24.07.16 - 07.08.16

Oh Tenerife, where do I start? It took me a while to get used to you, you were so filled with stores, pools and tourist shops. I found it very hard to find the beauty. Ofcourse I did see the beauty, but I wanted to see a different beauty than the one they are trying to sell you on. Man, did we see that beauty! Those elderly couples dancing passionately in the restaurant near our hotel, beautiful. The de-li-cious tapas prepared by two guys with so much passion and love, beautiful. The coloured houses, the little café with selfmade ecofriendly goods, the street art, the couple sitting near the opened windows facing the streets saying "hola guapa". The woman giving us a ride home because we missed the only bus. The surf instructor giving me an exploding high-five after I maneged to get up two times, the old doggie outside that store waiting to get some love. Those where the things that made you beautiful. I tried to capture those little things that did "it" for me on film and that is what I am sharing with you today.

"I hope these pictures can make you feel as if you are walking down the island with me. As if you can feel the salt on your skin and the sand on your toes, as if you can hear the sounds of the waves crashing into the shore and see the shadow of the palmtrees following you around." 

I'd love to know what you think of this post, of the pictures as well as the writing & wish you all a nice day! Lots of love, Sophie 

Hey y'all! 

It's been a while, 120 days to be precise.
I could make a list of all the excuses I made up for not writing on here but let's be honest I've just been all over the place... I graduated high school (said she very casually whilst my highschool time wasn't easy or casual what so ever) , it's already summer and I (surprise, surprise) still don't have a clue what i'll be doing in my gap year.

One thing I do know is that now I have the time so I can't make excuses for not posting on here, not taking portraits (I did do two shoots this month so that's great!) ,not making youtube videos or making and selling my art. Those are a few things I'd like to focus on for a while. "Future Sophie I know you'll be reading this again some time soon; so get your ass of that couch, go make that bloody lookbook you've wanted to do for ages, go share your list of favorite movies on here and maybe have that graduation party okay!?"

Excuse the totally unrelevant intro to this post and lets get straight to it.

My mom recently bought a tablet so I decided to let my inner "grafic designer" run loose and created this visual inspo lookbook with some picture I took of Zora last month (our laptop broke so that's a pretty good excuse for not posting this earlier, right?)

We planned on doing a full shoot in this field near my house but since the sun ended up being a pain in the ass we ended up taking some more urban styled pictures at the old flat in my village. My dad was crazy enough to drive us back to the field during golden hour (thanks dad) so I was able to take some pictures in both settings.

Let me know what you think of this.
I'm curious to know if you liked reading these bits or if you are more the "only looking at the pictures kinda person" like me. 
I liked typing this, so we'll see where this goes.

Hope you are having a good one!

Lots of love,

INDUSTRIAL EXPLORERS / Zora Hamers by Sophie Engels

Hello lovely people of the internet!

Yesterday Zora and I decided to go to Amsterdam (again haha).
Naomi showed me the "NDSM werf" for the first time last year and I totally fell in love with the vibes.
There is graffiti everywhere, everything is damaged but in a very beautiful way & there are some really nice coffee places! We visited the "Noorderlicht café" yesterday which 10/10 would visit again. The café has a very nice outdoor sitting area and the building itself looks like an old plant house, which is pretty amazing. 

We adventured there for a bit and took some pictures which i'm sharing with you guys today!
Let me know what you think of them ☺

I'm hopefully going outside to enjoy the sun later today.
Have yourself a lovely sunny sunday 

Lots of love,