I have never seen so many pretty people in one photostream. Is everyone in Amsterdam so handsome or just the friends of Merlijn Hoek? I could look through every page just to delight in their attractiveness. His portrait of friends takes the Day for what it could become: Still used to advertise almost anything, but surely fine wine or eatery for the hip and trendy. I want to socialize with these people. Don’t you?
Merlijn captured self-titled “Anne, Eralda, en Bart” on May 14, 2015, using the Nikon D800 and 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Vitals: f/4, ISO 500, 1/250 sec, 70mm. The gent is in the field of focus. The hint of bokeh adds to the women’s allure. I talk of Amsterdam, where the photographer is from, but this street shot is in Belgium.
Maybe Merlijn just has a good eye for that money marketing shot, even among candids of friends and travels. He is interactive director for advertising agency Roorda Reclamebureau. He joined Flickr in February 2006.
Photo Credit: Merlijn Hoek