Moments of Fashion! Working with Erwin Olaf…

Here we are preparing for a photo shoot, a publicity for some product that I don`t remember…

Erwin Olaf is a world famous photographer and photographic artist. I have worked with him only twice, both times very special and I keep a good memory in my heart. He has a staff of many, assistants, secretary,  stylist etc. His work involves stage set, almost like a movie set and it is magical to be in his world for a day or two. The first series I was part of is called GRIEF and has been traveling as an exhibition but also exists in a book form.

Erwin always in a good working mood…

and even his silhouette is great!

Lunch brake. In Holland, in Amsterdam where his studio is, there is usually lots of good bread and bread spreads, vegetables and fruits…and sweets (not my thing. I don`t like sweets, most of the time).

The colorful arty painted kitchen really suits him…

it is so wild all over.

One of the assistants has a working lunch to get the job done

Me and the other model…our two portraits will eventually be blended into one. I never saw the final photo. Hopefully I will.

From the computer screen. Work in progress. I took the freedom to totally modify the picture, to not show our breasts and just hope that it`s ok.

To see the work of Erwin Olaf CLICK HERE

Erwin Olaf will also show some of his work at the MULLSJÖ INTERNATIONA PHOTO FESTIVAL  from June 6-9. On June 7 he will also have a talk about his work.


Ingmari Lamy

I want your Love…

All nature talks to me now

I want your Love…I Love you

I need your Love…I Love you
Touch me, smell me…I Love to touch and smell You

Enter into my Mystery….

I enter….and I find ME

What a Beauty! Beauty all around me…being guided by my Heart…entering the Mystery of the simplicity and Love of every moment here

Ingmari Lamy

Mothers day today…

Today is mother`s day here and I have spent a lovely morning caring for me in the best way, making a smoothie of greens and then resting in bed…what a luxury! Soon I shall be meeting my daughter in the garden of Ulriksdal  where we will have lunch together…there I will also buy some xtra soil and plants for my garden. So looking forward to this day with my daughter! My son is out on other adventures and  we will meet later. Deep gratitude to motherhood and all it`s gifts and teachings. What a life!  What a blessed life! Both in joy and in sorrow, both in sunshine and rain. What a very Blessed Life!

Picture from photoshoot I did in an English garden summer-11 for  the brand H-I-G-H. That was a beautiful time! Wish for that kind of work to come to me again very very soon! Have a wonderful mother`s day all mothers of all ages! Love

Ingmari Lamy

Willy found this…

My friend Willy van Rooy found this picture of me on the internet…

it is by Guy Bourdin, for French Vogue somewhere early 70s. I`m so glad she found this because I have only a few of the pictures I made with him and I did not have this one. He was a very silent artist, working his details to perfection. The tightness of that belt around my waist was almost killing, I was almost breathless, unable to breath into my belly…and the photo session took a long time. Why is it so worth it? And is the result really worth it? Well, sometimes it is. The creative moment is ALWAYS worth it! Being a model is a co-creative work and working with so many different creative people is a tremendous  gift. Guy Bourdin was definitely one of them. When I met him he was already doing big campaigns, such as Charles Jourdan and was very well known.Here you can see some of his work

Ingmari Lamy

About me…!

From a womans blog, THE GOLDEN OYSTER   it was sent to me by Gudrun Sjöden and it moves me to get this beautiful words written about  me and the subject of fashion. The pictures on the right is my own private style. Notice how the light influences the way the face looks. A knowledge used by most photographers.

ingmari lamy & gudrun sjöden & age & fashion

1 & 4 - gudrun sjöden || 2 - advanced style || 3 - ingmari lamy’s own blog || 5 - the sartorialist
- deutscher text am ende des artikels -
whenever a set of photographies showing gudrun sjöden’s latest collection is published, i immediately start looking for pictures with ingmari lamy in them. among all the strong, inspiring and beautiful women, she has the most personality and seems to be very comfortable in her own skin (the blessings of age – i’m looking forward to it, too).

she also runs her own blog where she writes about her experiences as a model. she introduces friends, projects, presents after-show-pictures, but most of all, her short, open minded and simply happy notes add quite a spiritual, but authentic approach to the rather superficial world of fashion if you withdraw the factor of art. you can see her optimism in pictures of her, and she also dares to express some vulnerability.

well, i really don’t like that 99% of models look the same, resulting in a lack of diversity. gudrun sjöden doesn’t do that and i am thankful for it. in addition, i find ”appropriate dress codes for certain ages” ridiculous. clothes are about personality, and personality can only be achieved by free choice and not by compliance to rules other people have set up. to me, style is one of many possibilities to develop and share one’s personality (it is a skill that ingmari has obviously mastered – as well as designer gudrun sjöden herself). if you dress in accordance to your personality, you will always look appropriate.

in the future, i absolutely see myself as a shaman / herb woman / gardener – a personality that totally includes clothing from gudrun sjöden. as my wild flower and bee-friendly garden will need more time to grow, i will slowly grow into all of gudrun’s clothes. right now, i wear some of her pieces, but i chose them for being more urban and dynamic – a look that reflects aspects of my personality at this point.i’ll report about my diy projects as well as my gudrun sjöden clothes later this month! stay tuned~ a small preview:

And isn`t she really beautiful, strong and powerful! I can really see her as a shamanic woman teaching other women about the beauty and gifts of mother earth and themselves.

Some more reflections on your own Beauty and how deeply we see it ourselves…or not.

Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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