So often I stood in front of the cameras of some great photographers but I also like to be behind the lens. Love to make pictures, specially portraits, don’t know why but I always get close up, get that face, that moment, that expression.

Make the person feel beautiful and click!


Not necessary to make a lot of shots but more then one so there is a choice. Here I made quiet a few and they are all good. To make a really nice picture you have to set it up though, think of the background and the light, invent a story or whatever, so you are prepared. In this case it was as easy as pie, such a beautiful girl as Apple and Alejandro such a good stylist, although both only 8, and my props ideal, but most important was the sky light in the “Atelier” we lived. June Newton was raving about it when she came to photograph us at home and yes, it was spectacular. Apple was very close friends with Alejandro, her mother Remi had been a model but was known as an extra ordinary stylist, years ahead of her time. Her father is Laurence Sackman, a renown photographer with whom I worked quiet a bit in Paris, we were good friends.

APPLE a few years later

On the other hand you may see a moment and say: Hold it,  and run for your camera but get there too late as the moment has gone. Now you can have the camera in your breast pocket, they are so small and yet everything is there, anyone can make a reasonable picture, or not? Still, the more you know about it, the better results are possible I think!







some of my favourites…









Many friends that read this blog knew Apple at that time and I like to tell you that she is very well, beautiful as ever, is married and has a little boy and they live happily in Paris. She never wanted to be a model.

Next time we talk about photography I show you other ones, this time I leave you with Apple, so nice to look at….

19 thoughts on “BEHIND THE CAMERA

  1. Once again you have amazed me! I love the pictures but I always said that you take the best pictures…Apple so beautiful! I always thought so and I have such nice memories of her. I truly can not wait to see more, more & more!

    Thank you.

  2. Willy, these are AMAZING…!
    I felt as though I watched whole one great European movie while I was looking at these a few of your photography.
    Apple is not only beautiful, but also wild and classy and beyond.
    Your photography made a short film about her.

  3. I think I will become a great follower.Just want to say your article is striking. The clarity in your post is simply striking and i can take for granted you are an expert on this subject.

  4. hey editor is this a girl who performed in Cheb Khaled ‘s music video named Aicha?
    just go to youtube and enter “aicha cheb khaled” in youtube search as keyword and you will get Apple Sackman as performing artist in that video, the music video toped the charts in Arab world……..she is so beautiful….nice photographs…….she is such a adorable woman

    • Yes Renton Nicholas, I checked it and indeed that is Apple, already also some years ago? Form when is that? She never wanted to be a model really but she is absolutely breathtaking. thanks for commenting

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    • yes, she definitly is, her name is Apple Sackman and she is French because she was born in France but her father is English and her mother Australien. She lives in Paris.

  6. i live in greenwich village nyc. Remi ,Sackman was a friend of mine when they lived in NYC for a short while.Remi would bring Apple to my apt.&we would play with her all day.she was so beautiful once you saw her you would never forget her.things change ,they returned to Paris & we never kept in happy to see a grown -upApple as beautiful as ever. Warm regards Terrance Trachet

  7. isnt apple sackman from the video clip of cheb kaled aicha? she’s so beautiful i tried finding her on google but little info

    • Dear friend, Aplle La Belle lives in Paris, happely married w 2 lovely children and indeed, what a beauty in all aspects … love her

  8. A bit off topic I know but I worked for Apple’s dad, Laurence, as his assistant back in 1967/8 in London, she looks just beautiful!

    I went on to work for many years as a professional photographer and I’m currently writing my memoirs and would love to contact Laurence, so I can thank him for all the help he gave me and also to check some of the things I’m about to write about those high times, can anyone help me please?

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