“Nightfall” Exclusive Interview With Photographer Benny van Ravenhorst & Model Fabian Von Gelder

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Black is back, androgyny is in, and the turtleneck sweater has a serious moment.

This menswear season had everything you could have hoped for—lots of covetable outerwear, tons of beautiful women on the runway, and a full-frontal show from Rick Owens. Fall always brings with it new approaches to layering, texture, and color, and this one was no different. “Nightfall” brings you classic BLACK fashion! With an urban edge. Photographed by renowned Photographer Benny van Ravenhorst and modeled by Fabian von Gelder “Nightfall” is Both seductive and inspirational! Both Benny and Fabian gave WhereWeStand Magazine a glimpse into their lives! Check out their interview with us!

Benny van Ravenhorst 

Benny van Ravenhorst 

WWS:”How did you become a Photographer?”

B.V.R: “I Became a professional Photographer 1 year ago after I graduated at the Dutch school of photography. My inspirations where Anton corbijn, Erwin Olaf and Darren Black.”

WWS:”What was the inspiration behind this photoshoot?”

B.V.R:”My inspiration for this Photoshoot is the black fashion trend.”


WWS:”What makes the good picture stand out from the average?”

B.V.R: “The images stand out Because of the use of light, Models, location and styling.”


WWS:”What does photography mean to you?”

B.V.R:”Photography is my kind of yoga”


WWS:”One of today’s main discussion points amongst photographers is about the use of digital photography; do you use digital cameras?”

B.V.R: “Yes I use digital camera’s”

WWS:”What is the influence of digital technology on your photography?”

B.V.R: “With the digital technology u Can create so much more.”


WWS:”How important is it for a photographer to “connect” with his subjects to bring out their true self?”

B.V.R: “It is really imported to connect with the model for the best results”


WWS:”Can you walk us through the actual process that you use to set up a portrait?”

B.V.R: “In the process to set up a Photoshoot I come together with a team of stylist, Models, make up and hair. We go trough ideas for the looks, feel of the photos and locations”


WWS:”Whats suggestions/Advice do you have for beginners?”

B.V.R: “I advise beginners to get a good team of hairstylist, make up artist and fashion stylist that you can trust. Also make a lot of connection with model with model agencys. And use social media as a art gallery.” 

Connect with B.V.R: https://www.facebook.com/bennyvanravenhorst

Fabian Von Gelder

Fabian Von Gelder

Fabian Von Gelder

WWS: “What’s your background in modeling? When and why did you get started? Was it for the glamour? The money? Pure kicks?”

F.V.G :”I really loved the modeling business & fashion. I started a couple years ago as a hobby which grown into a modeling carreer. I think its really awesome that i can wear designer clothes for shoots and shows.”

WWS:What does fashion mean to you?

F.V.G: “Fashion is really a part of me, i dress as how i feel, and i really put effort in my looks and style. But for me fashion is not really whats hot, it’s what i love to wear.”

WWS:What distinguishes a good model from a bad one?

F.V.G :”This is more an opinion than a fact. I dont like arrogant models or who keep complaining during their jobs. You should be friendly and easy to work with and ofcourse deliver the looks on the photos. But don’t forget that you work with a team!”

WWS:”Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?”

F.V.G :”Favorite models: Simon Nessman, Renato Freitasm and Marlon Teixeira

why: because these models are an inspiration to me. I love their strong features in their faces and the variety of their portfolio.


Favorite Designer: Givenchy , I’m just really in love with their style, the edgy urban looks.”

WWS:”Which fashion magazines, websites, blogs, and catalogs do you visit most often?”


“Vogue Homme’s,





WWS:”How has modeling changed other aspects of your life?”

F.V.G “My style in outfits got better! “


WWS: “What do you like to do on your free time?”

F.V.G: “Sports, Cooking, Shopping new outfits & be with my friends & family”


WWS: “How would you describe your style?”

F.V.G: “I like different kinds of styles, my clothes depend on my mood! Usually dark colors like black, grey, brown. But this doesnt mean i dont wear colors. Givenchy is a big inspiration to me.”


WWS: “What other modeling projects have you done?”

F.V.G: “Most of my work is on www.fabianvongelder.com

WWS: “Out of all of the photos the photographer took of you, which is your favorite and why?”

F.V.G: “It’s a little darkish and you can see my tattoo’s nicely which I’m very proud off!”


WWS:”What is your nutrition? How often do you go to the gym? Do you practice constantly?”

F.V.G: “I eat every two hours. Every day vegetables & fruit for my vitamins and mostly every day chicken because it is low in fat. I try to eat as less as possible sugars. Sometimes i’d like to pamper myself with a cheat meal.”


WWS:”What advice do you have for other aspiring models?”

F.V.G “Just enjoy the ride, it can be like a roller coaster!” 



Model: Fabian Von Gelder (MGB Netherlands / MGB Models) Photographer: Benny van Ravenhorst Mua: Marjolein Mulders Styling: Elle de Mari and Benny van Ravenhorst