Last week I received a phone call from a friend, who asked me if I was interested of guiding Mario Testino around Brussels.
First I thought it was a joke but when I suddenly got a phone call from the pope of photography himself I was 100% sure I was not dreaming.
Hell yeah I wanna show the biggest Photographer around Brussels. So I was told to plan a day for the both of us.
Meeting place: Hotel Amigo, in the city centre.
I was a little nervous to meet Mr. Testino in person, but from the moment I shacked his hand I felt a good connection. I was sure we would have a great time together.
First I showed him some fancy bars, nice shops and famous buildings around his hotel.
Mario was taking pictures NON stop so I had the feeling I was doing well as a guide! ;-)
After walking around we went for lunch in the Belga Queen, a great restaurant with a very nice atmosphere and the food was delicious.
A Plus for Ceesie.
After lunch we went to see some nice art galleries. I was impressed by the interest and knowing that Mister Testino had for contemporary art.
We saw so many nice and great stuff of Louise Bourgeoise and Sterling Ruby.
I suddenly realised why I love art so much: Creativity and originality makes things/people so fascinating. To finish our day we went for a walk around the antique stores at the "Sablon" and we tasted the best Belgian chocolates of Brussels on the terrace of "Wittamer".
Mario, I hope you had a fun and unforgettable day, I definitely had! ;-)