Riopy Portraits
Commissioned by
Warner Classics

Client: Warner Classics
Light: Axel Guigon
Light Assistant: Julien Brable
Photo Production: Antonella Masiello
Lab: Handprinted at Emulsion Lab Paris
Set Design: Justine Verplancke
Stylist: Capucine Colboc
Hair And Make Up: Sarah Degraef
Year: 2022
Location: Meise, Belgium

These images have been made for the artist Riopy to accompany the release of the album « Thrive » (2023). The aim of the series was to create portraits with a natural and organic environment around the artist.


Michael Ferire is a Belgian photographer based in Brussels. Over the past 15 years he has been collaborating with international brands in the fields of music, art and craftsmanship. He mainly works behind the scenes for discerning and passionate clients and brands, using a versatile approach that combines reportage and staged photography. Michael also shares and teaches his methods in conferences and workshops across Europe, empowering photographers to elevate their businesses to the next level and reinforce their creative vision.


Michael’s visuals convey a strong sense of place, with meticulous attention to precision and detail. Focusing primarily on portrait photography, Michael’s work encompasses a blend of both commercial and editorial projects, delivering bold and intricate visual narratives.

Selected clients

Dior, Alexandre Benjamin Navet, Warner Music, Krug Champagne, Galerie Xavier Hufkens, Thierry Boutemy, Thomas Roussel, Mini, Guendalina Litta, Atelier Lum, TBWA, Rusak Designworks, TBX Agency.

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