Date Archives February 2012


For the Grote Prijs Zuid-Holland the Popunie asked me to make photos of the winners. Not just in their ‘OMG OMG WE WON’-moment, but something they can use to promote themselves. Thus 1Duidig and I set a date.. in february..

They’re standing on a swimming pool. In case you’re wondering where the bright blue tiny wall behind them came from. It’s just well.. frozen.. and snowed in! It was amazingly cold, but the guys were really tough and did not complain.

If you’re wondering how cold: it was -8 degrees. I wore two pairs of gloves to make sure my hands didn’t get too cold and to make sure I would be able to keep moving them at all! We decided we need to do this shoot again.. in summer.. in swimwear and flippers.

The Boyfriend was there to support me luckily and took this picture of behind-the-scenes photo!

This here is 1Duidig their latest video! I think it’s very well made and cool! Check them out here if you want to know more about these guys.

Richard is graduating!

There seems to be a graduation theme going on here ;) Since it concerns The Boyfriend this time I felt the serious need to spam you with his graduation project!

For his project Richard needed some photos and before he could finish the sentence ‘Do you have time to..’ I said “YEAH!”.

He arranged a cool location in a theater in The Hague with great light and even betterĀ  props.

Ok the props on this one are mostly his basses but still (from now on to be known as Pim and Savana.. more on those two later). Love it! Check out the chair on the next one. How awesome!

You understand how serious I am when I say you all have to come to Scheveningen on march 18th and watch him play :)

Graduation part II

Ok. So. It’s quite impossible for anyone to have missed this but nevertheless, I’m posting them! In Graduation Part I was allowed to pick my own topic to make a series about. But for the other assignment I had to make a campaign for Twitter. I decided to be a bit of a critic since people use Twitter to let the world know they are ‘all out of milk’ or of course ‘waiting for the bus’.

These two are Danny & Daanie. Yes, those are really their names. I want to thank you guys yet again for all your time and effort :) Awesome photos are awesome.

I had a lot of fun making these photos. The hardest thing was to not laugh while making them since it would break the concentration. Afterwards we got to eat popcorn ;)

Via twitter and other social media I asked you all to join in on the project and make your own versions. You guys came up with such cool ideas I almost felt the need to expand the series (almost, the exam date was coming up hah)!

I won’t repost the entire series (again) since I kinda spammed most of you to death on twitter and facebook but if you are interested in more you can find everything right here.

Graduation part I

As you might or might not have noticed: I graduated! Oh yeah! Which is also the main reason I kinda neglected this blog. Completely. After the last post about Tarik everything became very much, busy..

But now! I’m done! And I figure it’s time to show any of you who haven’t seen them the graduation series. Since they are as different as could be I’ll start with the one about Tarik. That’s where I left off!

I have so many photos of this guy by now I can probably make a book, or two. I love this portrait because it explains so much about him, without him actually doing anything.

Also one of my favorites. This was in a theater all the way in Alkmaar.

This is at his physical therapist. A man kind enough to tolerate me around with a camera in his practice.

When I took the first photos I had no circus vocabulary whatsoever. Actually I still don’t. All I can tell you is that the black ropes are called straps. After a while I gave certain poses my own names though.. I think you can guess this one ;)

The point of the series was to not only show Tarik’s life on stage, but even more so the other side. Where he spends a lot of his time alone, training and being on the road.

I had a lot of fun making all these photos. I’m obviously not posting them all but you can imagine it took a lot of time from him and me. I love how photography can take me into a completely new world where I can just have a peek and am allowed to be amazed by it.