Current : Unseen Photo Fair 19-23 September 2012 in Amsterdam with Galerie van Kranendonk
Current : JG Ballard, A Tribute in the Melkweg during September 2012 with Take me to the Hilton and new work
I moved to a new studio space in Amsterdam, Wittenplaats
Past : 'Of Other Places'. I just spent 2 weeks in Casablanca, Morocco
"Playing Man"at Van Kranendonk Gallery is running until November 20. Participants: Wout Berger, Noor Damen, Natascha Libbert, Hans van der Meer, Bas Princen and Nicolas Wilmouth. "Trendbeheer" review (dutch only).
Awarded the 'startstipendium' by The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture (known in the Netherlands as Fonds BKVB.
Cover and 'signalement' in Kunstbeeld Magazine June Issue.
Take me to the Hilton is going to The New York Photo Festival, The DutchDoc! Space.
Currently participating in a group exhibition at Van Kranendonk Gallery 'Particolare 3' with images from 'Take me to the Hilton' until May 20.
'Take me to the HIlton' is nominated for the long list by the Dutch Doc Award for both 'Best Documentary 2009' and 'Best Innovation 2009'.
Duo exhibition with Krista van der Niet at Liefhertje en De Grote Witte Reus in The Hague until April 17.
'Take me to the Hilton' is for sale at Schaden Books.
'Now or Never' group exhibition at GEM Museum of Contemporary Art in The Hague until March 8.
Portfolios online at PHOTOQ.
Interview on ILOVETHATPHOTO.
Feb 6: 'Take me to the Hilton' participates in the Wild Book Market Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam on February 6 and 7.
Throughout the month September, work from my project 'Take me to the Hilton' is exhibited as part of the JG Ballard Tribute hosted by Paradiso and Melkweg in Amsterdam. You can visit the Melkweg Mediaroom from Wednesday - Sunday from 15-19hrs. An Dutch radio interview on De Avonden kan be heard here.
16 juni. Gisteravond kwam ik aan in Casablanca. Ik zei tegen een Australische muzikant die op doorreis was naar Ghana, ik ken hier eigenlijk niemand. En toen zag ik een bekende. Saad reed me slingerend en snel naar de stad en daar werd ik opgewacht door een collega uit Nederland. Toch moet ik wennen en voel ik me vandaag onhandig. Door de kleine smoezelige handdoekjes en doordat iedereen arabisch en frans spreekt, en ik niet of nauwelijks. Ik grijp continue naar m'n hoofd maar at een verrukkelijk stukje schaap.
Sleepers, De Kaap.
'Labadi boy' will be on show at Unseen Amsterdam at Van Kranendonk Gallery.
December 2011. Shete Boka.
I just completed an assignment in The Hague. The theme was "(on) vacation in Escamp". Escamp is a district and I focussed on the city park and decided to go on a time travel. Escamp became the Swiss Alps. Featuring artist Dodo Albrecht.
The opening of the group exhibition 'Update' at Van Kranendonk Gallery was lovely. If you didn't get a chance to visit, the exhibition is on show until October 8.
August 18, 2011. On the 3rd of September the new "cultural season" will open in The Hague (NL). Numerous art galleries are open to visit. I am participating in a new group exhibition at Van Kranendonk Gallery along with photographers Thomas Zika, Wout Berger, Aymeric Fouquez, Benoit Vollmer, Jan Adriaans, Wim van Egmond, Nicolas Wilmouth, Maarten Wetsema and Johan Nieuwenhuize. "Bed of Birds".
"Met je hoofd in de wolken" and "Curvy clouds".
Studio Renate Boere has redesigned my website and identity style using a typeface designed by Alex Scholing namely the FF Roice. I got tired of testing in an offline mode so the rest will be done with the rough version online. I am currently updating, please check back in a few days!
May 14, 2011. Three young men from Togo were at Labadi beach taking pictures of themselves in different outfits. I took pictures of them photographing themselves and as a result they asked me to pose with them while they tried on various shirts.
I was staying at a luxurious resort in Kuala Lumpur but this didn't prevent thunderstorms from leaving everything dishevelled daily at 4.30. After that the sun came out again and I ordered a beer.
April 14, 2011. A man told me last week that women like to photograph plants. Here's my image of glory.
March 12, 2011. While I was in Toronto last week, I travelled to the Blue Mountains with some collegues. They went skiing and I didn't.
February 9-13, 2011. Art Rotterdam with van Kranendonk Gallery and artists Wout Berger, Wim van Egmond, Aymeric Fouquez, Natascha Libbert, Awoiska vd Molen, Johan Nieuwenhuize and Bas Princen. This image "Day_light".
January 23, 2011. If there is not enough sunlight, one must think there is a sun, where there is none.
January 7, 2011. More from the series of Labadi beach, Ghana.
January 3, 2011. City landscape.
December 20, 2010. A while ago I came across this post at ACF. I liked the description, it's a good artist statement. Dutch only. The image was part of a small exhibition at Liefhertje en de Grote Witte Reus.
December 19, 2010. I was going through my archives for images of 'land' and came across a series of water. These were taken in Waterland.
November 16, 2010. The Hague. Tomorrow I am getting the keys to my new house in Amsterdam. I am working on an assigment in a zoo. I was asked by the Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed) to photograph 'Diergaarde Blijdorp' (a zoo near Rotterdam) which falls under the Heritage Agency. The brief was to use my own style and show the way in which people experienced this particular location. I decided to depict a world rich in fantasy, as zoos are, where make believe and aunthenticity become one. And why not. On this occasion, I decided that make believe was beautiful too.
October 16. In the weekend of November 6 & 7, HEDEN in The Hague is organizing a "weekend of photography". Anna van Leeuwen will interview me on November 7th. If you would like to attend, please email email@example.com.
October 12, 2010. Lagos Photo 2010.
(Part of) Lagos Photo: Anoek Steketee, Andrea Stultiens, Kunle Abeyemi, Azu Nwagbogu, Mario Machilua, Zainab Ashadu, Natascha Libbert, Lard Buurman, Wouter den Bakker, Juul Hondius.
September 25, 2010. Accra, Ghana. Labadi Beach.
September 15, 2010. Nairobi. I spent a few hours in the home of Joseph and his family. I took in an interest in the pictures hanging on the wall.When I asked why they were all so high, Joseph told me it was so that the children could not reach them.