Creative agency XXS Amsterdam approached us to produce new TVC's for NPO. Chantal Spieard had the honour to direct them and we have to say they turned out great! Happy to share this one!
Creative agency XXS Amsterdam approached us to produce new TVC's for NPO. Chantal Spieard had the honour to direct them and we have to say they turned out great! Happy to share this one!
In this photography and film project we see and hear Poppy and her dreams and thoughts about life and love. The main story is a love letter she wrote to an ex boyfriend, where she talks about longing to be the perfect woman for him. With ‘bigger boobs and longer legs’, and at the same time she writes him that she is having doubts about marriage as the only and ultimate expression of her love life. Photographs of promising model buildings and parks are alternated with real parks and views from yet to be inhabited apartments.
A mixture of living and dreaming. The younger generation is not always willing to get married without having found real love first. They are willing the risk of living the life of a faded pearl. Find more of 'Wild Poppy' right here.
Niels Hoebers (1981) is animator. For DWDD he made a beautiful ode to Number 14: Johan Cruijff. Hoebers graduated in 2010 Cum Laude at the Design Academy Eindhoven with stop-motion film 'Walter'. After graduating he started his own studio, where he produces stop-motion videos from start to end and from concept to end-product.
You are invited for Ellen Kooi's solo exhibition at Torch Gallery. Amsterdam, opening November 10 2018 (from 17.00h - 19.00h) till January 5th 2019. This exhibition will also be open during Amsterdam Art Weekend 22 - 25 November 2018. See you there!
Head to his page to find more work of this remarkable artist.
Tom Joye delivers a wonderful message message for foodbanks. Support if you can!
Stunning image for NTjong's play 'The Brothers Lionheart' by Marijke de Gruyter.
A new commercial for hunkemöller by Marijke de Gruyter with a special thanks to her team!
DOP: Ezra Reverda/Production: The Boardroom/Art Director: Floor Knaapen/Grading: Rachel Stone/Edit: Kim Hinrichs/Gaffer: Uwe Kuiper/Music: Sizzer Amsterdam/Styling: Ellen Hoste/Hair & Make-up: Kim Bakkers - Danine Zwets
New series by Jonathan Andrew in cooperation with Daphne Bunshoek for National Geographic Traveler.
Monday never looked this good! New work for Maandag® by Chantal Spieard.
New work by Tom Joye for Sprite. Head to his page for more new videos!
New work by Tara Fallaux for HABION i.o.v. IOOM/ Pauline Smoolenaars. Three web documentaries anda photography campaign for Habion/ Huis Assendorp. Art Director: Pauline Smoolenaars/ IOOM, Director: Tara Fallaux, D.O.P: Tara Fallaux, Editor: Tim Wijbenga. Find the other ones here.
Just a quick hello from us and checking if you are following us on Instagram. Picture byTara Fallaux.
Kunsthandel kruis-weg68 nodigt je uit voor de expositie 'Objectief/Subjectief' waaronder het werk van onze fotografe Ellen Kooi. Je kunt tijdens deze zomer tentoonstelling kennis met het werk van 5 fotografen: Linda Bais, Billy und Hells, Bianca Sistermans, Barbara de Vries & Ellen Kooi.
De opening is op vrijdag 29 juni van 16.00 tot 18.00. Objectief/Subjectief is van 29 juni tot en met 1 september 2018 alleen geopend op de zaterdagen van 11.00 – 18.00 uur (en op afspraak).
Always wondered what it's like on a car photography set? Here's your chance with this 'Making of' film from Erik Chmil.
Tara Fallaux has returned from her adventures in Xiamen (CHN) and is available for bookings!
We had the honor to create another wonderful image for 'Het Spoorwegmuseum'.
Art & Copy: Liesbeth Maliepaard and Georgina Vieane
Photography: Marijke de Gruyter
Styling: Ines Beeftink
Hair & Make-up: Carmen Gonzalez
New work for NEW10 by Marijke de Gruyter!
As promised an update on Tara Fallaux who currently resides in Xiamen (CHN) to work, amongst other projects, on a solo-exhibition in the Chinese European Art Center. The opening of her exhibition "Today Tomorrow and Forever" is Saturday May 12th! We understand (a little) if you won't make it over there so we will share her latest work on our channels soon. We do want to celebrate her achievement with you by sharing this beautiful invitation. Tara will be back from her adventures in China, and available for bookings, this June.
We are happy to announce the second edition of our magazine “Centrefold” just rolled off the press. We are spreading copies as we speak and hope to inspire you with this annual publication about film, photography & production.
Dutch Design Week 2018 is calling out to all designers to register for #DDW18. A video by Niels Hoebers!
1 clip, 56 directors, "makkelijk voor ons". Director Tom Joye and set-designer/paper-artist extraordinaire had the honor to work with “De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig” on their official videoclip for “Makkelijk (voor ons)” from . (You will find their contribution from 00:14s till 00:18s)
The photographer Erik Chmil is famous for his photos of vehicles in atmospheric locations. In his latest series, “Solitude,” he plays with the curious fact that his usual model is not on view, through photographs taken in abandoned carparks. Chmil traveled the world in search of emotive parking lots and photographed them at the precise moment when no car was actually parked there, often a feat of patience. The result is much more than simply shots of empty parking spaces under different lighting conditions; these fascinating snapshots show silence, loneliness, and longing, bearing witness to the secret histories of these spaces. Featuring contemplative and arresting photographic works of art, this volume also takes viewers on a fascinating photographic journey to spectacular places throughout the world. You can order a copy for only €43,95 excluding shipping costs. Send us an email to order!
Make it a great 2018!
Refreshing sleep, deep sleep, light sleep, wintersleep and powernaps by Marijke de Gruyter for Hema.
Interview met Niels Stomps over het Expert Programma van de Fotoacademie Amsterdam: Fotoboek - van beeld tot publicatie
Gabi van Ingen vraagt het aan Niels Stomps! Niels zal op de Fotoacademie tijdens het Expert Programma fotografen begeleiden bij het maken van het perfecte fotoboek.
Very proud to announce that Erik Chmil has been awarded by Lürzer's 200 best ad photographers. Congratulations!
It's wintertime! We are going to spend more time indoors so here a great tip for the cosy darker days to come. Ines Beeftink's her first DIY styling books "Love for Leaves" made together with Studio ROOF is out now!
He will team-up with all his visitors of the Dutch Design Week and will create an on going animation during these days. As he animates non-stop, you will provide him with content, choosing objects and more from the studio archive. The stop motion animation studio of Niels Hoebers featuring works that is using real physical materials, texture, lights and colors, creating lively stop motion animation films with a clear signature. Collaborations with other artists is an essential part of the studio existence and finds it one of the most inspiring and satisfying parts of his work. So let’s make this DDW the BIGGEST COLLABORATION EVER!
While carefully planning around nap time and feeding schedules, we managed to create this international campaign and image library for Nuna International in cooperation with agency Matters Most. A production challenge with a cast of over 40 children, 25 adults and a ditto number of locations across town. Our compliments go out to the team for creating this tasteful library, comprising 27 films and 140 campaign images in less than two weeks. We are proud to share a selection below.
Client: Nuna / Agency: Matters Most / Director and Photographer: Marijke de Gruyter / DOP & Camera Jeroen Simons / Hair & Make-up: Carmen Gonzalez / Casting & Production: Foto Formation
Is everybody already done with fall cleaning? If not here's a very inspirational commercial directed by Chantal Spieard for Hago! Happy cleaning!
Have a look at this extremely playful video for Albert Heijn's chocolate happiness Delicata by Tom Joye.
Delicious new work for Albert Heijn's chocolate happiness Delicata by Tom Joye. Special thanks to the agency Staat for working with us.
Stop motion artist Niels Hoebers has made a short animation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CLAY collection by Maarten Baas. This timelapse is the making of that video. Find the wonderful result right here.
Chantal Spieard had the honour to make this extremely lovable video for Hema and Pride Amsterdam! #Hema ♥iedereen #we ♥iedereen # ♥PrideAmsterdam, i.c.w. XXS & Hema, camera Jeroen Simons.
Our production for Zeeman did win gold again, this time at the Esprix 2017!
Director: Chantal Spieard
Camera: Ype Poortinga
Styling: Heleen Out
Make-up & Hair: Anita Jolles
Production: Foto Formation
Edit & sound: Sounds Like Film
Congratulations to all!
Our production for Zeeman is a goldwinner at ACDN 2017!
Director: Chantal Spieard
Camera: Ype Poortinga
Styling: Heleen Out
Make-up & Hair: Anita Jolles
Production: Foto Formation
Edit & sound: Sounds Like Film
Congratulations to everybody who was involved!
It was our best kept secret. Finally we can share this amazing fully by Foto Formation produced campaign (casting, location, production, styling and hair&make-up) for Nesquick. Keep an eye on our website. More coming soon!
Photography: Tom Joye - Styling: Inès Beeftink - Agency: McCANN London
Our latest fully by Foto Formation produced commercials (casting, location, production, styling and hair&make-up) for FNV/Menzis. Director: Chantal Spieard.
Our last but not not the least new talent is Joshua Morin. This filming world-explorer was lucky enough to travel our world when he was younger. Each destination inspired him in new ways and all he wanted to do was capture these magical, fleeting moments. This led him down the road of film-making. It was not long before he started filming professionally. After receiving a few staff picks on Vimeo, doors to many more exciting opportunities started to open, such as filming for Sean Penn’s NGO, National Geographic and currently the Matador Network. Since then, his career has snowballed into an exciting mix of projects, filming for many agencies and tourism boards around the world. We are honored to welcome you to our team!
Another Storytraveler with a passion for film making. It all started with his love for extreme sports (skateboarding, snowboarding etc)/ His friends spend hours perfecting the latest tricks and he always wanted to be able to capture them. So one day, in 2005, he decided to go out and buy a camera - that's where it all began. These days, he works on all sorts of projects from travel and sport videos to commercials. He is lucky enough to work with some phenomenal brands, including Volkswagen, Burton, Redbull and BBC to name a few. When he is not filming, he spends time with his family, goes on as much surf trips as possible and loves to mountain bike.
Caspar is part of the very talented collective Storytravelers. We will let him introduce himself: "You know, it’s crazy what can change in 6 years. I used to be a unit director of a sales company in the Netherlands, but after a few years I felt stuck with an ever-growing urge to pursue different goals in life. I wanted a lifestyle that was aligned with my passions and talents – I wanted to live my own legend! So I started travelling again, jumped into new projects, where the path eventually led me to southern Italy. Here, I began following my passion of showcasing journeys, people and destinations in their true, natural and authentic form, through the art of film. It was not long before this venture sparked the creation of STORYTRAVELERS. To me, my work is way more than just taking photos, filming videos, travelling the world and social media. It’s all of these moulded together with artistic expression, unlimited creativity, a passion for real connections, authentic experiences and the ability to share a unique vision with the world".
We are sure Ingmar will make a great impression coming holidays. She knows how to prepare great food and how make it look delicious on camera as well. Ingmar began her career as a photographer. Later as a culinary student at the Cordon Bleu School in Johannesburg South Africa, she started experimenting with food and photography. After training with several food stylists, she made a career switch to food styling. Recipe development, a self-taught skill, came later. Ingmar’s creativity and improvisational skills, give a feel of refreshing nonchalance to her work. “ If you’re a food stylist – you always create ways to hold the impossible together with toothpicks, rubber bands and sticky tape.” Her appreciation of client needs and extensive knowledge and love of good food, make her easy to work with. Ingmar works on assignments for magazines, adverts and food packaging, commercials and feature films.
Ingmar has worked on a large array of food assigment covering various areas of expertise- drinks, coffee, working with ice cream, pastries and baking- for both moving and still images. Her aim is to create food that is looks truly delicious and visually appealing; with a degree of honesty that creates a natural believable image quality.
Niels Hoebers is a one of a kind artist. As a re-animator of inanimatable objects, Niels Hoebers tells stories, visualizes concepts and romanticizes processes.
Niels is creating imaginary worlds through stop motion animation. He is always on the lookout for stimulating collaborations with companies or other artists and for motivated Interns with great minds and gifted hands, who like to discover the world around stop motion animation. Have look at his other stunning films right here.
Introducing photographer and director Adrian T. Kubica. Adrian was born in Detroit, Michigan and now calls Germany his home. Adrian enjoys the raw reality of everyday life, the fleeting beauty of those in-between moments and takes every shot keeping that in mind. He wants his viewers to relate to his photographs through recognition, familiarity, emotions and the energy so much, that they wonder if they are looking at a picture of someone they know.
Chantal Spieard's great work for the Female Cancer Foundation has been published in the quarterly newsletter of Triodos Bank. The Female Cancer Foundation strives to create a world free from cervical cancer, which can be achieved by offering care (screening and treatment) on location, offering education and research. While its main focus is cervical cancer, FCF informs women in developing countries about breast cancer and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights related subjects. A donation is ofcourse much appreciated!
Like we said we have quite a few talents in our midst. I will add them to our news page one by one so you have a little time to process them and we really don't want to them short. They really do deserve a stage. Second off is hair & make-up artist Ellen van Exter. She is already a well renowned artist so we are honored to introduce her to you. Have a look at her quite impressive portfolio and please note this is just the tip of a beautiful iceberg when it comes to her work.
We have quite a few new talents in our midst! First off, we would like to introduce Brandon Li. Being the son of a Chinese scientist and an American novelist, he was bound to be a little different. His parents always encouraged him to follow his dreams and despite being the only kid in school who was interested in film, he pursued it anyway. To date, he has filmed in over 40 countries, featuring in National Geographic, the Smithsonian Institute, BBC and TIME. Some of his commercial clients have also included BMW, Nike, Etihad Airways, and Airtickets. com. Believe us, you don't want to miss this piece of art Brandon Li made called "Hong Kong Strong". Enjoy! #watchfullscreen #staytunedformore
During Limburg Foto 2016, our photographer Ellen Kooi will be one of the main speakers. She will be speaking about her work. Limburg Foto is held from October 21 - 23. The entree fee for the is euro 5,- So hop on a train and dont’ miss this oppertunity!
Jonathan Andrew is featured in the Samsung Discovery magazine talking about travel photography. It's all in Dutch but you can always just look at the pretty pictures if you can't read Dutch!
At first, they look like monoliths of ancient or futuristic cultures. They look like constructions that transcend time and even space. Set out in the open, where almost no other signs of civilisations are to be seen, the structures of abandoned bunkers from World War II remain.
Find the rest of the publication right here.
Photographer and director Tim Müller has been selected to be under the 200 BEST AD PHOTOGRAPHERS WORLDWIDE in 2016/2017 in Lürzer's Archive Magazine.
We love photography lovers! Therefore we aim to find the right balance between offering accessible as well as collectable photoprints so we have something for all art collectors, big and small. We offer open editions and limited edition prints. Every print will be delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity and all limited edition prints will be signed by the Artist.
Start ordering your print here!
Another publication of Jonathan Andrew's astounding pictures of the WWII bunkers.This time on National Geographic for Memorial Day. See the haunting relics that World War II left behind. You can find the article right here.
You can now follow us on Instagram as well!
Jonathan Andrew has been nominated in the ‘9th International Color Awards' in the categories ‘Architecture’and Nature’. CongratulationsJonathan Andrew Photography!
Marijke de Gruyter and Jet Vervest have been delivering the best images for NTJong plays quite a while now. This review proofs, once again, what a fantastic team they make.
Today Zeeman's wedding dress campaign was launched. Within a few hours after the start of this campaign the dress was completely sold out! Congratulations Zeeman and our director Chantal Spieard for this great success!
2016 couldn't have started any better for our photographer/director Tim Müller. Tim is selected to be one of the 200 best ad photographers worldwide in 2016/2017. He is presented with 7 images in 4 categories (Architecture, Beauty & Nudes, Life, People). Worldwide only 3 photographers are nominated in 5 categories. Congratulations Tim Müller!
09.01.2016 - 20.02.2016
Opening: Saturday the 9th of January – 5-7pm
Open on Wednesday – Saturday – 12-6pm
Wij wensen jullie allemaal alvast een fijne pakjesavond! Dit beeld is gemaakt door Marijke de Gruyter & Jet Vervest voor de voorstelling "KLAAS" van NTjong. Voor 5 en 6 december zijn nog kaarten verkrijgbaar!
A while ago we told you our photographer and director Marjolein Busstra (Lege Fles) was one of the four winners of "Vrij Nederland Fotoverhaal". Her story, now published in Vrij Nederland, is about Carla (61), an Amsterdam purebred who converted to Islam 11 years ago and is married to a 33-year-old Libyan freedomfighter. The 10 photo's are now published in Vrij Nederland. Buy the latest issue of Vrij Nederland and don't miss out on this wonderful short documentary.
Proud of Jeroen Simons who took the prize for Best Cinematography at Eindhovens Film Festival for A Short Tour & Farewell!
After the exhibition, the TV series! Every Sunday from the 1st till the 29th of November at 16.00 o'clock you can watch a new episode of "Marokkaanse Moeders on NPO 2! Ofcourse you can watch al missed episodes via this link. Congratulations to our ladies of Lege Fles, Marjolein Busstra en Rebekka van Hartskamp, who made this all happen. We are so proud of them!
Niels Stomps in Newdawnpaper with his work ‘Nothing to fear, just gravity'.
Our photographer Chantal Spieard is now officially a director as well. Have a look at her first commercial made for Zeeman!
As you can see Chantal is, besides making photos, great at climbing trees as well!
Come and see Ellen Kooi´s work this weekend at Unseen Photo Fair & Festival!
Watch the brandnew VPRO-show "Poesjes" starting september the 6th at 9 o'clock. Styling by our stylist Ines Beeftink!
An article on the work of our photographer Ellen Kooi in Aesthetica Magazine. "Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi’s theatrical images challenge assumed perceptions of the world and transform bleak landscapes into dramatic stories" Please read the full article on the current issue of Aesthetica Magazine. Click here to order the new issue.
National Geographic has published an article written by Christina Nunez, which contains a series of photographs featuring “7 Cool Ways Cities Are Thinking Ahead on Climate Change”. One of these stunning images is the one we are presenting to you today. The picture shows the ingenious way the Dutch city has come up with to fight climate change, through floating neighbourhoods. This solar-powered pavilion embodies a first step towards a similar but larger clean-energy powered area, and is used as an exhibition space to feature Rotterdam’s ambitious climate change plans for the future. The UNFCCC Climate Photo of this week was taken by Jonathan Andrew in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
In collaboration with producer Interakt "Lege fles" is announcing a 5-part documentary about Maroccan mothers for NTR! They will look through the eyes of Marroccan mothers and will show how do they experience the Netherlands and how they experience raising their children here? "Lege Fles" will start producing soon and are still in search of mothers. So are you a Marcooccan mother or do you happen to know one please let us know!
A few months ago we announced that Marjolein Busstra from Lege Fles was selected for "Vrij Nederland Photostory". We would like to tell you a little bit more about her project. #Jesuiscarla is a project about a dutch woman from Amsterdam who converted to Islam. Marjolein works on this project for one year. At the end of 2015 it is going to be published in Vrij Nederland and will be accompagnied by a documentary about Carla's life followed by an exhibition. We hope you are looking forward to all this just as much as we do!
We are proud to announce that Jonathan Andrew is exhibiting in the upcoming Foto Festival Naarden 2015. His photographs of fortifications from World War II will be on show at the festival. The series consists of photos taken over the past four winters in the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Scotland. The project has had over 250,000 views online and has been published in the British newspaper 'The Daily Mail' and the American magazine 'Wired'.
The photos can be seen from the 14th of May till June 21st in Orange Bastion, building G, room 11 in Naarden.
More information about the festival, opening times and ticket sales can be found through this link:
More information on Jonathan Andrew's project can be found here:
Jonathan will be present on Sunday, May 24th between 11.00 and 14.00 to tell more about his work.
Hopefully we'll see you in Naarden!
"A short tour & farewell" has been selected to be played at Festival de Cannes. We are very proud of our DOP/Director Jeroen Simons who was the DOP on this film.
Ellen Kooi's work will be represented at London Photo! More information right here.
Ellen Kooi will be hosting her solo exhibition "Undertones" in Musée de la Roche sur Yon from 7 March till 6 June in la Roche-sur-Yon, France!
De Zeeman commercial "Iedereen goed ondergoed" van onze Marijke de Gruyter is genomineerd voor het San Accent 2014! Het SAN Accent is de enige communicatie vakprijs van, voor en door Adverteerders.Trots laten we laten hem gewoon nog een keer aan jullie zien!
Op de allernieuwste, en allermooiste locatie van Amsterdam, wordt een exclusieve wekelijkse zondagclub gepresenteerd waar je heerlijk kan brunchen, lekker kan dansen en genieten van het mooiste uitzicht over de Amsterdamse binnenstad, waar Anton Pieck nog een puntje aan kan zuigen. Lekker!
Uitslapen is voor doetjes, dus wakker worden, het is lekker opstaanstijd... RISE & SHINE!
Lekker snel die voetjes naast je bed, want zij staan al voor je klaar op de 11e verdieping van de Zilveren Toren, Stationsplein 51 met een vol programma van lekkere vette DJ’s, pittig vermaak, en een zalig lekkere brunch samengesteld door onze niet-te-versmaden-tv-top-kokkin-vriendin Claartje Lindhout.
De smakelijke opening van RISE & SHINE is op PAASMAANDAG 6 april 11.00 uur. En daarna is het elke ZONDAG raak.
Voor €39,- p.p. (ex.vvk. kosten) krijg je de brunch, een sprankelend glas champagne, de dj’s, de acts en het mega uitzicht.
Vanaf 14.00 uur is de keuken gesloten maar de bar blijft lekker open tot 22.00 uur. Entree vanaf 14.00 uur bedraagt €10,- p.p. (hiervoor hoef je niet te reserveren).
Kaarten voor de RISE & SHINE Grande Opening brunch kan je lekker hier lekker bestellen clubriseandshine.com. Let op: Er zijn maar een beperkt aantal plaatsen, dus wees er lekker snel bij.
Met medewerking van:
DJ. R. Benoni, ir Vendermeulen, Fashion Pack, Doppelgang, Terrence de Dichtende Piccolo, Humpty Dumpty, Whats Cooking?, the Green Potatoes en vele anderen.
Check clubriseandshine.com voor meer info.
Zegt het voort…
Met likkebaardende groeten van het Meubel Stukken team, Taadaa, Rob Benoni, Erik Coppens en Claartje Lindhout.
Helaas zijn zij niet van de kinderopvang dus moet je je kroost lekker thuislaten of naar AH brengen mits die nog steeds op de kleintjes let...
Photography by Marijke the Gruyter and concept/styling by Jet Vervest.Book your tickets here.
Our photographer Tom Joye is now also represented by us as director! Have a look at his brandnew stop-motion film "Omnibot".
An event from our hair & make-up artist Claudia Creebsburg on 27/28 March in Pakhuis de Zwijger. Book your tockets here!
Our photographer Cyril Lagel has been rewarded with silver at the One Eyeland Photography Awards. Please have a look at his winning images right here. Congratulations Cyril!
Check our latest newsletter about Lege Fles! Their latest project Moroccan Mothers is absolutely fantastic and we are so looking looking forward to see their upcoming projects!
The opening of the Rijksrestaurant was for the editors of Volkskrant Magazine a good reason to stylize the dishes prepared by chef cook Joris Bijdendijk in a typical setting for the Rijksmuseum. Rein Janssen photographed these dishes in the tradition of 17th-century still lifes and the styling has been taken very good care of by Judith Rasenberg. You can have a look at the published article right here.
Our photographer/director Marjolein Busstra (Lege Fles) is one of the four winners of "Vrij Nederland Fotoverhaal". Four photographers including Marjolein, will make a photostory for Vrij Nederland this year. A jury chose them out of 117 proposals.
Friday the 24th of October at 18:00 the exhibition “Marokkaanse Moeders” opens in the Melkweg Galerie. Save the date! Click here for the article on Vice
Last week the jury had a look at all the submitted work for Selection of Dutch Photography 2014. From 212 submissions they selected the work from 28 photographers, including that from Marijke de Gruyter & Jet Vervest for NTjong.
The award ceremony and book vernissage will take place on the 26th of November in het Stedelijk Museum.
The judges were: Dennis Baars, Jaap Biemans, Scheltens&Abbenes, Piet Paris, and Karin van Gilst.
We would like to to congratulate all the nominees!
The Zeeman commercial “Iedereen goed ondergoed” by Marijke de Gruyter and Jet Vervest is nominated for the monthly elections of the "Gouden Loeki". The top 3 of each month are in the running for the real "Gouden Loekie" award. Voting is possible from today on so please vote for “Iedereen Goed Ondergoed!”. You can vote here!
It turned out to be harder than expected, but after a year and a half Lege Fles (which consists of Marjolein Busstra and Rebekka van Hartskamp) succeeded in talking to 13 Moroccan mothers about raising their sons in the Netherlands. Last week they had their final interview, and therefor they would like to proudly invite you to the exhibition opening in the Melkweg Galerie. The opening will take place on Friday the 24th of october at 18:00.
The exhibition consists of portraits of Moroccan boys who shield their faces to protect their anonymity and on the other hand video interviews with Moroccan mothers publicly telling their story.
The exhibition will be opened by historic Martijn Kleppe, who conducts research into iconic press photos and the (new) selection procedure followed by editors across different types of media.
It promises to be a very exciting night. See you there!
Bekijk hier de erg leuke making-of van het Oilily Magazine issue 9/Winter 2014.
Aanstaande zaterdag vertelt Niels Stomps over zijn werk in het Fotodok museum te Utrecht. Speciaal voor alle liefhebbers van fotografie: Zaterdag a.s. is de Dag van de Fotografie bij FOTODOK. Voor een klein bedrag krijg je lezingen (o.a. Kadir Van Lohuizen), workshops (o.a Sterre Sprengers), een film (Edward Burtynsky) en wordt zelfs je portfolio bekeken en bekritiseerd door Femke Lutgerink, Koos Breukel, Niels Stomps en Anne Geene en voor een lunch wordt ook gezorgd. Inschrijven kan HIER.
Lege Fles Producties werkt momenteel aan het project ‘Marokkaanse Moeders’. Hier kun je een artikel lezen over het project dat onlangs is gepubliceerd in het magazine ‘Mister Motley’.
Paleis Soestdijk presenteert vanaf vrijdag 12 april een moderne fototentoonstelling onder de titel : Modern koningshuis, door de lens van fotograaf Robin Utrecht. Een fototentoonstelling over de volgende generatie van het Koninklijk Huis door een van de bekendste en beste fotografen uit de Nederlandse fotojournalistiek : Robin Utrecht.
Ter gelegenheid van Wereldvrouwendag organiseert Photo Gallery Ben Wind van 7 tot en met 17 maart in Rotterdam de expositie Wereldvrouwendag op het Noordereiland. De expositie toont een selectie van foto’s van de fotografe Chantal Spieard die in het najaar van 2012 meereisde met de Female Cancer Foundation naar Kenia en Bangladesh. Het is een schitterend reisverslag geworden!
Op 7 maart, de avond voor Internationale vrouwendag, zal Khaddouj Erahoutan, echtgenote van burgemeester Ahmed Aboutaleb, de expositie “Wereldvrouwendag op het Noordereiland” openen om 19:00 uur. Aansluitend zal prof. dr. Lex Peters een korte voordracht houden over zijn werk.
We nodigen u hierbij uit deze bijzondere avond bij te wonen om samen met de FCF internationale vrouwendag te vieren!
Prinses Máxima neemt op dinsdag 26 februari het boek "Een wereld zonder baarmoederhalskanker" in ontvangst, fotografie door Chantal Spieard. Klik hier voor het volledige artikel op de website van het Koninklijk Huis.
Chantal Spieard zal na haar indrukwekkende reis naar Bangladesh, Prof. dr. Lex Peters deze maand wederom vergezellen naar Kenia voor "Female Cancer Foundation".
In de Derde Wereld is baarmoederhalskanker na borstkanker de meest voorkomende kankersoort bij vrouwen en zelfs doodsoorzaak nummer één.Veel jonge moeders en vrouwen overlijden nog steeds onnodig aan deze aandoening. Kinderen blijven achter zonder moeder, waarmee tevens de dragende kracht van de economie is verdwenen.
De Female Cancer Foundation (FCF) probeert de kennis en ervaring die is opgedaan in het Westen uit te dragen naar de Derde Wereld via methoden van screenen en behandelingen die ontwikkeld zijn en zeer kosten effectief zijn. Volgens het "train-the-trainer" principe worden hulpverleners, zoals verloskundigen, verpleegkundigen en artsen, opgeleid om het programma uit te voeren en het aan collega's te onderwijzen.
Voor meer informatie over FCF ga naar de website http://www.femalecancerfoundation.org
De publicatie van het boek over FCF en de oprichter hiervan Prof. dr. Lex Peters, staat gepland op 8 maart 2013 Wereld Vrouwendag.
The Waldorf project is an art performance by artist Sean Rogg that will create an immersive dining experience on a grand stage intended to connect the senses through food, drink, dance, sound, and environment. For more information on "The Waldorf Project" please visit www.waldorfproject.com.
We are proud to announce that Ellen Kooi is showing her new work at the manifestion "Lille3000 Fantastic 2012" at Maison Fort des Mons in Mons-en-Baroeul from 6-10-2012 till 11-11-1012.
Millennium Travels puts millennium goals on the map! The focus of this journey to Ghana was ‘everybody to school’. Workshops in music and photography as well as other subjects, were given by Dutch students in an exchange of knowledge and talent – meet and inspire. They learned from and with each other, whilst sharing a global experience.
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83 Days of Darkness on show in Budapest 17 June 2012
Every winter between 11 November and 2 February the sun fails to rise above the flanks of the Alps, leaving the North Italian village of Viganella completely in shadow. Situated in a narrow valley at the end of an 80-kilometer road it is subject to an exodus of its population. Only the center of the village is inhabited, merely by elderly people.
Residents of Viganella and the neighboring villages who face the same problem blame the lack of sunlight in winter. The mayor raised funds for a large computer-operated mirror, to be built 500 meters up the slope high above the village. For seven hours a day it reflects the sunlight to the central square of the village.
It is also found useful to defrost icy roads. And as a gift it illuminated the house of a lady celebrating her 90th birthday.
In the mountain regions old laws have always reigned relations between man and nature. Working the hardest rocks or climbing the highest heights.
address: Mikszáth Kálmán tér. 2. H-1088 Budapest
opening hours: m-f: 9-19h sat: 11-16h
Het opinieblad Elsevier publiceert deze week zijn jaarlijkse top-100 van Nederlandse kunstenaars, gebaaseerd op hun zichtbaarheid in binnen- en buitenland. Rineke Dijkstra staat net als vorig jaar op de tweede plaats, Erwin Olaf steeg van de negende naar de derde plaats.Bovenaan de lijst prijkt al zeven jaar - met een eenmalige onderbreking - Marlene Dumas, als enige onder de eerste tien met schilderkunst. Naast fotografie doen video en mixed media het goed. De top-100 is gebaseerd op activiteiten in zowel musea en kunstinstellingen als in de (particuliere) kunstmarkt, gewogen naar bekendheid en professionaliteit van locaties.
Anton Corbijn staat als derde fotograaf in de lijst, gestegen van 35 naar 15. Ruud van Empel ging ietsje achteruit, van 13 naar 18. Desire Dolron behoorde tot de snellere stijgers en is de vijfde fotograaf op de lijst: ze ging van 48 naar 24.
Opvallend is opkomst van documentair fotograaf pur sang Jan Banning, die van 47 naar 26 klom, vooral door het wereldwijde succes van zijn project Bureaucratics. Een treetje lager prijkt de naam van Viviane Sassen, die steeg van 51 naar 27.
Snelste stijger onder de fotografen is dit jaar Charlotte Dumas (wellicht ten overvloede: geen familie van de nr 1), met stip dus van 72 naar 31. En Rob Hornstra is de hoogst binnengekomen fotograaf: vanuit het niets op plaats 47.
Hellen van Meene blijkt stabiel: net als vorig jaar staat ze nu op 62. Ellen Kooi staat voor het eerst in de lijst, op 63. Nieuw zijn ook Jasper de Beijer (76), Iwan Baan (82), Henk Wildschut (84), Scarlett Hooft Graafland (94) en Marrigje de Maar (95).
En zoals het gaat met dit soort lijsten: er zijn ook dalers. Inez van Lamsweerde (van 34 naar 77), Paulien Oltheten (in de lijst genoemd met mixed media, van 68 naar 89) en Lidwien van de Ven (van 88 naar 98).
Tenslotte de afvallers, vorig jaar wel nog in de top-100 maar nu niet meer: Koos Breukel, Cuny Janssen, Frank van der Salm, Hendrik Kerstens, Margriet Smulders en Daniëlle Kwaaitaal.
Dat een hoge plek ook weer niet geheel rozengeur en manenschijn is, blijkt uit de toelichting van Elsevier-redactrice Riki SImons bij de hoogst genoteerde fotograaf: ‘Wel valt op dat in Dijkstra’s veilingresultaten in 2011 geen enkele weerslag viel te bekennen van de geplande Amerikaanse tournee - iets wat wél gebeurde jaren voor de recente Amerikaanse tournee van Marlene Dumas, die leidde tot een spectaculaire stijging van de prijzen van haar schilderijen. De hoogste verkooprijs voor een bekende Dijkstra-foto was vorig jaar 27.500 dollar, eenderde van wat die opbracht in de recordjaren 2005-2006.’
De top-100 van 2012 staat niet op internet. De uitgever heeft liever dat het papieren blad eerst goed wordt verkocht. Wel is de pdf van de editie van 2011 te downloaden.
PLAT(T)FORM 2012 Emerging artists and photographers present their portfolios
Saturday, 28 January 2012, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, 29 January 2012, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 27 January 2012, 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m.Dinner party
Saturday evening, 8 p.m. – 12 p.m. midnight
The sixth curated international portfolio viewing featuring young emerging European photographers will be held on the weekend of 27 to 29 January 2012. As in the previous years, they have invited 42 photographers to present their work for two hours to the public and a selected team of experts. The participants have been chosen from among some 140 nominated photographers. Plat(t)form 2012 is aimed at professionals such as curators, gallery owners, publishers, editors and photographers. At the same time the event offers interested visitors an opportunity of discovering the work of young photographers and artists and of meeting them in person.
New campagne for War Child - The Power of Friendship - Agency Doom & Dickson, retouche Guillaume@loupeimaging-amsterdam.