After meeting Ahmad in Amsterdam in 2019, I've started thinking about a concept for a collaboration. I wanted to create an appealing collaboration with the Triadisches Ballet as inspiration. I’ve been thinking about the Triadisches Ballet for quite some years now and the story behind it always appealed to me. Ahmad Joudeh is a ballet dancer from Syria living in Amsterdam. Ahmad was born in Damascus in 1990 as a stateless refugee.Under the civil war, he experienced life-threatening situations, his home was destroyed, and he lost five family members. After witnessing a child killed in a
INSPIRATION. There are a lot of stories about the great seas, which often includes creatures living in the seas in many different shapes and forms. Almost everybody heard about those creatures, but almost none have ever seen one. For my visuals, I'm often inspired by myths and stories from the past which have a cultural and spiritual meaning. In my work, I often try to capture and visualize the unexplained and unknown. Not because I love fantasy stories, but because I love to realize fantasies and make them visible to the eye. After visiting the exhibition from
Before we went on our trip to Thailand in January, I decided to pack a small Photoshoot Kit just to make sure that if I saw a perfect location I had the necessary basics with me to do a shoot. Our trip started in Bangkok from there on we went to Chiang-Mai, Pai, Krabi (Ao-Nang), Koh Samui, Koh Tao to eventually end in Bangkok again. This trip of three weeks was filled with visiting beautiful places, some of them I highlighted in this post. Enjoy the photo's, I had a hard time choosing the best ones!
In the last few weeks, I have been working on one of my latest images for my autonomous series; 'This is a memory of a dream I once had". This image is part of my ongoing series about dreams and the meaning behind them. After weeks of creating the mask and stage design and carefully selecting all the layers and details, it’s finally DONE! This panorama is composed out of two separate images, which, if you hang them next to each other on the wall will form one artwork. Of the other part, I will