Share Yourself Den Haag (SYDH) is een interactieve middag waar jongeren andere jongeren inspireren en empoweren door het delen van persoonlijke ervaringen. SYDH is opgezet door een handjevol jongeren die geloven in de kracht van verhalen delen. Een van hun doelen is jongeren met verschillende achtergronden bij elkaar willen brengen.
Het was een wonderschone middag met ruimte voor zowel een traan als een lach. Een vol programma met vier inspirerende sprekers aangevuld met dans en muziek. Heel bijzonder is het om te ervaren hoe openheid meer openheid stimuleert en hoe een persoonlijk verhaal meteen tot inspiratie kan leiden. Er zijn vriendschappen gesloten en connecties gemaakt. Share Yourself was een daverend succes; hopelijk komt er een vervolg op deze eerste editie.
SYDH wordt georganiseerd door Hafida Akhlal, Ilias Maatich, Poca7ontas, Ouafa Daouayry, Hizir Cengiz en Stichting Multicultureel Jongeren Geluid. Met steun van Fonds1818<24, KRB Producties, Yamil El Hadj en Dave Zijlstra.
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Cinekid 2016 for IMC Weekendschool
Located in Amsterdam, Cinekid is the world’s largest media festival for children. Every year more than 50.000 children are given the opportunity to visit over 500 media productions selected by the festival: feature films, children’s documentaries, short films, animations, television series and single productions, cross media productions, interactive installations and set-ups as well as workshops. I was on site for two groups from the IMC Weekendschool. Their second-year students had been working on documentaries to show at the festival while the third-year students had been preparing for a fierce debate. Both groups got to enter the 'medialab' afterwards. Here they could experience a lot of new media including virtual reality. How cool!
Portait #2 - Roos
Roos is an longtime friend who wanted a few new portrait pictures for a while now. Since I had a Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM at my disposal we scheduled a meet. We took to a location near the IJ in Amsterdam. It was pretty windy but letting the wind play with her hair made a few playful shots. We found a little square close by with a a little less wind where we tried a few other shots. Another fun day shooting.
Mama Kenia #1 - 180 Amsterdammers
Elizabeth Njeru heeft voor ogen om Keniaans eten hier in Nederland net zo vanzelfsprekend te maken als Chinees of Thais. Een stukje cultuur verspreiden en mensen door middel van eten dichter bij elkaar brengen. Voor de opening van de expo "180 Amsterdammers" in de OBA verzorgde zij de catering. Hier waren wij kort bij om wat foto's te maken.
Open haven festival IJburg
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Capturing the city of London
London is a wondrous city filled with street artists, street art, impressive tall buildings and cute markets. I've been there a few times already and it never dissappoints. I love the diversity amongst the people, the way the old and new city blend together and the interaction of people in the streets. The few days I had didn't even come close to being enough to see everything; especially when travelling by foot. I can't wait till next time!
During the Amsterdam Dance Event, HYTE had multiple nights in the Warehouse. This venue in the western part of the city really suits the industrial image of the party. It was turned into an underground mecca with a lineup of house and techno luminaries over the four consecutive nights. We were on site to take a few shots of the hardworking ladies and gentlemen behind the bar.
Portret #1 - Julia
Julia and I met at another job and agreed to take a series of portraits together. We took to an industrial area and took some shots at multiple locations while using different props we found on site. With mostly clouds and the sun coming in now and then we had great lighting to shoot with the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II USM.
The board of Anguilla
These lovely ladies are the new board for student society Anguilla in Amsterdam. We had a great time shooting these group shots and portraits in the centre of Amsterdam. They wanted to have businesslike pictures; but they wanted to retain their sweetness and playfulness. I think we succeeded in creating that feel in the pictures.
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NDSM is a decommissioned shipyard in the north part of the city. The remnants of this previous function are all over the place which makes it a great place for photographers. I did some reconnaissance with fellow photographers Thomas Korver and Jeroen Degekamp.