Our lives are filled with moments in between moments. We take photos of the dinnerparty but rarely photos of being on the road to that same dinner party. We take photos of our weekends and holidays but not so much of the unexciting days in between. Of the mess, the cracks, the stuff that you think is not worth spending €3 per photo on. But aren't these the moments that shape us, our friendships and our home? I find this a very interesting topic and so I started taking a tiny 35mm camera with me at all time and now and then shoot these moments that shape me. Not for the sake of shooting but for the sake of being able to remember what filled my life. It takes me a second to take a photo and then the camera is back in my pocket. Even 1 photo can bring me back to a week of memories. There is a small line between documenting every single thing you do because you want to show the world you are what
Don't you just love how easy it is to order some food and get it delivered right to you at any place, any time? Or just get some take away, take your bike to the river and have a romantic dinner for two without all the kitchen stuff? It's just so easy! Well I sure do now and then (not too often or I'll get lazy)! And my guilty pleasure is pizza. That being said, it was so much fun to do this shoot for SUGO pizza together with stylist-friend Anne van Midden. Friends, organic pizza, italian beer, a city like Rotterdam and some killer tiramisu to top it off (seriously I have been dreaming about that tiramusi for days after shooting this!). What more do you need? Double fun to have used my own garden in some shots hihi! styling: Anne van Midden/Inspire Styling
In the middle of 2017 I went to Portugal together with Sofie van den Enk to document her experiences in a beautiful small retreat for another piece in Yoga Magazine. We had so much fun sharing a room, walking to the beach and just doing nothing at all. And of course Sofie did amazing yoga sessions every day. What a blessing to call this work right? The newest issue of Yoga Magazine is now in stores, be sure to check it out and read the story about how Sofie find ways to fight her depression and how she experienced being on this corner of Europe for a whole week. Some of favorite outtakes below:
Ok the secret is out: yes I do shoot big(ger) families too! Of course! I just never really put if officially out there but I have been shooting big families the last 4 years. I decided to start blogging some more of these as well because coming from a family with 4 kids I know how rare it is to have everybody in one place and it's so important to get it documented every now and then. I have been photographing Frank and Naomi for a while now and this was the 4th time, this time with the family of Frank. Thanks guys!