INTERVIEW | PHOTOGRAPHER ELISABETH DE VIRES

26.4.15



A little over a year ago Elisabeth de Vires contacted me to say that she followed my blog and became a full time photographer in our years after high school. We know each other from our teenage years in Haarlem, but both live in Amsterdam now. We were never really in the same group of friends – Elisabeth was much cooler as she was senior in high school, when I was still a junior – but always knew of each other’s existence.

We decided to work together on a 90s inspired editorial (1, 2, 3, 4), shot in our old high school in April of last year. From then on, we meet for coffee every once in a while to talk about work, art, but mostly our personal lives. I am very proud of what Elisabeth has built up the past couple of years and therefore would like to share some of her work with you. And I picked her brain on how to manage a career as a young photographer these days. Here we go!


FASHION | THIS COULD WELL BE MY FAVORITE

23.4.15



I admit, it would be hard to choose just one garment as my favorite. Besides the fact that I need a new favorite garment in my life every once in a while - read: shop galore - choosing  a favorite among my collection of jackets and shoes just does not seem right. Especially since every item has a story. The jacket I wear in these pictures for example, I accidentally stumbled upon in a second hand store in the outskirts of Amsterdam. Quite a lucky find that I rediscover every Spring. It could actually well be my favorite, if it was not for that leather jacket, my leopard boots and ankle grazing winter coat I own... 

HOTSPOT | OH BARDOT, BARDOT

20.4.15


Without telling anyone, a brand new hotspot opened its doors a little over a week ago in the Westerpark area: Bardot. Luckily, I heard the word of this restaurant/bar going around pretty quick and could not suppress the urge to try their food and drinks before the official opening this Friday. What I found was a mediterranean menu and lots of wine, whisky and cocktails. Needless to say that I stayed long after sunset. Check!



HOTSPOT | AMSTERDAM FM AND A QUESTION

14.4.15


You might have noticed, that I sport a weekly hotspot column on Amsterdam FM: our local radio station. Something I really enjoy and look forward to every week. Until now, the column was placed back and forth from monday to tuesday and vice versa. From today on though, Amsterdam FM DJ Sjors will interview me every monday morning. Mostly between 10 and 11 AM. So if you would like to hear my voice instead of read my thoughts for a change, tune in on Amsterdam FM next monday or check out today's column