DE SPIEGEL EN IK FOR PRIMA DONNA
Linda TV programmed 4 more episodes of De Spiegel en Ik. The new series was sponsored by Prima Donna, the Dutch lingerie company that specializes in larger cup sizes. The first episode portrayed Isadee the winner of the Holland's Next Top model 'Curvy' edition: Isadee Jansen.
DE SPIEGEL EN IK
The episode of my new series ' De Spiegel en Ik ' for Linda.tv about plus size model 'Mayra Louise' has gotten over 300.000 views in just 3 weeks!!
FUTURE CITIES WINS AT WORLD PRESS PHOTO!
Te multi media project 'Future Cities' (developed by Journalist Stephanie Bakker and photographer Yvonne Brandwijk) for which I edit the video content, won third price in the category Innovative Storytelling at this years World Press Photo!
LUZER TO BE INCLUDED IN DOC ON HASSIDIC JEWS
New York based documentary production house Loki Films is working on a feature documentary about Hassidic jews in Brooklyn and is including some of my New York Style Stories footage of Luzer Twersky in the final edit. The documentary which is called ONE OF US, will be released at the Toronto international filmfestival this year and will be released worldwide on Netflix some time in October.
(G)OLD AGE ALCHEMY
Embrace your changing looks, or do everything in your power to stop the ageing process--a question every women finds herself confronted with at some point in her life. In (G)Old, Age Alchemy, we meet Willy (66), Anne-Marie (66), and Jovanna (62)--three different women, three explicit styles, three interesting lives, and three ways to deal with an aging body. (G)Old, Age Alchemy was programmed in collaboration with the theater performance Swag: True Style Never Gets Old by Parels Voor De Zwijnen. And was shown as a video installation at the Media cafe in Vondel CS (April 1st till May 9th 2016), and at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam ( April21st- April 24th)
MORE VOLUNTEER PORTRAITS FOR VRIJWILLIGERS CENTRALE AMSTERDAM
Following the portrait of Zarina,Vrijwilligerscentrale Amsterdam asked me to make three more portraits of Volunteers who's lives are greatly improved by Volunteer work. The series is called 'De Waarde van Vrijwilligerswerk'(The Value of Volunteer work), and is shown on the VCA website. Furtermore the episodes are used for presentations to companies and governement institutions. The three epsiodes are about Irina, Nawaz and Sylvia.
(click on the image to watch Sylvia's episode with English subtitles)
AFROPOLITANS IN VOLKSKRANT MAGAZINE
August 30-31st 2014
Because of the first ever Africa Fashion Week Amsterdam, Volkskrant magazine published a series of portraits and interviews of Dutch Afropolitans. Casting and Interviews by Me, pictures by Yvonne Brandwijk.
VRIJWILLIGERS CENTRALE AMSTERDAM
Vrijwiligers Centrale Amsterdam (VCA) is a non for profit that helps organizations find volunteers and promotes volunteer work to the public. They also advocate volunteer work amongst young adults and highschool kids. To inspire young unemployed people and to show them how benificial volunteer work can be for them, they asked me to make a short portrait of a young volunteer called Zarina. (click on the image to watch the video)
Three more shorts, portraying older volunteers who are facing different hurdles that prevent them form participating fully in society, are planned for this Fall.
+1 SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
I have always been curious about the way friends and partners (even dog-owners and their dogs!) start to look more and more like each other over time. That is why in my most recent project, ‘+1: Significant Others’ I have pointed my camera at several stylish duos, to investigate this style mimicry. The 5 different episodes portray 5 duos -- partners, friends, romantic couples, and family members -- at different ages and stages in their lives. Together these 5 portraits tell a story of the role of ‘Significant Others’ (as they are called in sociology) in the forming and sustaining of personal identity. The series was launched this March on the website of the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. To accompany the video's photographer Yvonne Brandwijk and myself made a photo-interview series of Dutch Style twins that appeared in the fashion-edition of the 'Volkskrant Magazine'.
For the last several months I have been working on a series of ethnographic research videos for Vlisco, the Dutch company that makes wax-print fabrics, which are popular all over West Africa. The different videos portray several women that buy Vlisco fabrics and visualize their ongoing relationship with the brand. First I followed 3 Afropolitan women in New York, and then several different women in Accra (Ghana). The purpose of the videos is to help everyone within the organization to better understand their target audience.
If you are interested in watching these video's please email me and I will provide you with a password protected link.