Project info: Without photojournalism we lose sight of things that are happening in the world. On January 25th more that 450 Dutch photojournalists were on strike. On this day the involved photographers did not take photographs, nor did they deliver their pictures to photo and news agencies. This campaign called ‘Fotolozevrijdag’ or ‘Picturefreefriday’ was organized by the Dutch professional association and trade union for journalists, NVJ, to advocate for better rates and more appreciation of the craftsmanship of photojournalists.
I made this short social media video to create awareness of the plight of photojournalist. And shared it using #fotolozevrijdag and #fotojournalistiekheefteenprijs.
The video was published on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. The video was played more than 5,700 times and reached more than 19,000 people (stats of 29-01-2019) .
My role: Video animation and graphic design
Interactive/multimedia longread ‘Denish’
Project info: This impressive life story is told by Dennis, former child soldier from Uganda. The kind of story you find in an evil children’s book. Non-fiction, that is.
This multimedia production has been made in close cooperation with War Child Holland. This Dutch NGO provides psychosocial support to children affected by armed conflict. Denish has been a child soldier in the civil war in Northern Uganda. He was forced to join the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in their fight for control over the Northern part of the African country.
Denish’ interview was done February 2017. In 2017 War Child Holland closed the programme in Uganda after being active in the country for 12 years.
Watch this longscroll, or ‘chaptered life story’ on how Dennis wakes up from his childhood nightmares.
Media: Video, photography
My role: Interviewing, video editing, production and interaction design
Watch the full multimedia longscroll story "Waking up from childhood nightmares"
Photo series of a makeshift carwash in Gulu, Northern Uganda
Project info: When the heat of the day leaves town and the sun gets low, men gather at the washing bay in Gulu. At this roadside carwash against a tropical backdrop, cars, trucks and motor bikes get their daily clean-up.
Photo series: passengers and taxi drivers on Hamra Street, Beirut, Lebanon
Project info: A night on a Beirut pavement. Hamra street is one of Beirut’s most bustling avenues. Taxi’s swarm the street. The hot weather made passengers to open their window. Which created to opportunity to portray them while patiently endeavouring Beirut’s traffic nightmare.
My new Instagram project ‘slick sleeves’ brings my favorite record sleeves to live. Created and curated by me, bringing together my love for photography, music and typography. Follow this project via Slick sleeves on Instagram
Project info: This multimedia longscroll tells the story of Clare, an LGBT activist from Uganda. The story combines video, photography, audio and text. I followed Clare for one week during Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014. And during the week, I found out that homophobia by peers was not the only challenge Clare faces.
Media: Video, photography, and audio
My role: Idea, production and interaction design
Watch the full multimedia longscroll story "Godly and gay"
Idle indulgence, an ongoing photo series
Project info: In times of work pressure, stress and our newly acquired need to be in touch 24/7, room and time for indulgence are diminishing. This photo series explores situations and persons who take time for enjoyment. Forget about time, being idle.
Exercising, as French revolutionary Marxist socialist journalist, political writer and activist Paul Lafargue stated, the right the right to be lazy. These progressively scarce moments are captured in this ongoing photo project.
Project info: Autonomous work
The world’s last operating paper mill is located in Westzaan, The Netherlands. The sturdy mill and its workshop breathe history and craftsmanship. When the wind picks up, the mill starts to growl and groan and makes earth tremble.
Project info: Autonomous work
Kids playing football under the arches of the classical building of the local government in Perugia, Italy.
Project info: Various photography portraits I made when working in the field and studio portraits at the Photo Academy Amsterdam
Client: Free work