testing 3D & wobbly animated pictures
Winter has hit Holland. A series of black and white pictures of Dutch winter.
Congruence on Flickr.
An update after a long pause. Will post some new pictures soon.
For now - my grandmother (84) and my son Siddh (14 weeks in this picture). They always seem to match, somehow. I really liked this combination of stripes.
New upload of pictures taken on my first visit to Kathmandu in April 2009.
Click here to see more.
Himalayan Faces, a set on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Portraits from Tibet and Nepal
Small selection of pictures from Lhasa, Tibet - April 2009.
“Fool! Don’t you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.” - Cleopatra
I recently did the hair & make-up for PARADISIS - a moving portrait of Cleopatra, farao queen of Egypt - by Champagne Valentine and produced for LVMH website Nowness. Inspiration for the video and styling came from the legendary queen herself, who committed suicide by snakebite on August 12th in 30BC - the video aired on that day, 2041 years later, as a commemoration of the anniversary of her death - and from Elizabeth Taylor, the actress who took on the title role in the 1963 movie Cleopatra.
The beautiful outfits designed by Janneke Verhoeven represented death, the journey to the afterlife and the afterlife itself, requiring differences in color, style and softness in styling and make-up. It was great to be able to go wild with cerulean and azure blues, turquoise and mint greens, thick black eyebrows, kajal eyes and a significant amount of gold paint and glitter.
The video came out beautiful and inspiring. To watch PARADISIS, click here.
More pictures of Hair & Make-up for various client can be seen on Flickr.
Marrakech, September 2010
More pictures of Marrakech, taken in February 2009 and September 2010, on Flickr. Click on the photo to see.
New York, 2007
Decided to upload some pictures from a few years back.
In 2007 I interned at Anna Sui for 3 months, in the patterning department. I shared a lovely apartment with my classmate on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. From January to April I took the F train from Church Avenue to Port Authority on 42nd Street in Manhattan, a 1-hour commute. Early mornings were freezing - it was a very cold winter - and I wasn’t at all prepared. Dutch winters are cold but nothing like New York’s. Wore about 3 sweaters every day and came prepared with extra socks in my bag, in case I got wet feet.
The work gave me an insight into the tiny universe of New York’s design community and living in Brooklyn gave a chance to explore the city beyond Manhattan’s borders.
I especially loved Coney Island, a peninsula on the Atlantic Coast famous for its amusement parks, freak shows and carnivals, that reached its peak celebrity during the first half of the 20th century. Coney Island declined in popularity after the Second World War, but kept luring artists and singers its throughout to sixties and seventies (think Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe). It endured years of neglect, but its ‘All American demise’ adds to the charm of the place.
More Coney Island pictures can be seen here.