June 6, 2012
testing 3D & wobbly animated pictures

testing 3D & wobbly animated pictures

February 7, 2012

Winter has hit Holland. A series of black and white pictures of Dutch winter.

More here.

January 6, 2012
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.

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.

September 1, 2011

New upload of pictures taken on my first visit to Kathmandu in April 2009.

Click here to see more.

August 24, 2011
Himalayan Faces, a set on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Portraits from Tibet and Nepal

Lady in PurpleBringing OfferingsLady with Turquoise EarringsOlder Lady with Blanket

Himalayan Faces, a set on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Portraits from Tibet and Nepal

August 22, 2011

Small selection of pictures from Lhasa, Tibet - April 2009.

August 21, 2011
Panda
Chengdu, April 2009

Panda

Chengdu, April 2009

August 18, 2011
Champagne Valentine & NOWNESS

“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.

August 17, 2011
Yellow Slippers
Marrakech, September 2010
More pictures of Marrakech, taken in February 2009 and September 2010, on Flickr. Click on the photo to see.

Yellow Slippers

Marrakech, September 2010

More pictures of Marrakech, taken in February 2009 and September 2010, on Flickr. Click on the photo to see.

August 15, 2011

 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.

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