Dear fashion industry

Dear agency, I am sorry for not being such an outgoing person. Like the model from Brasil who came into the agency singing and laughing last week. She laughed like someone had just told a really good joke. Everybody in the agency seems to like her, or they act like they do. I was just wondering why […]

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Michelle’s food message

At the age of seventeen model Michelle Den Hollander, meanwhile 24 years old, almost suffered from an eating disorder. Just in time, she noticed her eating habit was going too far. She changed her eat routine step by step and started following an education to become a nutrition consultant. That was the beginning of her […]

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Time flies when you are having fun

“Could you please take off your belt, sir?, asks an irritated stewardess to a man. The man does not seem to listen and walks further. Security gates begin to peep. “I asked you to take off your belt”, says the stewardess again this time with an angry tone in her voice. “Oh, are you getting agressive?”, […]

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‘Faceless pictures are like cars without wheels’

There is a pile of clothes on my chair. Clothes racks stand in between computers and studiosettings. Shoes lay everywhere. I hear a Spanish song in the background. It sounds familiar, but I can not remember where I heard it before. “Frontal, side, detalles, back y next”, says the photographer in Spanglish (a mix of Spanish and English). […]

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Photographer of truth

On a grey, rainy day in September (I know, this is a late post) I went to the exhibition ‘A Different Vision On Fashion Photography’. This exhibition at De Kunsthal in Rotterdam is about Peter Lindbergh, a famous photographer from Germany. Lindbergh’s photos show that his fashion photography is about more than beauty. With his black-and-white photographs […]

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The ambitious Julie does it her way

The 25-year old Julie Pallesen is an ambitious model and blogger from Denmark. I met her at a shoot for Stradivarius in Barcelona. I noticed how open minded the easy talker was and got inspired by her personality. We meet at a cute restaurant in Barcelona called Flax and Kale. ‘I am already there’, says […]

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Monkeys in the zoo?

Flashing cameras fill the room. All eyes are focused on the jungle-like setting. Here we are, standing in between several plants. Like some monkeys in a zoo. An Asian man dressed in an Adidas jacket and with (seemingly) an entire jar of gel in his hair, takes photographs of some models with his polaroid camera. […]

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