Yesterday I was at one of the many Refugee shelters we have in the Netherelands. Three foundations - War Child Holland, Unicef and Safe the children - are working together on a project called Team Up in which they provide regular, structured and fun activities for refugee children. This day they were visited by the NOS for het jeugdjournaal and I was asked to make some portraits and behind the scene photos. An inspiring day and an interesting project of which I hope to document a lot more moments.
For the broadcast of the item check out NPO 3 at 19.00 o'clock. For a rerun you can check their site from 20.00 o'clock.
During this week I'm following 3 families up close and personal. Today moved me deeply. I had the privilege to follow Soenita and her father for the day. Soenita is a five year old girl who is raised solely by her sixty-one year old father....
Later on this same week, our team of the dopper foundation travels away from Kathmandu to 'cleaner' areas up in the mountains. We have to walk quite a bit before we reach the small community that will host us for the night.
For a project of the Dopper Foundation, I'm working in Nepal with three other storytellers: Sander - a documentary maker, Marieke - a writer and Sef - a musician. We're capturing stories - each in our own way - about water and garbage.
One of the most colourful festivals in the world. A wet dream and at the same time a nightmare for photographers. It's not that hard to shoot interesting photos during this festival, but it's very hard to keep your equipment safe for all the dust and water.
In New Orleans, I spent a couple of hours with Sultan Isham, a violinist, dancer and writer. I had the opportunity to capture him while he was practicing his performance in his home and most of all on the roof of his house in his neighbourhood Treme.
Walking along with a second line in the oldest African American neighbourhood in the US does not only give you wonderful pictures, but you meet the most beautiful people living in this part of New Orleans