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Mounir for Avanti

Beri Shalmashi’s heart is as big as this earth. Among a million things she does for us  - building a truly inclusive society is one of them. I’m very honored to take part in this project that is supported by the city of Almere.
Thank you Masha for letting me join your ranks on this platform. Couldn’t imagine a better place to live together!

Read Mounir's essay in Dutch on http://avanti-almere.nl/liefdesrevolutie/

Green

Somewhere in Tuscany this summer

Lion king turned one

The nice thing about wedding photos  ( see all the way down in the blog ) that they lead to birthday photos.

Joe

Me and Joe met when I was doing a production job for S7 last year at W+K. A wonderful person with whom I share a common love for cinema. Joe recently joined a production company in the UK called 2AM films, www.2amfilms.com.  So we went out on a cloudy Saturday morning to take nice portrait of him.

Ricardo

Another Java street occupant... spent a lovely afternoon with him and his son in their Surinamese restaurant. We chatted about food and faith and where home might be..

Shurky

Shukry. If somebody has a story to tell its this guy . Speaks 7 languages. Has a wife and child with him here in the Netherlands. Fled from Irak. Returned to Irak. Dreams of moving to the States to join the rest of the family. Never seen a man work that hard and focused. Before he told me about himself two hours went by as I silently watched him bake away. I asked him what makes you work that hard. "The bread must be beautiful ".

Fashion for Good

We spent a lovely two days in July witnessing the brightest minds in the fashion industry shaping their projects and our future alongside industry leaders at the Fashion for Good event in Amsterdam.

Javakwartier

This spring I went to take some pictures of locals in the Eastside of the city. An area known for it's multicultural heritage and inhabitants. Also one of the last places that is withstanding the gentrification and tourism flux that our city underwent in past years. More pics and stories can be found here : www.javakwartier.nl 

And I'll post some additional pics I took here as well later on. 

Glenn

Sometime in 2012 in the land of milk and honey

Hungry Birds

Earlier this year I went on a food tour with the ladies from Hungry Birds. With my Iphone and a great group of people we spent a whole day eating our butts off. Book a tour on their lovely website right here : https://www.hungrybirds.nl/

Caucasus

Research trip for a documentary september 2016. 

ViKA

Grandpa's Cameras

I've found a box of old glass plate and medium format negatives in my grandparents house. This was still somewhere in 2007 and I totally forgot about these till recently. Masha borrowed me her V700 scanner and here are a couple of the results. Some of them turned out a bit dirty, but that's nice. 

Wedding Lennart & Zosia

Last summer my dear friends Lennart & Zosia got married. Some pics from my phone of the two days we spent with them and a bunch of friends in Poland where the ceremony took place.

Wedding - Gonca & Robil 2016

Gonca & Robil got married last spring. Some pics of that glorious day I took for them. 

Blast from the past

I found some old undeveloped 35mm films and decided to pick up the good old 35mm camera. And with my friend Masha's amazing v700 scanner can now save on the printing bucks and play with film again. Couple of these taken by my love Vika.  Yeey !