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/
Somewhere in Tuscany this summer
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.
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 ".
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.
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/
Gonca & Robil got married last spring. Some pics of that glorious day I took for them.