They asked me to photograph a series with the theme ‘dance’. Although I just photographed the National Ballet I felt like showing something different. In the western world we are focussed on slim bodies and for most women it is hard to love their own bodies as long as they are not perfect. But…
Danza Voluminosa is a professional dance troupe founded by choreographer and dancer Juan Miguel Mas in 1996. “The prima ballerina of the Danza Voluminosa troupe weighs 286 pounds, and as she thumps gracefully across the floor, she gives new meaning to the words stage presence. Her body is a riotous celebration of weight — of ample belly and breasts, of thick legs and arms, of the crushing reality of gravity.” (src: NewYork Times)
EXHIBITION: Melkweg Galerie Amsterdam / 21-22-23 FEB / for more information: Five.6.7.8.
I won The National Portrait Prize 2013 with a portrait of An-Sofie Kesteleyn.
ENECO bought 10 prints (80 x 100cm) to expand their beautiful collection of art. The series exists out of 10 portraits of people who are somehow involved with Eneco (Eneco is an international sustainable energy company); a client of Eneco, a windmill builder, etc. Soon I will publish the final series. For now: meet Ria, a (cute) client of Eneco.