October 17, 2019

Short video documentary

“The (social media) Project” is a series of portraits made by Sander Dekker from 2011 to 2019, the heyday of social media. His subjects are never his friends or acquaintances, but people he finds on social media. He chooses people he admires as his subjects:…
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October 16, 2019

Sasha – Moscow, RU

It’s easy to have preconceptions based on one’s looks. But prior to shoots, I always try to look past that, to go in open-minded to really get to know someone. Well, in Sascha’s case that was quite the challenge with his botox lips, pumped-up body,…
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October 15, 2019

Angelina – Moscow, RU

Frustrated by a last-minute cancellation, I immersed myself in the depths of Instagram. That’s when I found the mysterious @_unrealina: no name and only eight photos. But for some reason I felt that this could be something special. I took my chance, and it only took…
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October 14, 2019

Natalia- Moscow, RU

Natalia was the first person I contacted for my trip to Moscow. ‘This is exactly what I need!’ she replied, which made even me more excited to meet her. I traveled to her studio, north of Moscow in an abandoned military plant. She opened the…
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October 13, 2019

Karma She – Tel Aviv, IL

Through Facebook I came across Karma She, an Israeli singer whose extravagant looks instantly caught my eye. After some texting back and forth, she invited me to one of her performances in Tel Aviv. The show was amazing: a psychedelic gypsy-kitsch, black magick infused performance.…
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October 12, 2019

Anthony – Brooklyn, US

This is Anthony with his Otto, sharing a moment in front of a portrait of Anthony’s mother which he painted himself. Like his mother, Anthony’s husband deceased and Otto is the only remaining connection of the love they shared together. So this photo, shot in…
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October 11, 2019

Berno – Brooklyn, US

After a 40 minute metro ride, I arrived at Newkirk plaza in Brooklyn where I met Berthold, a.k.a. Berno. When we walked to his place, it was clear that this was his neighborhood. He knows the buildings, the places and the people. This is where…
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October 10, 2019

Jennifer- New York, US

“I always hope that my photos match my subject’s personality, and this was certainly the case with Jennifer. There was something special about this girl. Growing up in the southern United States, Jennifer’s parents needed to protect their daughter from a culture that contrasted sharply…
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October 9, 2019

Tess & Ian / London, UK

At the night of the vernissage of a duo exhibition in which I participated, I was talking to a friend when I saw a yellow Rolls-Royce standing outside. The car was hand-painted with a red flower pattern. The owner, named Ian, was an eccentric guy,…
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October 8, 2019

Nadia – London, UK

Somehow London is always treating me with nice surprises. During my last stay in an AirB&B apartment somewhere in Hackney, I found out that the the room I was staying, was connected to a small photo studio. It was clear that the owner loved to…
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