On January 7th there was an event, as part of the series The Resolution Game at The Hoxton. There’s one game many of you play every year: where we tell ourselves we’re going to change all of our unhealthy habits, finally make that work-move we’ve been dreaming about and buy that bag we’ve been saving up for. One of your resolutions could be to get to know every nook and cranny of Amsterdam and what better way to do that, than Continue reading
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It looks like the book ‘Amsterdam Characters’ is slowly taking over Amsterdam. It is a coffee table book with photos of people from Amsterdam and their stories: From the woman who only wears pink to the man on his crusade against jeans. I’m in the book twice!
First in the regular bookstores in Amsterdam, also in the biggest bookstore in Amsterdam: Scheltema (photo in the middle). Now the book is also available in places like the shop of ‘De Nieuwe Kerk’ (New Church) *1*2 and Continue reading
I’ve got news for you! You have probably never seen me so excited as I am right now! Because ….. there is a coffee table book coming out next week about Amsterdam Characters. And among other illustrious Amsterdam characters, I’m on the cover and on the inside of the book, with a background story. HOW COOL IS THAT?!
I;m the main character in this video to promote the book. The video is Dutch spoken. The publisher is working on the subtitles. In short: I tell you something about the fact that women are privileged to be free to choose from so many item to express themselves and that I feel free to use the same items. Items such as skirts, dresses and heels. And Anna (more about her after the video) tells you about her experience that often people who are dressed as an individual, they have a story to tell. And Anna is all in for the stories, knowing she has been studying sociology at the University of Amsterdam. So that is what the book is about: the story behind the individual characters of Amsterdam.
Last November someone from my past (last contact was back in 2013) knocked on my door. It was the talented lady photographer and (copy)writer Anne Brugts. Anne told me about her plans to make a book about the most striking characters on her blog AmsterdamCharacters.com and if she could use the photos of me on her blog. The ones who are following my blog for the past years, know we met on several occasions. And that she is the reason I started to take photos of myself in my outfits.
To promote the book she had this idea to make videos with a few of the characters in the book. If I was interested to participate in one of the videos. I must admit I was very flattered because of the way she did the introduction to the proposal, so I said yes We shot the video in the same month.
It felt for me like quite an accomplishment for all parties to make a presentable video. I know myself. I can show you many many photos of me when I try too hard to look at my best … oh no I threw them all away because they all were terrible! Thanks to the laid back interview approach of Anna and the special skills of the cameraman (from Soda Content), I’m very happy with the video!
Now I’m invited to the launch of the book this Tuesday and I’m excited to go! I’ll tell you all about it in another post. After this Tuesday you can buy the book in bookstores and webshops in The Netherlands.
Publisher: Kosmos uitgevers
Note: I have no clue weather the publisher or any webshop will ship the book outside The Netherlands. If you really want the book ask me to make an arrangement for you!