Jen Davis is a photographer who lives in Brooklyn, who I very much admirer. She has got some balls to make self-portrait’s dealing with issues regarding beauty, identity, and body image.
She began taking self-portraits of her overweight in 2002 and it took her 11 years to finish her project and eventually inspired her to loose weight. At first, she started her project to explore her own insecurities, face them and might overcome them. After 11 years, she realized that neither her insecurities or her weight was changed and she decided to do a lap-band surgery and lost a lot of weight.
I think that (before her weight-loss) she was a beautiful women and the pictures are absolutely stunning. I might even think the pictures are even more beautiful before she lost her weight. What I really like about her images is that give a sort of stillness what makes you really feel the loneliness what she seems to be suffering from.
For more pictures, take a look on her website: www.jendavisphoto.com
It’s been while. I can’t really say that I have been busy because the only thing I was busy with was myself (yes really). I think everyone has those times where suddenly you are forced to take a step back en breath in very hard and make sure you breath everything out just as hard. Or maybe even harder.
Know those? Well, I just got a great couple of months with it! But I have to say, I really think I came out stronger and with a lot of inspiration as well! I just started to design my own posters and postcards. Here’s is a quick preview and of course I’ll keep you posted!
Just because everybody seems to be over the moon about Krakow, me and my boyfriend decided we would take a look our selfs. So we just spent a couple of days there. I have to say, it is a very cozy city! Not in the ‘best-city-trip-2015-destination’ kind of way but absolutely in a ‘let’s-drink-and-eat-way-to-much’ kind of way! Krakow is not expensive and has a great type of kitchen and a lot of bars and restaurants. The old city center is very Romantic with a nice park around it but a bit touristy. The old jewish district Kazimierz, is still very authentic and there is a lot going on around Plac Nowy.
Alchemia is a very nice restaurant, bar ánd club around the corner of Plac Nowy, the heart of the old jewish district Kazimierz. Also great for lunches. Take a look on their website to see if there is a gig you like or just take a look and you probably will find your self there the whole evening!
Nowa Prowincja is in the old city center and every woman should go there (especially when your having your period, just saying). It’s small and cozy and there are two old-time favorites that you can order at any time of the day. Chocolate and wine. Do I need to say more? The hot chocolate I can’t stop talking about, is literally hot melted chocolate. Very impressive.
Just found the best online lingerie store ever! You have to take a look on their website or give your boyfriend their link so he can ‘surprise’ you with a present. Never worked with be but maybe you can give it a change. Well anyway, Love Stories Intimatesis the brainchild of multi-talented Marloes Hoedeman, who is first and foremost a fashion and interior stylist. Take a look!
Maartje van den Noort is a artist, drawer and designer with a studio based in Amsterdam. I absolutely love her work. She also has a webshop with postcards or a lot of other inspiring things, so take a look!
Instock is the first restaurant in Amsterdam that give a lot of attention to food waste. The chefs of this restaurant are cooking excellent food to show everyone that thrown away food actually tastes fantastic! I made a reservation for this weekend myself, so of course I will let you know! Because of the huge succes of this new concept, you have to make a reservation in advance.
Info@instock.nl, 0649712261, Polonceaukade 9, 1014 DA Amsterdam Westerpark
This amazing new pop-up restaurant is from the same owners as their former restaurant Repéré. Absolutely worth visiting. Great food and excellent atmosphere. It’s very popular so be quick to make a reservation!
www.foyer.fm, 0628310403, keizersgracht 324, 1016 EZ Amsterdam
As a photographer, I am a big fan of the work of Gray Malin. You really have to take a look at his website or even better, see if you can find a exhibition where you can see his work. It truly is worth it!