Depart tells the story of the new photographer. A photographer that’s always on the move, equipped with a camera and outfitted with a big dash of courage. And because of his strong presence on social media, the new photographer never travels alone. The book features more than 250 pages of over 300 breath-taking photos. That doesn’t only make Depart a spectacular photo book: it also serves as a big shot of visual travel inspiration that will definitely trigger your wanderlust.
For 'Depart', I'm responsible for every word that's in the book, including the introduction. There is also an eight page chapter in there, that features photos I took on a trip to Israel, Jordan and Palestine. 'Depart' is an initiative and design of MENDO, published by TERRA Lannoo and the photographers were selected by the Insta-famous Sizoo Brothers. You can order the book, listed by The Guardian as one of the best travel books of 2016, through this link!
In Amsterdam, during the roaring 60s and 70s, Dutch photojournalists Hans Sabel and Henk Daniëls took over 150.000 photos of national and international celebrities. 'Starring Amsterdam' shows a selection of their best shots, featuring many previously unpublished images of Jacques Brel, Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Charles Aznavour and Dutch celebrities like Johan Cruyff and Willeke Alberti.
Apart from the foreword, written by James Worthy, I have written every word in the book. Like 'Depart', 'Starring Amsterdam' is an initiative and design of MENDO, a world famous photo book store in Amsterdam, and is published by TERRA Lannoo. You can see a preview of 10 photos and my accompanying texts here, or order the photo book in MENDO's webshop.
Living in Style: Amsterdam
'Living in Style: Amsterdam' contains some of Amsterdam's most beautiful interiors. The insides of majestic canal-side houses, luxury hotels and ultra-modern apartments all bear witness to Amsterdam’s distinctive interior design movement. With interiors put together by acclaimed designers like Piet Boon, MOS Interiors and Nicemakers, the book will provide a wide range of ideas for every design lover.
The photo book is the first collaboration between MENDO and German publisher teNeues, and includes my foreword and interviews with Jacu Strauss, Eric Kuster, Roy Rietstap and Jeroen Stock and Leonie Hendrikse. The other texts in the book are written by Mikel van den Boogaard and me. 'Living in Style: Amsterdam' is internationally available and also for sale on MENDO.nl.
Carli Hermès - Three Decades of Uncompromising Photography
For the first time in 30 years, the work of internationally renowned photographer Carli Hermès is put together in a unique photo book. Hermès has worked for a lot of magazines like Vogue and Playboy, and big brands such as Levi's, BMW and G-Star. His provocative campaign photos for the Dutch company Suitsupply caused quite a stir in The Netherlands.
I'm responsible for the two forewords in the book, that of Narda van 't Veer (Unit c.m.a.) and that of Fokke de Jong (Suitsupply). The acclaimed Dutch journalist Antoinnette Scheulderman wrote a big interview with Hermès. For MENDO, I have also written the press release for the book. You can buy a copy of the Hermès retrospective here.