GUP Magazine's launch party for their latest theme 'The Street Issue'
Last Friday night I went to two superb events, the first was GUP Magazine’s launch party of their latest theme ‘The Street Issue’ at Kahmann Gallery. Quite an impressive turnout of Amsterdam’s uber cool rocked up for this summer celebration of the bimonthly Guide to Unique Photography, also featuring an exhibition by students from The Royal Academy of Arts The Hague.
After this I headed over to Sociëteit De Sauna for the 1 Jaar Kraakhelder party! It was here that I bumped into an admirer sporting a Dolly Rogers Groupie t-shirt. (I love it when that happens!) Apparently, I left too early and missed out on the lucky lapdance raffle. Still, it remains one of my current fave underground venues in Amsterdam.
Lucky lapdance winner at the 1 jaar kraakhelder party, Sociëteit De Sauna
photo by Leonie Purchas
I have just returned from a rather brief spell on holiday and during those few days of rain and relaxation I was fortunate enough to pop on over to Foam, one of Amsterdam’s premier fotografiemuseums.
Foam did not disappoint and certainly does not leave the eye wanting, there is a vast array of visual stimuli on offer thanks to the talents of Leonie Purchas, Prune, Charlotte Dumas and Saskia Dommisse.
So if your in town why not head on over and see for yourself!
AYSEN 29.7.09 U.K from Love Lost
Our friend Paul Barbera popped into our studio last week and showed us his latest projects Love Lost and Where They Create. He’s another Aussie that’s ended up here in Amsterdam, an awesome photographer and all round top bloke. Make sure you check out his website.
The workspace from Jaap and Marlies from Where They Create
Photo by Dianna Snape
I do get excited when the opportunity arises to blow one’s trumpet…and if not mine, then that of someone closely related. My sister has been nominated as one of Australia’s top ten architectural photographers. Having being raised as true aussie battlers by a mother who chanted “There’s no such thing as can’t!” and a father who made his living hanging out of aircrafts ‘shooting’ planes for the Royal Australian Air Force, it’s a very nice tune indeed.
Check out her website for more yummy pics and her blog is quite entertaining if you’re interested in the glamorous encounters of a high climbing photographer.
Photo by Dianna Snape
Years ago while I was studying I had a job as a delivery driver. My day started at 5am as I had to deliver breakfast to all the posh function centers around town. I would return from the morning circuit at about 9 am and head across the road to the construction site. Here I met these guys who had built their own fun boxes and grind rails with the material they found lying around. I quickly ran back to my car and grabbed my trusty polaroid camera and took these snaps.