He was the first stranger I ever photographed. I remember being nervous and trying to hide my insecurity's because I felt that I had no idea what I was doing. After I got to know him better, he taught me things about honesty and that you can't please everyone. Looking back, this moment, was the start of it all. Now I realise that in order to get part of the true version of someone. You have to be vulnerable and real yourself. Sometimes I wonder how he's doing.
We were both exhausted and talking about how much we looked forward to sleeping in for a day.
He came from Russia to Amsterdam, to perform during Amsterdam Dance Event. He did not speak a word English or Dutch. And I can't speak Russian except for… vodka. So we communicated by playing each other songs.
He can play every Adele song on his saxophone.
A band from Denmark. I hung out with them when they had to perfrom at Welcome to The Village.
He came with a suitcase full with his favorite clothes. I asked him to wear nothing at all.
My favorite graphic designer. We went for a walk in Amsterdam and talked about the book we were making together.
When all the stripes come together. We talked about doing what we love like taking pictures. We also discussed topics such as social media, fish, coffee, cars and growing up. It was a good conversation.
We were hanging out in his dressing room before he had to go on stage and share a story he wrote with the crowd. We talked about his writing process, sharing your story with strangers and the good nerves you get before a performance.
We talked about the company he owned, his plans with it, how he combines it with his classes at University and his future plans.
We picked a date, two weeks beforehand. On the day that I was photographing Herman during his night shift for my series ‘Nachtwerkers’. MH17 crashed. Some of the songs were no longer allowed to be played on the radio and the programing was changed. During the show messages of relatives and friends of the victims came flooding in. That night showed me the importance of making radio and radiomakers. It gives listeners the feeling that they’re not alone. Wherever they are.
We talked about robbing banks, sword fights and soccer.
We talked about the looking, learning, living and making of art. Also about the fact that it sometimes hurt when you fall off your skateboard.
We talked about the past, the present and the future. We talked about making art, the business part of it, how Tim writes his songs, getting inspired, Bruce Springsteen, following your heart, staying true to yourself, time travel, aliens, humans and his theory about the circle of life. I've always admired his music and the choices he made in his career. But now I can also say that I admire him as a person.