Author Archives: Rene de Ruijter

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Royal Zebras in Amsterdam

While Amsterdam was celebrating a new King, nearly two hundred orange-striped party animals (mainly excited exchange students) created their own legendary Queensday party on Lake IJ. Last Tuesday the whole nation saw how our newly crowned King & Queen disembarked … Continue reading

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Last weekend we met yet another artividual in Amsterdam; the colourful painter Fabrice Hünd. His studio, packed with brightly coloured paintings, shows that canvasses alone are not enough for the productive artist. A lampshade, several boulders, all  stools in the … Continue reading

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Living Artworks of Amsterdam

Together with journalist Marvin Hokstam I’m working on a series of portraits of the living artworks of Amsterdam. The flamboyant, eccentric people that give the streets their colourful look. The people that underline the city’s image of tolerance, diversity and … Continue reading

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Young mothers and their little artists

Don Bosco Jonathan, an Amsterdam based foundation, asked me to do a shoot with a group of young mothers and their children. I was all for a fun day and beautiful photos, but I felt something was missing. Surely we … Continue reading