It was a rainy day in Den Bosch, The Netherlands, the city where I was born. The summers can be very warm and sunny, but it also knows rain and grey days unfortunately. I was working home, listening to London Grammar and editing photos when I made this cinemagraph. The focus on the rain and the candle: the most significant element for me at that moment.
Ma vie extraordinaire. A summary of my last year.
Right above; my French heart sharing wine, in a dress which I wore during my happy time photographing and filming in Cannes. The red dress for my first Tango lessons in Jardin Tino Rossi, Paris, a dance of true passion and sensuality. And it’s a wink to my time playing polo in Chantilly (the turning ball is a gift of the team when I left Paris). The black outfit in the left is me working very hard, and that I learned how to ignore emotions, which helped me to focus more, but I feel dark when I do that, emotions are the greatest inspiration for an artist, and I missed it. Then dancing, I went for the first time of my life to the middle east: Lebanon. It was touching me a lot. The way lebanese people live; they invest their time in family, they work hard, they are happy, open and positive. The food is amazing and the music is even better: it all makes me dance and happy.
Video is a try out, so low quality.
Paris, 14 February 2017
Just your mouth, your love, you are at nineteen miles.
Just your name, your chambers, just your love
And my vineyard, and my soul
Just your flock, your companions, your kids,
Just your cheeks, your neck, your couch.
And my parfume, and my beloved
– David Lang, Youth
I created this cinemagraph for Valentines day, inspired by the song ‘Just’ from David Lang for the movie ‘Youth’.