DREAMLAND. This edit is part of my ongoing DREAMLAND project. Initially the project was dreamt up during a MAGNUM PHOTOS session in Budapest September 2017.
Esha Gupta, Indian supermodel turned actress made her Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt's Jannat 2 along side Emraan Hashmi. This series was shot at an ancient site near Delhi, India in december 2011.
One of the biggest music festival in the world, staged in the lush mountains of Japan, at Fuji Rock people are mad for it! Sleep is overrated. No matter what the weatherman says. Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, Japan. For this project I returned three times to these lush musical grounds.
And there it was...summer 2015...every week...in one of the oldest cafes of Amsterdam, Cafe Brandon, Ben Herman, John Engels, Jules Deelder, Hans Dulfer, Boris van der Lek, Michael Varenkamp, Def Penco, Alain Clark and many many many others performing together with Bas van Lier. Images presented are just a small edit of all that jazz.
A day in the life of ‘the men from Bihar’ working on the Burrabazar in Calcutta (West Bengal, India). The men travel from Bihar to Calcutta in search of financial means to take care of their families. The physical labour comes down to lifting and transporting goods rapped in huge packages. Although considering themselves lucky, they pay a price. In many cases the pressure on the head has led to severe headaches and even brain tumours. Calcutta born documentary film maker Ronny Benjemin made a film about their lives: 'Reality of Human Life' (2003). Mr Benjemin himself an orphan and raised by Mother Teresa, acts as intermediary between the men and the Mother Teresa Mission in Calcutta to help with medicine and other healthcare. January 2012.