The orange beards of Bangladesh

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In March/April 2017 I travelled to Bangladesh to make several photo reportages.
One of the things that amazed me were the man with orange beards that I saw on the street.
I decided to walk through Old Dhaka and ask every single man with an orange beard if I could take a picture of him.

When I asked why they dyed their hair, most said because of Prophet Muhammed. Who is believed to have dyed his hair with henna as well. And some said as a first reason because they think it’s beautiful.

Islam is the largest religion in Bangladesh. 90% of the population is Muslim. And although I have traveled to other Muslim countries I have never seen men who dyed their beards with henna. It made the already colorful streets of Old Dhaka even more colorful.

With big thanks to Maleeha Hafiz for being my translator in Dhaka.

 

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Coiffure Awards 2016

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This series I photographed for Draagbaar. They have a hairsalon and conceptstore in Amsterdam-East.
The idea for this series is androgeny: nice bowlcuts and crisp white shirts.
With this series we participated with the Coiffure Awards 2016!
If you would like to see the pics bigger, go visit Draagbaar at Sumatrastraat 54 in Amsterdam!

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Véronique van Hoye

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For Véronique I made these leafportraits on commission.

If you would like to be photographed in this way or want to give it to someone as a gift,
shoot me a message for more information!

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Kika – Leaf portrait

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This leaf portrait of Kika is for sale in different formats. Shoot me a message for more information!

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Urban Yogi Project

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I started out the Urban Yogi Project in 2014 for my big love: YOGA!
It’s about looking for quietness in a life that is so full of movement, thoughts, chaos, dreams, hopes, desires.
The series below are shot in Lisboa, Portugal with local yoga lovers.

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