zondag 25 oktober 2009

Natural Redheads

Natural redhead Joep posing au naturel :)

At the moment I am busy with a lot of photoshoots with natural redheads, as I am doing a 3rd (and final?) study of making portraits of people with ginger hair. Check MeRy.nl/rood, for more info about this art project.

It started with helping out painter and organisor Bart Rouwenhorst with his Redheadday in 2007, as I did some promotional/publicity shots and I worked on the project Red-On-Red, during the Roodharigendag (Redheadday). Red-On-Red portraits are also available as a photobook.

In 2008 my husband and fellow photographer Hans van Nunen of our studio Artstudio23 Artstudio23 in Breda, the Netherlands, worked with me on the project Medusa, which also available as a book. As Blurb is shipping worldwide, I reckon these books make an excellent and affordable Christmas gifts :)

This year I was too busy to work during the Redheadday, so at the moment I have people coming to the studio. It actually works 10 times better, more relaxed and faster. Yes, I did 100 women in 2 hours in 2007, but...at this moment we can chat a bit more model-to-photographer and we have less stressed photoshoots than during the redheaddays. So it works for the best this way!

Results (again a photobook) will be available in spring 2010.

zondag 11 oktober 2009

Now available: final version of my photobook 09-09-09 99 brides Trash the Dress!

99 brides "trashed...
By MeRy/Melanie Rijke...

Available worldwide: the photobook of the mass Trash the Dress by photographer MeRy (Melanie Rijkers) on 09-09-09. Over 99 brides trashing their wedding dresses for an artistic shoot by Artstudio23 Breda on the beach of Scheveningen.

U can order the book HERE or preview HERE or use Blurb.com
search for MeRy71 :) there's more photos on Hyves as well

woensdag 7 oktober 2009

Beautiful Valerie

Lovely Valerie posing for me in postpop art style

I met Valerie for another project, about the integration of eldery people. She was one of the grandchildren who listened to a story told by a grandparent. I did a series of portraits for the brochure and also the portraits were printed big size on the bus which shows the film shot from them telling/listening to each other.