Pilar’s Family Shoot

Pilar’s sisters and their retinue came to Holland to visit her from Spain, and to commemorate the occasion she asked me to come to Rotterdam to do a family photoshoot in a lovely sunlit park. I was somewhat surprised by the choice of loca…tion; I’d expected they’d favor a more typically Dutch setting — but […]

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Eva’s Birthday

With summer finally reasserting itself after a false start in April, we couldn’t ask for finer weather to celebrate the birthday of my sister-in-law-kind-of-beause-David-and-I-aren’t-married-but-whatever, Eva. Hosted by her father and his wife Judith (some of the finest hosts whose hospitality I’ve had the pleasure of exploiting) we enjoyed the sun in their garden, under the […]

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Lilou’s Baptism in Champagne

Despite (or thanks to) having such a large family I’m not particularly up-to-date on how to describe various relatives, so let me try to be as specific as I can. This weekend, three of my father’s sons (including me) and one of their girlfriends spent far too long in a car that was far too […]

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Classical and Jazz • Newstalgia

I was approached by Bulgarian classical pianist Tsarina to shoot some promotional photos for her new project Newstalgia: joining forces with a trio of jazz musicians, together they’ll explore the borderland between discipline and intuition, in performances that meld classical composition with jazz improvisation. This was a particularly difficult assignment, because the tone of the […]

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King’s Day ’14

Since before I was born, every spring saw the celebration of Queen’s Day. Last year, Queen Beatrix abdicated and Willem Alexander took the throne, so the term “King’s Day” still feels a little weird. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a great big party, the main feature of which is a national free market license […]

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Schiphol Silhouettes ’14

This last week was rather special. Every year around this time, the precession of the sun and my evening commute align so that beautifyl warm light streams through the glass facade of Schiphol Airport. It’s a rare configuration; most of the rest of the year the sun is blocked by nearby buildings when it’s so […]

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“Come Find Me” • Abbey Road

Fox Amoore, a pianist and composer, approached me last year with an interesting project. He’d crowd-funded the recording of his new album, Come Find Me, exceeding the amount he needed nearly fourfold, so he could afford to fly in vocalists he’d worked with in the past, and even the English Chamber Orchestra. Was I interested in […]

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Abbey Road Portraits

When such talents as Fox Amoore, Travis Ratledge, Amadhia and Alexander James Adams are hanging about the studio lounge waiting to record – or traipsing victoriously through London afterward – what can a humble photographer do but shoot? I ask you. – Nico.

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