It started on the ferry. I was almost at Amsterdam Central when I saw a special boy peering at his phone on the quay. His bicycle on his hand, orange hair in the wind. He was a beautiful appearance, "a good head". I mumbled to my companion that I would love to have him on camera. And so I walked over to him. "Hi, I'm Nynke and photographer. I would like it if you want to be my model once. This is my business card." Embarrassed and ashamed I walked on. He went on the ferry, I got off. It felt embarrassing, but also proud.
2 days later, walking in the dunes between Zandvoort and Haarlem, I received a message. "Hi, we met at the ferry." This man, Merlin, wanted to do a shoot. In addition, turned out to be a real model at an agency. We arranged for a week later in the studio. Less than an hour later I grabbed my mobile and typed: "I walk in beautiful nature. If you have the time and you would like to come to Zandvoort tomorrow, we can also do an outdoor shoot. "I immediately got a" yes "back. On the shoot day, I took the train an hour earlier so I could pre-explore for a suitable space. What did I want to shoot at all? It was an absurdly crazy action and that required an absurd idea. I decided to make a link to clean nature.
I brought a backpack full of stuff. After finding the perfect spot, I walked back to the nearest house on the dunes and rang the bell. A friendly woman with curlers in her hair opened the door. "Hello" "I'm Nynke, photographer and am going to do a photo shoot behind in the dunes. I have everything except three things, can I borrow yours? "" Well girl, what do you want? "She asked politely. "A watering can, green container and vacuum cleaner." The friendly couple smiled and delivered the goods at the back door. With backpack on my back, a watering can and container in my hands, I walked through the swing gate to pull the rolls through the sand with difficulty. Many dog walkers looked up and managed to make an appropriate comment. My model arrived soon and while he cleaned the dunes I really enjoyed this special meet.
After the shoot I returned my belongings and thanked the owner very much. He said, fumbling as he pulled a twice-folded A4 out of his breast pocket: "I've looked at your site and uhhh…’ He pointed to the print with a sentence from the BIO of my website: "It is" excist "without c".
I kindly looked at the man, thanked him for this nice feedback and promised to adjust it at home immediately.
Together with my model we walked home towards the train. Talking about special music styles and life as a traveling fashion model.
The next day I received an email from the householders, curious about the results of the vacuum cleaner photos. I sent them a picture and received a nice response. In conversation with the woman, who unfortunately no longer had her curlers at the end of the previous day, I told her that I would have liked her for the camera.
I just quote her answer:
"And yes, with those curlers in the picture and then of course preferably with cheap glasses that are crooked on the fork and a cigarette with a huge cone, dangling from the corner of the mouth.
I thank this couple, my model and the universe for this beautiful action. I really enjoyed it!