(Anti) Islamisering-Demonstratie Groningen

Wil je deze tekst en/of deze foto’s gebruiken? Vraag even om toestemming en ik stuur je zelfs het originele formaat. Wanneer ik vandaag vrolijk en naïef in mijn rokje en hoedje mijn huis uit de Vismarkt op huppel in het gemoedelijke Groningen, word ik verwelkomd door bewapende busjes en gepantserde agenten (of was het nou…

A Letter to VICE | EN

Dear ladies and gentlemen of VICE, Hereby an open application as an article writer and photographer at your distinctly independent, always deeper-than-commonly-going company. You could know me from previously published photos: http://www.vice.com/nl/read/mayhem4ever-in-w139 All of my life I’ve been inspired by my friends, family and the world around me. With open eyes, bouncing mind and iron will,…

A Letter to Vice | NL

Beste dames en heren van VICE, Bij deze een open sollicitatie als artikelschrijver en fotograaf bij jullie overduidelijk onafhankelijke, altijd dieper-dan-nomaal-gaande bedrijf. Jullie zouden mij al kunnen kennen van eerder gepubliceerde foto’s: http://www.vice.com/nl/read/mayhem4ever-in-w139 Mijn hele leven word ik al geïnspireerd door mijn vrienden, familie en de wereld om mij heen. Met open ogen, stuiterende geest en…

Cancer Come, Cancer Go

2011 “Our own unreality. We act our own lifes. This is not a film, this is reality. I’m 22 and my mother, dead? Those couple of months.. I find myself crying on the floor, not able to stand up. Jeroen sits down next to me and I nest my soaking wet face into his shirt….

A Letter to Tarantino

Dear stranger, Writing the opening of a letter is always the hardest part. Especially since this letter could be so important to me, but so easily overlooked by you. Firstly, let me tell you why I’m writing you per se. You’re someone who inspires me exceptionally and has done just that for as long as…

A Letter to Franco

Dear fellow crazy-one, How to open this letter? With a glass of wine sounds good. Writing the opening of a letter is always the hardest part. Especially since this letter could be so important to me, but so easily overlooked by you. Firstly, let me tell you why I’m writing you per se. The small…

Doctor Drama

Once upon a time, when Sanne still was a tiny Sanne, I was ill for a while. It’s been so long, I don’t remember what disease I suffered from. Or that is because I always thought the external to be a side-issue and I never clear brainspace for that, because what I do remember all…

What About the Bully?

Early 2013 Rutger de Jager started his anti-bullying campaign: Rutger zegt nee tegen pesten. He inspired me to finally publish my story – which has been written nearly 10 years ago. For years, I wasn’t ready, but that’s changed. So here it is. With the amazing art of Carmen Conzalez (2004, 15 years old) Lately I’ve…

Dreaming Awake

My mind is always busy with parallel realities, being awake and asleep. If there’s something I want to do, but something is holding me back, I think ‘What would it look like in my biography? How would the voice-over of life tell about it?’ And that makes my life more than my life, whereby I…

My Brilliant Artist Life

2009 – My naked body, butt on the front, sculpted out of chicken wire and paper mache, the back open so you can see the wire on the inside, completely white, a photograph of my body in that same posture projected onto it. In total darkness it’s as if I’m really there. My mouth is really…

25% Loaded | 100% Moving

It’s ma birthday. Last year I said: this is going to be my year. It was a stunningly sunny springday, that year’s first, and I was on my way to my first paid assignment as an entrepeneur for Google. My lucky number, 24, became my age. I promised myself: this year I’m going to carefully…