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We Are Muze: OVO 2016

We Are Muze: OVO 2016

OVOPhoto series by Gilleam Trapenberg

My photography is very much influenced by my childhood. I grew up in Curacao where there are certain cultural codes as to what it means to be a man and often a lot of importance is put on appearance. This has a big influence on my work seeing as I mainly touch on themes of status, identity and the current image culture. I believe that certain objects and situations should be left the way they are. This often results in an interesting dynamic between me and the subject being portrayed. I would not necessarily call myself a documentary photographer. I often use the documentary aesthetic, but I am far more interested in the blurring of different photographic genres.

Photography – Gilleam Trapenberg
Model – Ovo Drenth
Hair and make up – Kira Kroegman
Styling – Robert Risteski

Art direction – Koos Breen

Designs – We Are Muze – Jessica Joyce, LoveLuha, BYBROWN, ELECTRIC CO

With thanks to – Karla Vincheva, We Are Muze

Creative direction & concept – Conny Groenewegen

Video: Milena Seculic

We Are Muze: OVO 2016
We Are Muze: OVO 2016
We Are Muze: OVO 2016
We Are Muze: OVO 2016