When I was 15, I had my first taste of freedom, as I concert-toured and sang my way through Australia that summer. My first break from a toxic environment that I’d been stuck in for the longest time. Even though it was just a short-lived summer, it was the happiest time of my life, for a very long time.
“We have all been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticize. And when hit by unjustified hate, most of us take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about is not going to help anyone” Cult brand Diesel has adressed this important topic into their newest collection “Ha̶u̶te Couture” to expose the hate with irony and irreverence to reduce the power to cause harm.
“We are two hairstylists, coffee addicts and we have a obvious love for tattoos.” Jill and Sisi laughing out loud. “We have met each other while we were both teachers at a hairdresser academy in Amsterdam. 2 years ago we opened our own shop in the west side of Amsterdam, where we are specialized in bleaching and colouring the hair. Since we opened the shop we are pretty much inseparable.
If you ask me to describe the whole year and all things I learned during it I’d choose the word “responsibility”. It’s quite funny that the more the world develops nowadays and becomes more dynamic, the distance between a “kid” and an “adult”, “childhood” and “adulthood” becomes larger and the transition between them harder and more tangible.
“I made a trip to clear my mind.” explains Andre Josselin. “We did 9 states and almost 10.000 kilometers in 3 weeks including Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Colorado and California. We saw Rodeos and Roulette Tables, the endless roads and empty spaces. Witnessing Deers and Elks and Bisons. Eating a lot of sandwiches and hot dogs. We saw infinite skies of stars.
Being on holidays I wanted to photograph as little as possible, but there were so many moments of Lulo in golden sunlight that I ended up shooting a lot. I love photographing her more than anything, there’s nothing to sell and we are so relaxed with each other that these photographs feel raw, intimate and honest. These are the images that at the end of my career will mean the most.