Capturing the Juxtaposition of Ugly and Beauty

4/6/2014

Photo by Marcel Van der Vlugt

On my recent visit to Amsterdam, I was fortunate enough to spend time with one of Dutch renowned conceptual photographers name Marcel van der Vlugt. As professional photographer who started his first exhibition since 1981, Marcel has done many works from fashion for some reputable fashion magazines such as L’Officiel and Vogue, campaigns for W Hotel groups, L’Oreal Paris and many more; to conceptual art photography for solo exhibitions. He is also known for his exclusive works using polaroid film material and the preference to use slow working method in order to create very precise compositions.

With some prestigious received awards including ADCN Lamp for Best Photography and a Golden Lion from Venice Film Festival, Marcel van der Vlugt works have been on display in some of the most prestigious venues including at the Photo Museum at The Hague, the MCA in Chicago and in the Louis Vuitton Gallery in Tokyo. In one fine winter morning in Amsterdam, I visited Marcel at his workshop cum studio and find out more about his inspiration to future projects.

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Erza S.T.
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Erza has pursued his great passion for opera and classical music for over a decade. His brainchild, the Indonesia Opera Society, has produced many classical music concerts and operas, and recently marked its 10th anniversary with a gala production. He is also a journalism lover focusing on luxury, lifestyle and travel stories, which he files from datelines around the globe.

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