Reflections of a city is the theme of my diploma, created at the
KABK in the Hague; a story, which portrays the city free from
cliches and well known images. The result is a presentation of
nine magazines, reflecting a spirit of the city. Black and white photography (one exception), photocopy quality zines.
James Beard House
James Beard A sensation of images and feelings seep through the aroma which locates various places and people with it. New York City developed a unique variation of tasteful foods, stemming from dishes found throughout the world. The James Beard Foundation was founded in 1986 in order to keep alive the culinary philosophy, ideals and practices of James Beard who taught thousands of people to cook and to appreciate good food. He is the author of more than 20 cookbooks. The foundation
was formed one year after he died. His house, with hundreds of cookbooks and his unique kitchen welcomes cooks from all over the world. This house and its events are New York´s best-kept gastronomic secret.
“New York is a very brutal place in fact, and there is a lot of controversial opinions about this city. Very few will admit with candor their feelings or observations and the ones that succeed here, do so through questionable methods or pure luck. I read about the history and origins of New York and to tell you the truth, little has changed from the beginning to actual times. Many outside suffer from that illusion that New York is a many splendored thing, but in reality life here is quite different. Humans all over this Earth are always dissastified and believing that somewhere else is always better. In my case I am displaced as I did not chose to move out from my birthplace.“
Some of them were born here, others found their love and home in New York City. Getting to know New Yorkers makes the metropolis more human and lovable. Getting to know New Yorkers is New York.
Bodies act upon the city, making themselves visible through movement, rhythms, and gestures. These are shared forms of understanding.Cities are expressions of the human spirit and contribute to the ever-evolving human personality. The human side of the city is its very essence and city streets are a stage on which life's drama is played out.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Silence, beauty and nature are one of the few things, which describe this place and are not immediately associated with the City.
Body and Mind
Working out and being in shape is an important element of a New Yorker ´s lifestyle. Before or after a stressful working day in the city, there are several possibilities in the way people try to regenerate their balance of body and mind.