New work with photographer Aisha Zeijpveld and fashion designer Lise de Natris for Het Scheepvaartmuseum (The National Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam. Our work is part of "The Ultimate Sailor" exhibition (on view until the 29th of September 2016).
Since ages, 'the' sailor has been rooted in caricatural and stereotypical representations: as protector of the nation, as saviour of the almost drowned, as a dissolute Jack Tar, as a masculine and virile character, tamer of the elements, as a sexsymbol for both women and men. The popular image of 'the' sailor is – and always has been – a cultural and contemporary projection.
In The Ultimate Sailor: under construction four contemporary Dutch photographers reflect on the way persistent stereotypical representations resonate in today's conceptions of 'the' sailor.
Photography: Aisha Zeijpveld
Art direction: Judith Veenendaal
Fashion Design: Lise de Natris
Make up: Severine van Donselaar
Models: Rijntje van Wijk, Jan Willem de Man
Assistents: Timo Steenvoorden, Emily & Lisanne
Production: Hazazah Film & Photography