September 2018 - ….
As an extra for my solo exhibition at Torch Gallery, I made twenty-five unique singed and numbered 'magic photo mugs', that only reveals the photo on it, when pouring in a hot drink. This way it remains a surprise which of the 25 photos you have bought until you pour hot water in. Check the video of Jule and her mugshot photo.
The mugshots are avaliable in the online giftshop
I made a small video documentary to give some insight in my way of working. Hope you enjoy it!
Special thanks to Jule Moonen & Samantha Hoekema.
16-30 september 2017
Make sure to ask for the one of the ‘Sander Dekker’ rooms when you're staying in Hotel Not Hotel Amsterdam!
A special collaboration with Eric van Straaten resulted in this unique full color 3D print based on the photo ‘Sharky’. A limited edition of 3 pieces is available in the webshop.
About the photo: Through a friend I was invited to a drink at the home of couturier Dennis Diem, which he arranged as a thank you for all who worked with him for his last fashion show. This evening I met Noah, one of the runway models of Dennis’ show. We hit it off and it didn’t take long until we decided to take some pictures in Dennis’ house. Exploring the rooms, we found a beautiful bathtub in the master bedroom together with his fluffy friend ‘Sharky’.
I met Jody in my gallery. While expanding her private art collection, she was drawn to my work as well. At the moment of the shoot, she spend a lot of time in the gym pumping iron. I’m always attracted to opposites and the balance between her muscular body and feminine intrigued me. She was very happy with the outcome which resulted in her first of many ‘Sander Dekker’ works.
During Pleinvrees festival I hosted ‘photo studio naked pictures’ in which me and my promo girls toke pictures to create a übermensch. The photos consisted of people most beloved as well as their 'imperfect' body parts which gave the übermensch character.
Nice (Dutch) feature on the &C platform about my house in Amsterdam.
Somehow London is always treating me with nice surprises. During my last stay in an Airbnb apartment somewhere in Hackney, I found out that the room I was staying, was connected to a small photo studio. It was clear that the owner loved to collect ‘characteristic stuff’. Between the room and the studio, there was a common area, which a group of wine tasters had used before they went off for dinner in one of the studios. My lovely friend Nadia was with me this evening as we explored the space.
Campaign shoot for the fashion label Walk of Shame.
Magazine shoot with 4 page interview, 10 pages commissioned 'go see’ series and campaign billboards for Amsterdam denim days.
Charlotte - London, UK
I had shot with Charlotte before, when I asked her for one of my new projects. At that time, she was just dating Rev, an eccentric personality as well, and shooting them as a couple seemed perfect to me. In this series, I wanted to capture the raw intimacy between the two lovers. It turned out to be very productive day for everyone, because Charlotte became pregnant with her son Jett that same day, leaving me with the title of ‘odd father’.
Campaign shoot to promote the 'new image' of Men at Work Europe. Next to the campaign selected stores hosted a traveling exhibition of my artist work. It was Men at Work's intention to make some noise. And it worked. The campaign got banned because of the 'controversial photo’s' in the more religious cities.