On a Saturday night, I was scrolling through an
endless stream of photos of people who had already
achieved what I once wanted to achieve. And
although I was not unhappy with myself and my life
before I picked up my phone, I did feel unhappy
afterwards. I, too, want to be exceptional, special.
Just like everyone else.

In the series ‘You are not special’ I search for a
balance in the contrast of ordinary and extraordinary.
In a world with a constant flow of images, our
thinking pattern is constantly influenced. We are
encouraged to always want more.

But can you still be ordinary at a time when
everyone wants to be special? And if everyone is
special, can anyone actually be special?

Credits from left to right:
Image 1 -
Fashion design: Hilde Strijdveen
Model: Osas Aghaku
Muah: Minou Meijers
Image 2 -
Model: Brit Rooswinkel
Image 3 -
Model: Baukje Bies
Image 4 -
Fashion design: Hilde Strijdveen
Model: Osas Aghaku
Muah: Minou Meijers
Image 5 -
Jelle van der Waals
Image 6 -
Model: Anne-Martha Blok
Styling: Natasja Rijkhoff
Image 7 -
Model: Yasmin Reijnders
Image 8 -
Model: Jelle van der Waa;s
Image 9 -
Fashion design: Hilde Strijdveen
Model: Livai Lopu
Muah: Minou Meijers
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