Café Littéraire, Amsterdam 1992

‘Café Littéraire’, Elegance Magazine, July 1992

Café Littéraire has always been one of my favorite stories.
Apart from the models that were flown in from Paris and London, I invited some of my friends and colleagues and even my mother to join the shoot in Café Reynders, a place that hadn’t changed much over the years.

Everybody’s hair was done and they were made-up by Mark Carrasquillo to look like someone from the twenties or thirties, the time of the Surrealist and Dadaist movement in Paris. They all just hung out and had fun and even held some serious discussions.

I used available light and made portraits and group shots in the same way a documentary photographer in earlier days could have done. Like this one, of the stylist’s assistant.


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