The first 'roodharigendag' in Breda, the Netherlands was held in 2007. In 2005 there was a similar, but much smaller event in an art gallery in Asten, where organisor Bart Rouwenhorst had an exhibition of his paintings of red (ginger) women. When working with him on promotion photos for the first Breda redheadday, I came up with the idea of Red-On-Red.
During the 2007 event five big pieces (90x140 cm) of Red-On-Red art were shown in the Grote Kerk (Cathedral) of Breda, the heart of the annual event ever since. In the Belcrum I was able to create my own outdoor Red-On-Red studio @ Electron, and over a 100 redheads had their portrait taken 2 September 2007.
This e-book is to celebrate the beauty of being blessed with red hair. I am proud that I was one of the Breda artists from the start, who gave people with red hair a reason to be proud, very proud!
In 2008 we created 'Medusa' www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/472798
infraRED was made in 2010 www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1440582
2011 & 2012 books will be out later this year
www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/189247 is the 2007 Red-On-Red original book, also showing behind the scenes and event photos
Contact info@Artstudio23.com for more information about our photography, Hans van Nunen and Melanie Rijkers (MeRy) are www.Artstudio23.com
MeRy/Melanie Rijkers , married to photographer Hans van Nunen , living and working in Breda as Artstudio23. Atelier/office: Huis voor Beeldcultuur, Reigerstraat 16, Breda. (the Netherlands, though Melanie accepts jobs worldwide) Artistic photography and reportages since 1996. Member of GKf, professional photographers of the Netherlands. Hans joined Artstudio23 fulltime in 2007, after having worked as a professional decorator for 15 years. Now they're both specialised in weddings, portraits & business photography. Hans en MeRy, professioneel fotograaf sinds 1996. Voor trouwreportages, familie-, baby- en kinderportretten, bedrijfsfotografie, evenementen en eigen ontwerp fotoboeken.
Red Head Days 2013 Published August 15, 2014
HALF Published August 27, 2013
Paris Published December 03, 2012
Jade Published August 17, 2012
Red Published August 13, 2012
Marije 2.0 Published July 08, 2012
Trash The Dress 2012 Published July 02, 2012
Tagged! On Facebook Published June 30, 2012
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