All portraits of 2007, now available as e-book too!
by MeRy (Melanie Rijkers) Artstudio23.com, MeRy71
In 2007 Bart Rouwenhorst held the first 'roodharigendag' in Breda, the Netherlands. In 2005 there was a similar, but much smaller event in an art gallery in Asten, where Bart was showing 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 asap
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
I am what we in Holand call a 'real people-photographer', so I am specialized in portraits and documentary photography. Check my personal website www.mery.com for more fine art photos. U can leave a comment in my guestbook or weblog; www.mery.nl/log (sorry, it's in Dutch but we're working on an English version) and for my complete biography and curriculum vitae check out 'personal'