with Jaap de Jonge in the villa Neue Hakeburg

Jaap de Jonge was my Dutch teacher. (Yes, Dutch, because we need to learn our own language as well.) Not only did he teach me how to speak and write properly, he awoke the love for literature in me as well. He was one of the first to see my potential and my most favourite hours were the ones where he read stories and parts of novels, bringing these words to life.

A while ago we reconnected after a very long time and I made a discovery: Jaap isn't just a very good teacher, but a very talented photographer as well. He makes beautiful work, almost like classical paintings.

In May 2016 we met up in the abandoned villa Neue Hakeburg. We shot on different locations inside the house and made some great pictures. Almost theatrical.

© Jaap de Jonge