with Jaap de Jonge in the Haus der Offiziere, Wünsdorf

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 couple of years 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.

After we met up in Neue Hakeburg and the former Soviet tank barraks in Bernau to take some nice pictures (Photoshoot & Photoshoot II), we decided to repeat the experience in Mai 2018, this time in the Haus der Offiziere in Wünsdorf near Zossen.

© Jaap de Jonge