Some people think I’m crazy (yeah mom & dad, I’m looking in your direction) because I’m having no trouble at all driving 600km in one day just to go visit something/someone. I look at it as “enjoying life”, “doing what you feel like”.
Yesterday morning I was behind the wheel of my loyal steed, driving towards are Northern neighbours. Not just across the border, but almost all the way to the top of the Netherlands, to the village of Twisk. Ellen & Marco (Sassen & Verstraaten), 2 amazing people & photographer duo, officially openend their pride & joy : Studio Twisk.
I met Ellen & Marco earlier this year in Tampa, Florida, at the DWF convention and we stayed in contact ever since. I’m a huge fan of their work and them being such fun, nice, friendly people is a great added bonus.
Where there was once an old barn they errected, in a couple of months time, a brand new studio. Guys, I’m officially jealous ! Huge amounts of space, a BIG limbo wall, make-up space, office space, they have it all and it looks incredible !!! Ellen & Marco, you have every right to be insanely proud of what you accomplished here !
After the “official” opening I was invited to enjoy a very yummie BBQ together with them, their family & neighbours. You Dutch sure now what a good time is ! (just watch out with the partytent - gas combination )
Below you’ll find a short photo impression and some more comments in between the photos.
Ellen, Marco & my are going to be doing some “projects” together in the near future so this won’t be the last of them appearing on my blog .
Ellen & Marco, I had a blast & enjoyed every single minute of it ! It was SO great to see you guys again ! Thanks for the warm hug, the great afternoon & the very enjoyable BBQ afterwards ! Now, go show ‘em how it’s done & see you soon !
ps. No more traffic jams on the way home, so instead of 4hours it only took me 3 to get back home, so at 1am I was reunited with my comfortable bed