Somewhere between 1985 and 1995 (eras are often better understood by counting decades that way), it seemed like every other progressive Dutch woman was a Sonja Barend lookalike: bluejeans, leather jacket, bright red lipstick, copper hair in a pony or loose Barend hairdo … The idea was to photograph & expose every ersatz Sonja … but I never got round to it. Meanwhile, since 1994, Dutch photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have been working together more systematically on a similar but ultimately more ambitious project: Exactitudes” (ISBN 9064507656) Somehow, they missed out on the sonjatypes, though, and the currently omnipresent Vlaams mieke met rood truitje, felgroene rok en witte botjes ;-) [Tnx Em!]

+ see also: Hans Eijkelboom’s Fotonotities / Photo notes” project (1992, ISBN 9075848102): https://zaropans.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/eijkelbooms-exactitudes/

+ https://zaropans.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/ha-ha-ha-hipsters-from-hell/

+ bonus typespotting tool for future styles: http://lookbook.nu/ … keep on scrollin’!


About Snaporaz

Started my blog on Posterous (snaporaz), moved it to WordPress (zaropans because the original name was taken).
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