PURE. Proud young mothers - When a young woman (16 - 22 years old) decides to keep her baby, who are we to judge and disapprove of her choice? She chose LIFE.
9 Stories and 30 portraits of PUUR. Trotse tienermoeders (2009) are now available in English translation. RESPECT! In the Netherlands being a 'teenmom' is the real last taboo. With teenage pregnancy numbers almost the lowest of the world, they're rejected and prejudiced. All portraits are 100% Photoshop FREE.
With PURE. my goal was to try to create a change in the way people think about being a young parent.
In 2011 I made PURE. part two, 34 women who became mother at age 16-22. These mothers wrote down their stories in their own words. (Dutch) Check: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2331717
Some of them starred in PURE. part 1.
I would like the world to focus on the beauty of our world and the people living in it. Often this beauty is not seen... Photography is focussed to violence, war and famine....but this is just the ugly world. Make love, not war. Live, and let live. Everybody is worth it!
If you want to buy any of these photos as art prints plz contact MeRy by e-mail info@MeRy.nl
Studio: Fotostudio en Opleidingen Artstudio23.com Backer & Rueb gebouw Speelhuislaan 173 Breda, the Netherlands
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MeRy/Melanie Rijkers , a true ZIENer and visionair, storyteller and personal branding coach, loves to SEE you. She doesn't 'take' a photo, but SEES it. Storytelling and traveling to events are her favorite. Please join one of her Miksang Contemplative Photography Workhops or Bali Retreats. Melanie's married to photographer Hans van Nunen , and they are living and working in Breda as Artstudio23. Studio address: Backer & Rueb building, Speelhuislaan 173, Breda, the Netherlands. Member of GKf, professional photographers of the Netherlands, DuPro since 2014. Hans joined Artstudio23 fulltime in 2007, after having worked as a professional decorator for 15 years. Specialised in weddings, portraits & business photography. Perfect teacher for basiscursus and more courses in photo techniques, leader of photowalk ZIEN and much more. Fotocursus en workshops in Breda. Trouwreportages, familie-, baby- en kinderportretten, bedrijfsfotografie, evenementen en eigen ontwerp fotoboeken.
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