Martin, his sister and her camera

Martin’s sister is Ananda van der Pluijm, a Dutch visual storyteller based in Amsterdam, who won the 3rd Prize Observed Portraits Stories at 2013 World Press Photo.

Martin (18yo) is Ananda’s half-brother. He returned to stay with their mother after living with his father for ten years. He was jobless, had no qualifications, and had spent time in a youth shelter. She had no contact with Martin over the previous decade, and decided to use her camera to help get to know him again.

It’s quite similar in concept with the project B Shot by a Stranger Project, in which the stranger shoots the loner, but here as a voyeur far from the energetic and physical space of the loner, not interefeering.

It seems a story not only about re-encounter but of two loners who happened to be brother and sister lost in space. In 2007, Ananda was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré, an autoimmune disease. As a result, she was homebound in a wheelchair and crutches. During the long period of rehabilitation, she started using photography to reconnect with her surroundings. Her experiences inspired her to focus on human relationships and loneliness. From the beginning, she has been creating personal and intimate stories with sensitivity, compassion and respect.

Ananda van der Pluijm work is a must see.
you can also follow her work at tumblr, facebook and twitter.

 

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

Martin, by ©Ananda van der Pluijm

B Shot by a Stranger project is a voyeuristic look over youth loneliness through webcams:

The B Shot by a Stranger Project II (NSFW)

B Shot by a Stranger II (NSFW);

B Shot by a Stranger;

book;

EYEMAZING article by Hilaire Avril;

B Shot by a Stranger 2013.

October, 2013 by ©Gonzalo Bénard for 2HeadS
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