May 22, 2010

Dutch Streetstyle: David Koppelaar

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Delicate hands picking up a piece of chocolate cake like only a Disney princess would. Seafoam painted nails. A humongous Yves Saint Laurent ring around her index finger. It has something decadent. David can capture an ambiance with little details that he photographs. A certain mood or a feeling that people carry around with them is what he looks for the most when he’s out on the streets. ‘I can’t make the setting, people style themselves. I don’t care about a designer bag. And if I do, the person carrying it usually doesn’t appear in the photograph.’

After getting is Sony Alfa 330, 16 year old David decided that he was going to start his own blog Dutch Streetstyle. ‘The Netherlands really lacked a good street style blog. I know that it is very hard in this country but I saw it as a challenge.’ David once started taking pictures in his hometown Utrecht where he would walk around for days and only find one bag worth photographing. ‘Even in Amsterdam it’s difficult not to photograph the same person twice.’

Besides street style photographs, he also does some fashion photography. But fashion for David isn’t necessarily about designer clothes. ‘With clothes you can say things that you can’t say with words. Because photographs don’t have any text. You can transfer a message with expression but also with clothes.’ Moods and people play a key role in his portrait-like photo’s.

His blog is only the start of all the amazing things that David will do. He has been admitted to the photo academy of Amsterdam and is starting in September. His ambitions might sound corny but they are sincere . One day he is going to live in New York or Paris. Places where he feels at home and fits right in.

28 comments:

Alex Dom said...

chic! effortlessly stylish!

NINA said...

hij maakt echt super mooie foto's! heel inspirerend! xoxo

Lucy said...

Amazing!!

The Fall said...

LOVE the rings in the first pic

S and O said...

gorgeous pictures!
that last one is so pretty, I love that girl's eyes :)
have a great weekend!
xoxo
Olivia

Jodes said...

all of these photos are so good, but that huge ring just GRABS me. So so beautiful.

Silvia Couture said...

great post I love alll these photos! Thanks for the compliment..I'm very inspired by the 80's! =)

-Silvia

Adele said...

Great post... Inspired.
- Adele
MOLTOCURIOSA.COM ♥

Margaret said...

sigh. ysl arty. want want want :) xx

michelle_ said...

you have a great blog filled with good inspirational pics !
i've just added some of them to my tumblr :)

many thanks for your warm comments :)
hope you're enjoying the weekend !
xx GLISTERS & BLISTERS

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that girl lucy said...

first shot is perfect, want a blue ysl arty ring soooo bad! def off to check out his blog now. and i love your blog! that blue bustier you diy'd is so amazing x

linutana said...

great photos :X:X:X



your blog is just amazing :))):*


http://linutana.wordpress.com/

Awkward Socialite said...

Hm, interesting bio of Koppelaar, definitely will look him up.

Raez said...

wow! really amazing thanks for sharing!

xx raez

MargieF said...

i am in love with the ysl ring in the first photo
this piece was really interesting:)
margief
x
www.margieheartsclothes.blogspot.com

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

fantastic pictures...great blog

hélène said...

All of these photos are fantastic, but that ysl ring in the first photo is just outstanding.

And true, the Netherlands are a great fashion ground!

CarterC_嘉玲 said...

一句話,那就是,"船到橋頭自然直." ....................................................

Stéphane Malingue said...

COOL SITE WITH NICE PICURES, I LOVE, FÉLICITATIONS, STÉPHANE OF LUXE-ET-VANITES.BLOGSPOT.COM

michelle_ said...

thanks so much for your comment :)
im looking forward to see more inspirational pics from you :)

蕙帆ElmoAc said...

As a man sows, so he shall reap...................................................

DennyR_Guari佳穎 said...

逛到你的部落格,第一個感覺就很好,希望每次更新都是美好的開始,也祝你天天都都開心喔 ..................................................

DaltonS_Beve said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債..................................................

韻枝 said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。.................................................................

Lotte said...

Ik ben nog steeds groot fan van je blog, fijne update is dit trouwens!
- Charlotte
http://www.vinnieinfurs.com

Jan said...

Wie is dat op de 7e foto? :O
Do you know? ^^
Geweldige foto's iedergeval!

&Bedankt voor het reageren op m'n blog! Haha tsja, iets verkeerde inschatting ^^

Sassi said...

wow, those are really great impressions.
X

Niky Casadei said...

Love these pics ♥

Niky