Martin

28 January 2012

Martin (18) ist der Halbbruder der Fotografin. Er kehrte zu seiner Mutter zurück nachdem er zehn Jahre bei seinem Vater gelebt hatte. Er hatte keine Arbeit, keine Ausbildung und viel Zeit in Jugendheimen verbracht. Die Fotografin, die zehn Jahre lang keinen Kontakt zu Martin gehabt hatte, entschied sich, die Kamera zu Hilfe zu nehmen, um ihn wieder kennenzulernen.

Tilburg, the Netherlands

Martin (18) is the photographer’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. The photographer, who had had no contact with Martin over the previous decade, decided to use her camera to help get to know him again.

Martin (18) es el hermanastro de la fotógrafa. Volvió para vivir al lado de su madre tras haber convivido con su padre durante diez años. No tenía trabajo ni formación, y había pasado un tiempo en un albergue de juventud. La fotógrafa, que no había mantenido ningún contacto con Martin durante la anterior década, decidió utilizar su cámara para intentar conocerle de nuevo.

Martin (18 ans), le demi-frère de la photographe, est retourné vivre chez leur mère après avoir vécu dix ans chez son père. Il était sans emploi, sans qualification et avait passé un certain temps dans un foyer pour jeunes. La photographe, qui n’avait pas eu de contacts avec Martin depuis dix ans, a décidé de se servir de son appareil photo pour réapprendre à le connaître.

Martin (18 anni) è il fratellastro della fotografa, tornato a vivere dalla loro madre dopo essere rimasto per 10 anni con il padre. Senza lavoro né qualifiche, aveva trascorso un periodo in un ricovero per ragazzi. La fotografa, che non aveva più avuto contatti con Martin negli ultimi dieci anni, ha deciso di usare la sua macchina fotografica per imparare a conoscerlo di nuovo.

Martin (18) is de halfbroer van de fotografe. Martin trok weer bij zijn moeder in nadat hij tien jaar bij zijn vader had gewoond. Hij was werkloos, had geen diploma en had een tijd in een jeugdtehuis doorgebracht. De fotografe had in de afgelopen tien jaar geen contact gehad met Martin en besloot hem via haar camera opnieuw te leren kennen.

Martin (18 anos) é meio-irmão do fotógrafo. Voltou para ficar com a mãe, depois de viver com o pai durante 10 anos. Estava desempregado, não tinha qualificações e passara algum tempo num centro de acolhimento para jovens. O fotógrafo, que não tivera qualquer contacto com Martin durante a década anterior, decidiu usar a sua câmara para conhecê-lo melhor.

Location

Tilburg, the Netherlands

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/13 sec
ISO: 1600
F-Stop: 5.6
Focal Length: 50 mm
Camera: Nikon D700

Ananda van der Pluijm
Nationality:
the Netherlands
About:
Ananda van der Pluijm was born in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 1980. She studied Photographic and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam and University of Leiden from 2002–2006, and photography at the FotoAcademie in Amsterdam from 2009-2012. After graduation, she was selected for GUP’s New Talent 2013. Her clients include Doctors without Borders, IKON, and Footlocker/Lacoste. She has produced independent projects 12 Nights-Liège, Martin, and Next door, and has been published in NRC Handelsblad and IKON.