2013 Photo Contest, Observed Portraits, Stories, 3rd prize

Martin

Photographer

Ananda van der Pluijm

15 February, 2011

Martin (18) is the photographer’s half-brother. He returned to stay with their mother after living with his father for ten years. 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.

About

Ananda van der Pluijm

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 200...

Background story

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.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/30 sec
Focal length
50 mm
F-Stop
2.8
ISO
500
Camera
Nikon D700

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