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22 APRIL — We laten je graag kennis maken het werk van Lumen Photo's fotografen. Dit maal staat het Spotlight op fotografe Lin Woldendorp (1994).
Lin begon haar carrière voor de lens als model, maar voelt zich meer thuis achter de camera. Voor onder meer dagblad Het Parool en magazines VIVA en VARAgids schiet ze modische portretfoto's van Nederlandse personalities.
Eerder dit jaar werd Lin geselecteerd als GUP New Talent. Bij de Zilveren Camera awards ontving ze in 2021 de 3e prijs in de categorie 'portret - singles'.
APRIL 14 — Dutch singer Danny Vera will perform live on stage in the Ziggo Dome venue on December 24. It will be Vera's biggest concert to date. In 2019 Danny Vera's hit song 'Roller Coaster' topped the Dutch music charts for weeks.
APRIL 13 — During Dutch Remembrance Day, actress Hannah Hoekstra will read the monologue 'A German Life'. The play about Brunhilde Pomsel - secretary of Nazi leader Goebbels - will be broadcast live on May 4th from the National Theatre Carré.
APRIL 08 — Sixteen years after writing the Dutch bestselling "Help, I got my wife pregnant!" writer Kluun is working on a sequel: 'Help, I have an adolescent!'. Kluun (pseudonym of Raymond van de Klundert) revealed his new book-title in a radio interview. The book will be published by Lebowski Publishers this fall.
APRIL 07 — Dutch actress and filmmaker Halina Reijn will helm the horror thriller 'Bodies, Bodies, Bodies' for the American film production company A24, as was announced today. After Halina's directorial debut 'Instinct', this will be her second feature and her first international film project.
APRIL 07 — Actress and comedian Simone Kleinsma will be in Dutch theaters this September with her new solo show. "I want to create a very personal program. The most personal so far. I want to give color, I want to give comfort and hope," said Kleinsma.
APRIL 02 — Amazing new work by Lumen Photo's Wendelien Daan. Beautiful portraits of, among others, actress Halina Reijn, comedian Paul Groot and TV presenters Emma Wortelboer and Nadia Moussaid (image right).
These and more of Wendelien'sportraiture can be found in her Lumen Photo collection.
APRIL 02 — Dutch film maker Michiel van Erp will bring tv-presenter and writer Splinter Chabot's story about his coming-out to the big screen. His coming out inspired Chabot to write the best-selling book 'ConfettiRegen'. Filming will start later this year in the Netherlands.
MARCH 26 — Dutch actress Noortje Herlaar will play one of the leads in director Ben Verbong's upcoming film, 'Toen ik je zag'. In the film, based on Isa Hoes' autobiographical book about her life with artist Antonie Kamerling, Herlaar will take on the role of Isa Hoes.
Lumen Photo's Wendelien Daan shot this beautiful portrait (right) of Herlaar.
MARCH 25 — Dutch actor Egbert-Jan Weeber plays the late Antonie Kamerling in 'Toen ik je zag', the film adaptation of the book of the same name, written by Isa Hoes about her life with partner Kamerling. Ben Verbong will direct the film, which will be released in 2022.
Romy Treebusch lensed Weeber, more striking images from this series can be found in our image bank.
MARCH 23 — Dutch popular radio presenter Ruud de Wild is temporarily stepping back from his NPO2 radio show 'De Wild in de Middag' due to illness. The presenter (and painter) will soon undergo several operations and will need time off to rehabilitate.
MARCH 09 — Dutch writer Lale Gül made a smashing debut this year with her book 'Let me live'. Gül's story on her Orthodox Muslim youth was widely discussed in the media.
Lumen photographer Marc Driessen recently lensed Lale beautifully. This portrait (right) and more images from his image series can be found in our image bank.
MARCH 09 — Comedian Peter Pannekoek wIll send off the year in the annually much anticipated New Year's Eve show produced by the Netherlands' Public Broadcasting organisation. It will the first Old-Year's-send-Of of for 34-year-old funny man.
MARCH 05 — Dutch singer Jeangu Macrooy has presented the new song with which he takes part in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Macrooy will represent the Netherlands with the song 'Birth of a New Age' in venue Rotterdam Ahoy. The singer presented the song on a live stream on Thursday evening.
MARCH 05 — Wonderful new work by Lumen Photo photographer Erik Smits. Striking portraits of Dutch actress Imanuelle Grives (image right), rapper Dikke, writers Arnon Grunberg and Özcan Akyol and politician Ahmed Aboutaleb.
These and more photos can be found in Erik's Lumen collection.
03 MARCH — Dutch bestselling novel 'Joe Speedboot' by writer Tommy Wieringa is getting a film treatment. Sam de Jong will direct. This was reported today by the book's publisher, De Bezige Bij.
MARCH 02 — The jury of the Libris Literature Prize has announced this year's nominees who compete for the prize for the best Dutch-language novel. Among them author Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. Last year, Rijneveld also won the prestigious International Booker Prize.
MARCH 05 — Dutch singer and actress Romy Monteiro has landed a role in TV series 'GTST', the musical actress reports on Instagram. Monteiro can be seen in the daily Dutch soap later this year.