Mascha Joustra graduated in May 2015 at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam, specializing in documentary and portrait series. "I have the urge to tell and am interested in observing human behavior. I try to...
Skills:Research, Digital Printing, Photo Assisting, Historical Processing, Adobe Photoshop, Book Layout/Design, Stylist, Photo Editing, Black & White Printing, Color Printing, Storyboarding
When I was an inhabitant of Amsterdam, I never was interested in walking through the city’s red light district and it did not appeal to me a lot.
During a Masterclass with photographer Anders Petersen, I returned. I was interested now in ‘stealing' some vibes from this area. I felt attracted by the lightning as well as by the vibrance which goes along. Also I observed the visiting males changing into a sort of 'hunters', looking for (forbidden) fruits. Even though the area is very touristic I feel a change of mood as soon as you enter.
It is a series of 20 pictures now but I am planning to continue this project in the near future..”