Joep de Jong
The shots for this portrait of Niels Schuddeboom were taken in May 2017, right after Niels had finished a series of treatments for his stomach cancer. In this portrait he shares his views on the need to be ‘playful’ in order to deal with the anger and bitterness. With a remarkable spirit he speaks about the need to also keep sight of the positive side of life and to love the things you do. In editing I have chosen to emphasise these two sides in Niels’ life by contrasting light and dark in his portrait.