Next Wave: Amsterdam

Next Wave: Amsterdam

Next Wave: Amsterdam

Taking a voyeuristic trip to Amsterdam with Winter Vanderbrink.

Taking a voyeuristic trip to Amsterdam with Winter Vanderbrink.

Photography: Winter Vanderbrink

Styling: Jos van Heel

Text: Valerie Stepanova

For VMAN 43, we enlisted seven photographers and artists to travel the globe to capture the best of spring swimwear. For this wave, we're taking a plunge into Amsterdam cool waters where photographer Winter Vanderbrink lensed Bork, Neo, Dris and Daan wearing swim pieces from Polo Ralph Lauren, Linder, Adidas and Ron Dorff.

This editorial was heavily influenced by Vanderbrink's personal work, for which he's using crowded locations in various cities in Europe. "In this case, I’ve shot swimwear in a similar spontaneous and voyeuristic manner," he explained, "but in a private and therefore enclosed setting."

He continues: "I was looking for a sober yet tactile and playful atmosphere, taking the interior of the apartment overlooking the ocean as a starting point." The photographer admits that he wouldn't change anything about his path in both professional and personal life, and encourages up-and-coming talent to discover their area of specialty, a certain niche:

"Find something specific and put your heart in it!"

NEXT WAVE, now a part of the CreatiVity program, is a hub where photographers are encouraged to submit their work to be discovered. Head to the CreatiVity page to submit your photographic and video work to be considered for a feature in the NEXT WAVE.

From left to right: Birk wears swimsuit Polo Ralph Lauren, Jewelry his own; Neo wears swimsuit Linder; Driss wears swimsuit Adidas; Daan wear swimsuit Ron Dorff
Red and white swim shorts Adidas; Black and white striped swim shorts Ron Dorff; Black and brown shorts Cottweiler; Blue and white swim briefs Linder
Black swim shorts Ron Dorf, whitee swim shorts Raf Simmons, striped shorts PHIPPS
Yellow and green swim briefs Linder; Pink shorts Ludovic de Saint Sernin; Necklace Ludovic de Saint Sernin
Necklace Ludovic dee Saint Sernin and black swim shorts Ron Dorf
White swim shorts Raf Simons and black swim shorts Ron Dorff
Credits: Set Designer: Erjan Borren

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