Paint Me – Shoot w/Akeem Adams

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We been wanting to do this for sooo long.. all the plans and stuff and finally we did it….this shoot was done way back in April…finally got around to posting it now. =) Akeem did a great job…. it wasn’t easy … Continue reading

New Paths: Creating that which I have always wanted.

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One of the shots from my most recent shoot with beautiful model Flory and new creative colleague, stylist and designer Gina. A little bit about the image, the dof/blur is created with the lenses My newest gear which i got … Continue reading

Photo Shoot Love Stories – GrachtenGordel w/stylist Cindy Holla

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These are a few shots from my 2 day photo shoot ( 4 & 7 may) with stylist Cindy Holla. I saw Cindy’s casting call for a photographer to shoot this awesome concept for her school assignment.  I no longer … Continue reading

Dear Sint Maarten: I DON’T RESPECT YOUR SYSTEM ……I WON’T PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM


in regard to them wanting to censor me.. about MY island in the sun.. the one i love but cannot call home anymore as it is diseased by the corrupt…..

wanna judge me? go right ahead.. but i stand by my beliefs which is more than i can say for any so called ‘respected’ politicians on the island .. or police authority. their credibility is never questioned..but mine is? i am from there.. i have all rights to my opinion because i see the island going own the drain.. selling out..exploited… thousands of foreigners come to the island JUST to make money..to make millions.. how little you ALL know !!!!! but i get bashed for so called ‘coming to sint maarten looking for work. really? do u think your almighty american dollar pans up to the euro right no? i don’t rake in the cash as so many of you believe.. and for certain that’s why some of you hate me and use this against me cuz you’re oh so afraid that i come there to take your money. don’t be afraid of me.. be afraid of all the damn investors and foreigners who come to the island to fill your ponds, sell out your leaders and sell out your land. YOUR LAND !! placing concrete where nature once was…? why? because your dirty politicians get cuts. it is very simple.

I am begged for shoots.. and i charge cuz i ain’t gonna work for free. i have expenses too. i take my ‘trips’ and work my ass off for YOU. and i get backlashed in return when the opportunity arises. great loyalty. thanks.

your own people selling you out.. selling out your land and your morale.. for what ? FOR THEIR BENEFIT!!!! but i am scrutinised and burned at the stake because i speak up against all the corruption and i don’t decorate the island with lies for all the tourists who go there to risk their lives. you ALL know the truth!!! and you all know i have always preached about these things. it’s no secret. i never made it one.

i will NEVER forget which of you Sint Maarteners showed me support and asked a question before accusing and threatening. i WILL remember all of you who were quick and happy to share the posts with your friends and judging me.. i will NEVER forget your names. trust me. i will remember the names of my clients who stayed true to me. and those of you who were the first to come reprimanding me and getting on nasty with your accusations and threats.. you have a special place in my thoughts.

now…..on to it..
if u are able to read and understand these difficult words then go right ahead. some of you may need a dictionary. a
and don’t go getting offended from what i am saying… b/c u want 15 mins of fame. who the cap fits fucking wears it. i’m not judging any of you. but those who know who this is for will know.

Lauryn Hill describes it perfectly, i’v always loved this song and it very much applies.

“Is no type of solution
Preventin’ me from freedom
Maintainin’ your polution
I won’t support your lie no more
I won’t even try no more
If I have to die, oh Lord
That’s how I choose to live
I won’t be compromised no more
I can’t be victimised no more
I just don’t sympathize no more
Cuz now I understand
You just wanna use me
You say “love” then abuse me
You never thought you’d loose me
But how quickly we forget
That nothin’ is for certain
You thought I’d stay here hurtin’
Your guilt trip’s just not workin’
Repressin’ me to death
Cuz now I’m choosin’ life, yo
I take the sacrifice, yo
If everything must go, then go
That’s how I choose to live

No more compromises
I see past your diguises
Blindin’ through mind control
Stealin’ my eternal soul
Appealin’ through material
To keep me as your slave

I get out of all your boxes. you can’t hold me in these chains
I’ll get out. I want out of social bondage. Knowin’ my condition. Oh, is the reason I must change

See, what you see is what you get
Oh, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet
Oh, I don’t care if you’re upset
I could care less if you’re upset
See it don’t change the truth
And your hurt feeling’s no excuse
To keep me in this box
Psychological locks
Repressin’ true expression
Cementin’ this repression

PROMOTIN MASS DECEPTION SO THAT NO ONE CAN BE HEALED !!!!!!

I DON’T RESPECT YOUR SYSTEM
I WON’T PROTECT YOUR SYSTEM

When you talk I don’t listen
Oh, let my Father’s will be done

I just accepted what you said
Keepin’ me among the dead
The only way to know
Is to walk then learn and grow
But faith is not your speed
Oh, you’d had everyone believe
That you’re the sole authority
JUST FOLLOW THE MAJORITY
Afraid to face reality
THE SYSTEM IS A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh, you’d be smart to save your soul
Oh, and escape this mind control

YOU SPENT YOUR LIFE IN SACRIFICE .

TO A SYSTEM FOR THE DEAD !!!!!!!!!

Oh, are you sure…
Where is the passion in this living
Are you sure it’s God you servin’
OBLIGATED TO A SYSTEM
Getting less then you’re deserving
Who made up these schools, I say
Who made up these rules, I say
Animal conditioning
Oh, just to keep us as a slave”

and that is all i have to say.

i don’t care for your bullshit opinions against me. i don’t care for your tactics to ruin me. i don’t give a fuck. because i’m not after sint maarten. i’m on to bigger better things. which do not involved diseased mentalities and sell out characters.

i am just too effin good for that bullshit.

MwDlqLkuEu

 

Another day of surviving IGNORANT Sint Maarten .. the paradise where we consider Animal Cruelty our culture..


SO.. in the interest of cheering myself up. it’s quite the task trying to reason and talk to people who are so incredibly set in their ways and display absolute narrow mindedness..

next to that i am still quite offended and appalled that i am supposed to accept that MY St. Maarten culture and tradition include legalized organized animal fighting/cruelty. it is incredible. and this is a place which depends on tourism … (not for those filling the pockets by taking part in these gambling activities..so i guess it’s not too important for them). ok.

ANY WAYS *diepe zucht*

I’m gonna edit some work.. and my website !!! because next to being the awesome person i am for standing up for what i believe in…. i still have my profession. I still LOVE my profession and i still have my awesome clients to tend to.

GOOD MORNING! be thankful you are not an animal being slaughtered, tortured, used and abused.

This SUNDAY..July 1st 2012… thousands of baby seals will be clubbed to death in Namibia…. Roosters will be skinned, oiled, spurred and put to fight until the death..Punctured lungs and all.. and then killed (both winner and loser) on SINT MAARTEN while gamblers and criminals watch (ALL ILLEGALLY!!!) …. animals all around the world will be bred, farmed and killed for food, for fashion and for pleasure.

thought for today:

“The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.”

teach compassion. be love. be blessed. – Sarina Gito

#animal #cruelty #namibia #protest #slaughter #weekend #animalcruelty #gambling #sintmaarten #tourism #vacation #caribbean #politricks #dirtymoney #crime #dierenmishandeling #partijvoordedieren #reverseracism #bias #karma #paradise #justsayin #sun #sand #sea #suffering #stupidity #weekend #tgif #friday

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For More info and the petition.. CLICK HERE to Urge Sint Maarten Government to keep organized Animal Fighting ILLEGAL.

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Cockfighting is Barbaric. Please help STOP this ..happening in my own hometown . We need your signatures !!!!!!


Be the Change You Want to See !!! Please SIGN for this cause.

Dear All…

The Government of Sint Maarten – the island where i was born and raised – condones cockfighting.. claiming that it is part of our ‘culture’ . I don’t know what culture they grew up with but this is NOT part of mine. It is an act of cruelty, selfishness and SHOULD NOT BE CONDONED, CONTINUED OR CONSIDERED PART OF ANY CULTURE !!!!

They HAVE the power to stop this …yet they consider it something which is ‘okay’ . .. We are well aware that if a human being can condone an act of cruelty on an animal…. a being with NO VOICE.. then we can also be aware of what THAT human being is capable of doing to his fellow man. I URGE you to think about this. and help us stop this moronic nonsense !!!!

I have over 9000 fans (on my facebook fanpage) I’ve quite a large network.. not to brag but to prove a point..that if people are listening.. we can speak up and be heard… nomatter how impossible the goal.

….. i do not believe in having a fanbase/network if i cannot do something to make a change in this already messed up world we live in. I want to be the change i want to see… i need YOU to help me.

I urge you.. to take a minute or two.. and PLEASE .. sign the petition.

” Cockfighters hack off the roosters’ wattles and combs (the flesh at the top of their heads and under their beaks) before a fight in order to prevent other roosters from doing the mutilating themselves.  The birds’ natural spurs (the bony protrusions on their legs) are cut off so that cockfighters can strap on razor-sharp 2-inch steel blades, which are capable of puncturing lungs and gouging eyes.  The birds are partly plucked, oiled and injected with a special mixture to harden the skin and to make them aggressive.  Two birds are then placed in an enclosure where they fight to the death.  The dead losers are dumped together with the severly-injured winners, also left to die.

Cock fighting is all about gambling.  Huge sums of money change hands amongst the supporters of this blood sport.  Spectators crowd around the ring to shout and encourage their chosen bird to kill its opponent.  The bloodier the better.” 

We have nearly 3000 signatures on the online petition. Please continue sharing it and let’s get 5000 in 2 weeks!

please please please HELP US  HELP THEM!!!!

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

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What a Handsome baby.. and Purty Mamma!

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Yesterday we had an awesome fun shoot ..with minor complications.. (babies !! ) they have a way of maniu;ating the set and your time.. but in the end we managed. We’ve a second session coming up. Looking forward. this time … Continue reading

Fabrics, Friends and FUN!!!

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So my girlfriend Cho-ing and her brother Xavier (my stylist) came over one night to have some fun, catch up, sip wine, have dinner and play with funky fabrics and crazy make up. Full improvisation with our very few resources but … Continue reading

Snoozzy….We Love You!

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Our “kids” LOVE their new bed…all the way from Sint. Maarten Dutch West Indies cuz these things cost WAY more than they should here in Amsterdam. Thank You Auntie Suzy and Oma Philo. These are a few shots of them embracing … Continue reading

Shoot w/Kippy & Nina – Peace, Freedom & the Magic tree

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My second shoot on the island, took place in january 2011…..this was loads of fun and i was introduced to a new location …i must say..i really appreciated Sint Maarten this time around..who knew we still had uncharted areas ….Thanks … Continue reading

Rescued!!! save a life ..don’t buy one!


So a little something that’s been on my mind for a while now…. this post is not so much about photography as it is about animal rights, cruelty and the homeless animals situation on Sint Maarten. My apologies if you … Continue reading

Shooting Tina + Thor

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Had a shoot the other day with my ‘brotha from anotha motha” Thor aka Thirsty and his darling girlfriend…. with the hardcore tattoes hehe. just a few shots from our last minute 3 am shoot…. one day of recovering from … Continue reading