Wednesday, 13 February 2013

MOAM Project - Blommers & Schumm

Untitled © Blommers/Schumm & Mattijs van Bergen

'We mainly focussed on the symmetry in the image by Anton Corbijn. we used this symmetry as inspiration and as a returning expression in the image.'
- Blommers & Schumm

Together with fashion designer Mattijs van Bergen , Blommers & Schumm created Nastya, 2012, based on a photograph by renowned Dutch photographer, Anton Corbijn. 'Christy Turlington, Dublin' was the inspiration for her image, which is on display at &Foam, Vijzelstraat 78, until 17 March 2013.

Blommers and Schumm are the photographer duo  Anuschka Blommers (Dutch, 1969) and Niels Schumm (Dutch, 1969). They graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 1996. They have grown into some of Hollands' most wanted fashion and portrait photographers. Their work has been published in Blvd, Purple Magazine, Spin, I-D, Interview Magazine, Self Service, New York Times, Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman.

In 1998 they won the Best Young Fashion Photography Award at the Festival International des Arts de la Mode in Hyères. Since then the work of Blommers/Schumm has been exhibited in many different places, amongst others at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam in 1998,  at Torch Gallery in Amsterdam in 2000, at the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg in 2002 and at the Groninger Museum in 2005. The Groninger Museum has also acquired many of the works exhibited for their permanent collection.

Mirza (for Purple), 2004 © Blommers & Schumm

Foam Editions
Blommers & Schumm also offer a second image, Mirza (for Purple), 2004, which is on sale at Foam Editions. If you are interested in buying this or any other print, please get in touch with Floor Haverkamp, our Editions Manager. You can reach her on +31 (020) 7600489 or via email at  floor[at] In the meantime, here are the details:

Nastya, 2012
Black & white print, 50 x 40 cm. Edition of 8
€ 900,00 ex. vat (€ 954 inc. VAT)

Mirza (for Purple), 2004
Black & white print, 82 x 66 cm. Edition of 6
€ 1800,00 ex. vat (€ 1908 inc. VAT)

Blommers & Schumm's work is part of the MOAM project for Fashion &Foam. See theirs and the other participants' work at our store &Foam, Vijzelstraat 78 until 17 March 2013.

Jonathan Crawford

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