Maeve Stam: Potpourri aka. Patta X Prins
Okay, when that much creativity is combined, you just don’t know where to begin.
First of all, Vice Magazine and Hallal Production from Amsterdam are publishing a film about a young boy and his crazy friends. But if you know those two creative wells you also know that this description might sound simple and harmless but the result is a wonderfully weird potpourri of comic moments.
The pictures for this film are made by Maeve Stam, a young photographer who comes from the milieu and this is where we get to the point.
Stam’s pictures are just as fancy and alternative as the film about little Ayoub and his life on the streets is funny and alternative.
Her own humorous description on her homepage reads: “From the film roll that I found”.
Of course, this is not true for the two main protagonists but there are these film roll esthetics. Maeve Stam’s pictures look like they emerged from pure coincidence and were stolen from another time. She just releases the shutter whenever her gut feeling tells her to and thereby she creates wonderfully transfigured and dreamy, but still very real photographs.