For my photo book Devils and Angels, Ritual Feasts in Europe I've been searching for ritual feasts in Europe. In the past ten years, I visited numerous feasts in 15 European countries to be recorded on photograph and film. 'Devils and Angels' is about Europe but goes beyond the politics of Brussels. It brings together stories and shows the individual uniqueness and surprising similarities in the cultures of the growing Europe. The focal point is the immaterial cultural heritage of Europe, where local culture and tradition remain visible. Publication Details: - Photography: Friso Spoelstra - Book Title: Devils & Angels, Ritual Feasts in Europe - Publisher: Lecturis - Year: 2014 - Country: The Netherlands - Design: Teun van der Heijden - Language: English - Accompanying texts: Arnold-Jan Scheer, Mireille Capiau, Friso Spoelstra - Pages: 304 - Photographs: 133 - Size: 170 x 240 mm, with a with a blue color slice
I'm a documentary photo- and videographer from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Affiliated with agency Hollandse Hoogte. Since my graduation from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy I'm working on self initiated projects and for several clients. Such as the Dutch and Belgium National Geographic, Trouw, NRC Handelsblad and many more. I made two photobooks; Boat People Of Amsterdam (2013) and Devils & Angels, Ritual Feasts in Europe (2014). Regularly I'm having exhibitions in The Netherlands and abroad.