Ongoing series of 80+ portraits for various publications
Dick's wife donated her organs after she passed away
Stanley has received a donor heart and is also an active volunteer for the foundation
Jacqueline & Arthur are debating whether to register or not
Drs. Sijbrand Hofker is a surgeon specialized in donor surgery
Eva received a donor heart when she was only 3yrs old
Mohammed is an Imam who doesn't avoid the discussion about 'Islam and donorship' with his fellow Muslims
Marieke didn't realize how important donors were until she needed a liver transplant several years ago
Evy has both a donor heart and a donor kidney and managed to win GOLD (!) at the World Transplant Games
Marilu gave her mother one of her kidneys
The black bag in Bouke's lap contains batteries and a controller connected to a 'lifeline' that keeps the artificial heart in his chest running. He is on the waiting list for a donor heart
Series of 9 "skin heroes' and their stories // Work in progress, portraits 2 - 9 online soon!
This is ‘skin hero’ Chris. He was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Psoriasis when he was 32 years old.
A series of 3 portraits of people with the disease Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), living their daily lives.
This is Jesse
Bor Verkroost (1978-2016) was also a 'butterfly child'. His foundation can be found at www.eborfoundation.com
This is Lillian. She also has EB, a rare genetic connective tissue disorder that causes the extremely fragile skin to blister. Because of this fragility, people with the condition are known as 'butterfly children'.