KDH-01

‘KDH’ – Celestial Trax Music Video, Rinse
Directed & Produced, 2015
Exclusively released on Fader

Along the River

Awarradam - Steps

Awarradam - Village HAIR

Commewijne Bridge

French Guiana-2

French Guiana-7

French Guiana-Prision Bath

GATE KEEPER

GUIDE IN BLUE

Guide-Jungle-1

In Clouds

Jungle Courts

Middle of the World

Pineapples

SKY_BIRD_PALM

snake

Somewhere Peaceful

St Laurent

TANG

The Man of Suriname

waterslide-Marina Lex

Suriname Journal

Collection of Photographs taken while in Suriname, 2014
Series 1 of Research & Documentation

In 2014, traveling back to her native Surinamese roots to establish an on-going research and documentation project exploring the core of her identity in a country made up of 90% rainforest.
Along the journey, NVS was sent into the Amazon to visit Maroon villages and to the top of Suriname at Galibi beach with the Carib Indingeous tribe on a video and photo project commissioned from Surinamese Holistic Healer, Loraine Van Tuyl, PhD.

The Suriname Journal is does not end in 2014, Nicole Van Straatum is finding ways to further discover her heritage through personal and sourced experience, photography, writings, and interviews. Series 1 is only the first chapter of Nicole’s life-long voyage of cultural, historical, and individual understanding of being a second generation Surinamese-American.

Nicole Van Straatum is a New York City based creative producer for film, photo and experiential. Her vision is anchored in experimenting, connecting, and unmasking the creative process. She investigates the relationship between: self and community, movement and expression, balance and opposition.

SEE MORE OF HER WORK
http://www.experimentalprogress.com/
@nv_nvs

KDH1

‘KDH’ – Celestial Trax Music Video, Rinse
Directed & Produced, 2015
Exclusively released on Fader

Nicole Van Straatum is a New York City based creative producer for film, photo and experiential. Her vision is anchored in experimenting, connecting, and unmasking the creative process. She investigates the relationship between: self and community, movement and expression, balance and opposition.

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Selected works from Nicole Van Straatum’s photo series Suriname Journal were featured @ Knick Studios grand opening exhibition.

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