February 2018 - Interview Cafe Obscura during Rotterdam Photo

Cafe Obscura Life with Michel Maat interviewed me during Rotterdam Photo. Kudos for Michel; interviewing all of the exhibitors. Over the course of 2 hours. 
BTW I am also joking about the "Kill me" think cloud. 

As a photographer I think it is important to give presentations, talks to (your) audience. 
To talk about the work you create! 
Even though it excites, me, a lot, every, single, time. SUPER nervous. 

 Robin Butter intverview Cafe Obscura Rotterdam Photo Festival 2018

January 2018 - Technical Assistant The Real Toy Story project / Michael Wolf

The beginning of January I enjoyed my weeks, with being part of the build up team of Michael Wolf's major retrospective exhibition at the Photo museum in The Hague. 
I've been a huge fan of Wolfs work ever since I 'discovered' his photobook 'Tokyo Compression' during my first year at the Art Academy. 

I am very thankful to have been part of this side project. 

About The Real Toy Story

Wolf’s impressive, wall-sized installation entitled The Real Toy Story (2004-2018) is a commentary on industrial mass production in China. A vast mass of ‘Made in China’ toys (around 20,000 in all, covering 40 square metres of wall) flanks the photographs he took of workers in Chinese toy factories. The shy and sometimes resigned faces of the individual workers stand in sharp contrast to the overwhelming mass of cheap toys.

Until Apr-22-2018 (GO SEE IT!)

source: http://www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl/en/exhibitions/michael-wolf

 Robin-Butter Photomuseum DenHaag Michael-Wolf Fotomuseum The Hague The Real Toy Story technical assistant 

October 2017 - Theatrical Poster / Flyer 'Ik ben Anders Show' 2017/2018

Commissioned in September but due to overcrowded agenda my news is not up to date..
(sorry sorry sorry!!)

This is my favorite portrait of André from this year. 
We have been working together now for a few years, and i really like how every portrait every year turns out completely different. 


Robin Butter Andre Anders theatre poster season 2017 2018 portrait abstract black and white

April 2017 - on assignment The Hague City Archives 'Dag van Haagse Geschiedenis'

 Robin Butter Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis 2017 Staten Der Generale Tweede Kamer Roltrap portret bezoeker
 Robin Butter Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis 2017 Museum Gevangenenpoort portret bezoeker
 Robin Butter Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis 2017 Museum Gevangenenpoort portret bezoeker

The Hague City Archives has been organising this event for more than a decade now. The goal is to acquaint all residents of The Hague with the city’s rich history. The aforementioned participants will pool their resources to inform the public about the many different historical facets of The Hague. 

Here is a small edit i made of man listening to the guided tours. 
Locations: Prison Gate museum, House of Representatives. 

2017 February - NEW studio location!

Together with colleague friends Hans Bracke en Daan Liu, we will occupy a new workspace @  Noordeinde in The Hague. So excited after months of refurbishing and renovating together with A Gallery Named Sue. More information soon..

2017 February - Der Greif Featured Artist // Guest Blog contributor

Der Greif kindly asked me to be one of their contributors for the Artist Blog since and be one of the Featured Artists for 2017,  after having a part of 'It takes my mind off things public in the last issue of Der Greif Magazine #9. 

I haven't written this much about photography in a while, i know that i talk about it on a daily basis. With a lot of colleague friends, but this week has been a nice reflection on my own work and the artists that inspire me to get out of my head and get started!

For the link of the artist blog: click here

2016 August - De Correspondent publication

The European Parliament is currently considering a proposal to tighten the law on possession of firearms. De Correspondent wrote an article about it and asked me to show a selection of my series' It takes my mind off things '.