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Sometimes we just forget to look around us to see that the world ís beautiful. Let’s keep it that way.

Photo made by Lielo (HOLY BIRD)

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2XWORKS X BODYFARM RESULTS

And here they are! The results of the photo shoot, 2XWORKS recently had with the Dutch deathmetal band Bodyfarm!
These pictures are copyrighted and may not be published, distributed or altered without written consent of 2XWORKS.

2XWORKS 2013 ©
2XWORKS 2013 ©

2XWORKS 2013 ©

Bodyfarm Thomas Wouters – Guitars/vocals Quint Meerbeek – Drums Bram Hilhorst – Guitars Harry van Breda – Bass Thomas Wouters – Guitars/vocals Quint Meerbeek – Drums Bram Hilhorst – Guitars Harry van Breda – Bass

 

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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

 

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2012.

After year full of ups and downs we’re almost at the end of 2012. I can say, it was quite a hectic but mostly really fun year! In the beginning of this year, Ade got a request to design a pair of shoes for one of our favorite shoe/clothing brands, called Vans. It was a really nice project to work on. The fun thing about this project was that the client gave the total freedom to create a design which was a combination between something modern like a sneaker with a design based on an ancient ornament found in traditional Batik fabrics. The shoes turned out great and we got allot of good responses. Thank you for that!

Besides the project for Vans, Ade also got a request from one of the oldest Indonesian restaurants in Paris, France. They saw his work on the blog and asked him to design a working outfit for their co-workers in the restaurant. A totally new experience! In August we actually had the opportunity to visit the restaurant to see his printed design in real life. One of the other things we did was joining a couple of tattoo conventions in The Netherlands just like last year. But this year we choose to join, Breda, Alkmaar, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. Great to see so many familiar faces as well meeting new people. I must say that tattoo conventions are always a great opportunity to show your work to people and explain them a little bit more about the meanings behind the designs.

2012 was also the year that Lielo decided to start a collaboration with her friend and fellow photographer, Joel. After doing a couple of photo-shoots together they decided to finally make it official and named their project ‘2XWORKS‘. You will definitely see more work of them being posted on the blog in the new year!

2012 was our first year fulltime in The Netherlands, which means that’s it’s almost time to visit Indonesia again! But first we will take a small break from work from Sunday 23 December until Thursday 3 January. You can still send us an email on thisis369@gmail.com to make an appointment with Ade Itameda to get tattooed, to discuss a design or with any other questions. We will respond to all your emails when we return.

Overal 2012 was great. So let’s go to the new year! We wish you all a creative 2013!

Sampai jumpa,

Thisis369

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NEEDLE ART CONVENTION BREDA

It’s been a little bit quiet from our side. But we promise will make it up to you!

Holy Bird recently had a photoshoot with one of her models Leonie, and another photoshoot with the Dutch hiphop artist Cyclone. Both of these photoshoots will be uploaded to the blog soon.

Ade Itameda will be joining the Needle Art Tattoo Convention Breda this year! This Tattoo Convention will take place on saturday 19th and sunday 20th May this year. So come and check out our booth!

Further Ade Itameda is currently designing a working uniform for the Indonesian restaurant in Paris. For more information about this restaurant, take a look on: http://www.restaurant-indonesia.com/  Preview will be uploaded soon.

So keep an eye on the blog! Moreeeee updates following soon!

 

 

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BALI

We just came back from an amazing vacation in Bali!

And we have great news, but we can’t tell you to much yet!

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COLLABORATION ERNST BENJAMIN & LIELO

Ernst Benjamin made an awesome song, inspired by one of my photo’s and a text I wrote.

It turned out so good and I feel so honoured!

If you want to know more about Ernst Benjamin, please check: http://soundcloud.com/doc_ernst

 

Celebrate. Let’s fucking celebrate this life.

Celebrate your friends. Celebrate your family. Celebrate your job. Celebrate your dreams. Celebrate your hopes. Celebrate your fears. Celebrate all your insecurities. Celebrate your fails. Celebrate your talents. Celebrate the fact that you are living, and celebrate that you are going to die. Celebrate all the things that are coming, and all that you lost.

I run inside of circle of people, and I see everyone I love. I walk around the line of people. I see different memories, different situations, different emotions. I see happiness, sadness, fears, grieves, joy, hopes, dreams, talents, fails, in all those faces. I keep walking in circles, and letting all these things pass by. I see a circle of people that I love. That will stay, or maybe go. I keep running, in circles, over and over again. The circle of people starts to blend into one. Faces flashing by. I keep running. All those feelings, faces, starting to emerge. Faster, faster. I begin to smile. My smile gets bigger, and bigger. I start the laugh out loud. Louder, and louder. I start to scream. I’m starting to fly, higher and higher. I scream, that I want to celebrate this beautiful life.

Ernst Benjamin – Celebrate 369 by Doc_Ernst

 

Written by : Lielo
Composed and arranged by : Ernst Benjamin
Re-written by : Ernst Benjamin
Vocals by : Ernst Benjamin

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‘I HOPE HE’S OK.’

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BATU KARAS

We decided to go on a mini-vacation to escape from the chaotic Jakarta. We drove 10 hours in the car to Batu Karas, Panangdaran, West Java. It’s an absolutely beautiful place, not yet discovered by allot of tourists. We stayed in a nice, amazing hotel and we drove with a small motorboat through the jungle. Just what we needed.

But back to work! The t-shirts and new stickers are getting printed now and believe me they’re awesome! Soon we will upload the photo’s!

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OFFERING

 

Today we made some offering for the spirits in the tattooshop. Some flowers, some water, some candy, some oil, some money, a cigarette, some incense, a candle and an apple.

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JAKARTA

 

Beautiful Jakarta.

This photo is made from the appartment on the 20th floor around 05:30 in the morning. We woke up and saw this stunning sun rise. Within half an hour the city will be filled with cars, motorcycles. The sky is filled with polution. Every day millions of people come to this city to work.

This is one of the rare moments that you see Jakarta in his most beautiful way.

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