‘The photo is part of the series ‘Local Angels’, which is an ode to eccentrics in Amsterdam. A collabartion between photographer/visual artist Lois Cohen and stylist/visual artist Indiana Roma Voss. It’s an exploration of Amsterdam culture, with the focus on the the authentic characters who still give life to a city that becomes safer and safer in it it’s expressivity. From underground characters to nightlife legens to infamous artist who completely live in their own extrodinariary world. It seems like authentic style and self expression is generally harder to find on the streets these days, especially comparing Amsterdam now with the city in the 70s/80s/90s (look at work from Ed van der Elske). We felt it was about time we searched for and highlighted those individuals that are still fighting the good fight against mass homogenization.
A part of the series is based on the characters personal style, but more so on their general attitude as of course each photo is styled/staged. With this series we wanted to bring out and emphasise their true character and style in a way that is aesthetically pleasing yet still true to the character. There is also a part of the series that is purely our imagination and completely staged.’BACK TO PHOTO