Slaves of a Slaughtering System - by Gregory Derkenne Twisting and turning ourselves to get everything done what is expected from us. To try and climb the ladder of success. Earn more, get a higher degree, get a better job, a bigger house… I guess it’s time to open our eyes and realize, this ladder to success isn’t the ladder to happiness... CLICK TO READ
Kiss the Sky - by Jen Senn I hold my head up just enough to see the sky, And when we go we won't go slow, we'll put up such a fight When they fade into the dust and into ash... CLICK TO READ
Surma and Me This is what was brought to our senses just after being caught in Caïro and just before our lock-up in Luxor. Speaking of contradictions… 'While scrolling through this story, feel free to press play on the song above to get the some Ethiopian vibes going :)' CLICK TO READ
In search of Ancient Egypt I’ve been running around wild and free in at least 50 countries during the last 2 years. Rarely I found myself in a gnarly situation until this April, in Egypt… If you don’t wanna read the whole story, I can already tell you how this adventure unfolds... We ended up spending one of our 8 Egyptian nights behind the bars... If you do wanna read the whole story, this is how we got there… CLICK TO READ
Nothing beats Nature A live performance with Nick Bril for Plastic Sushi and Natural Tableware. CLICK TO READ AND WATCH
What is real? - by David Karlak “What is 'real'? How do you define 'real'? If you're talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain. This is the world that you know.” CLICK TO READ
Roll over and Play - by Paul Bellaart Right where the shadows fell, she nestled herself down. You could smell the crushed grass, when she rolled over. The high haulms twisted around her legs... CLICK TO READ
Love Game - by Jasper Suyk Sun baked court, sparkling in the sun. Shades of green and velvet red. First game, first serve... CLICK TO READ
La vie avec Emily - by Emily Labouérie Exactly one year after we met, in Biarritz, I got reunited with Emily again. FINALLY! This time Saint-Barth was the lieu of luck. CLICK TO READ
La Pulpo This octopus got washed up dead on the shore, unfortunately. We decided to give a last tribute to his existency. With he biggest love and respect to all (sea) animals. CLICK TO READ
It's a Busta move in the Hamptons - by Brandon Ralph Sometimes you need a month to get know one, sometimes you need a year, sometimes you don’t want to connect at all and sometimes you disconnect before connection even happens. But sometimes all the stars align... CLICK TO READ
Wet with a Chance of Showers - Office Magazine Unlike many prudes born in turtlenecks with judgements already formed, Marisa Papen was born naked and free. In a society that has made unthinkable technological strides, it's a wonder why we've yet to let the woman bask in femininity without shame. Without censorship... CLICK TO READ
Jamaica, Ja man! As you all probably know, I love cruising around naked. And everywhere I go, I try to do so. Sometimes I have to be a little more careful depending on the country I’m at, but here in Jamaica I felt like everything was possible. So I took the bull by its horns and threw of those f*cking clothes! CLICK TO READ
New Born - by Elena Kulikova If we dare to dream the impossible dream, If we dare to make a commitment, To ourselves, or to anybody else. We’ll push ourselves to explore the unknown or even to enter another World. Impossible obstacles will be swept away by allowing new thoughts... CLICK TO READ
Atlantis - by Jörg Billwitz Over 11,000 years ago there existed an Island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island. It was a center for trade and commerce between Europa and Africa. This was the Island of Atlantis... CLICK TO READ
Heliotropic Flower - by Christopher Von Steinbach Turning my blossom like a flower, tracking the motion of the sun. Across the sky, from East to West... CLICK TO READ
Living for Art - by Paul Bellaart For Vogue Man with Frans Malschaert in his atelier in Amsterdam. CLICK TO READ
French lessons for an English boy A night in Paris A week in Belgium Our last kiss in Greece Till that time it felt like love... CLICK TO READ AND TO SEE VIDEO
Space on Earth - by Davis Ayer A journey of self discovery, Drawn to space, shapes and abstractness. Finding truth in the emulsion. CLICK TO READ
Light my fire - by Gregory Derkenne A new level of emotion. A higher form of experiencing senses as awake and alive. A spark. CLICK TO READ
The Sense of Sight - by Christian Vizl Do you think if we could see underwater, We would open our eyes? Would we open our eyes and explore the unknown Or would we just float, float close enough to the surface, where we could find a reflection of ourselves? CLICK TO READ
Plastic Sushi - The Calendar Check out what the full Calendar looks like over here.
No borders, no time. Just life. There’s something special about Islands. The vibe, the air, the people… It’s a feeling that gets to me every single time when ‘I have arrived’... CLICK TO READ
Fantôme Des Rêves - by Arne Totz 'A short journey through the dreams and nightmares of the Belgian model Marisa Papen.' CLICK TO WATCH
Plastic Sushi By buying this Calendar you will save the Ocean a little bit. A fair amount goes to Mission Blue, an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance (S.E.A.) to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots—special places that are vital to the health of the ocean, the blue heart of our planet. 'THESE IMAGES ARE NOT THE OFFICIAL CALENDAR PICTURES' Buy your Calendar here; www.plastic-sushi.com CLICK TO READ
Chillinmaster Legacy Suite by Emily Labouérie Just before Summer started. Charleroi-Biarritz. Flo picked me up at the airport wearing fancy shades, as only a real chillinmaster would. It was the first time we met but we got a long straight away. Our minds were riding the same wave... CLICK TO READ
Fine touch - by Nicolas Guérin Lightly, slightly, I touch. I perceive, I sense, I localize... CLICK TO READ
Blue - by Stefan Rappo Where the boat swayed underneath the sun. The great unknown, Open waters, There I find my mystery, In Oceans deep, The deepest blue. CLICK TO READ
Roller Coaster of Emotions - with Ryan Muirhead The day after Ryan and I created these images together he did an interview with ARC. When this came out Ryan texted me and told me I should have a read if I had the time. I started straight away. His words made me smile. They even transferred me. I was back there, in that room, on that bed... CLICK TO READ
Water has memory - by Michael Chichi Wet skin. It feels like I'm reborn again, New life exists. I remember...
Shot in Oahu - Hawaï (Waimano Falls & Crouching Lion) during our beautiful hikes CLICK TO READ
'For when there are no bananas around' No need for words this time... Buy it, try it! CLICK HERE If you do want some words though, I did a little interview for Ilov Magazine (in Dutch, I'm sorry) CLICK HERE
Ba-ha-mas - by Ana Dias I think it was only 1 week before the actual shoot that Ana wrote me. She was very short and direct but as soon as my eyes spotted ‘Bahamas’ I was sold. I replied within the minute and the same day as Ana reached out, everything was settled. The travel time was going to take longer then the actual time I’d be able to spend there, but I didn’t care. Ba-ha-mas… CLICK TO READ
Through the eyes of a child - by Jörg Billwitz There’s no signs on this road I chose to travel. A path without directions. A path without dead-ends. Many ways to turn, many miles ahead. Over and over new land reveals itself. I touch it and it touches me. Vividly. CLICK TO READ
About being a 'Playmate'... So, Today I would like to share some personal thoughts with you. It’s not often I share my opinion, because I believe everyone is entitled to their own. In this case I feel different about that. Not only because it’s a controversial subject, but I wanted to let you guys know where I stand on this matter.... CLICK TO READ
The Wave - by Michael Chichi Island Mornings. To wake up here is not a challenge, not a struggle to get out of bed. Effortless I got pulled up, feeling light as a feather. Every sound, every smell goes in crescendo. Sensations swindle my rationality... CLICK TO READ
Sexual spirit or spiritual sexuality - by Gregory Derkenne How can you desire for someone else, if you can't comprehend the need for loving yourself? In my opinion it is impossible without an intimate relationship between spirit and body. Defining yourself within your body means finding balance within sexuality as well... CLICK TO READ
Morning Bliss (Marisa Papen by Damian Karsznia) Breaking Dawn. As the birds fly off on a morning hunting expedition, I’m slowly being pulled out of my blissful sleep... CLICK TO READ
Lost in color (For Pointsevenmach by Erik Tranberg) Sometimes the world becomes a grey mass, incomprehensibly plain, like the walls are closing in on me. I’m diving without oxigen, slowly sufficating. as if a giant jungle snake outbests me with every breath I take. I need to let this go, close myself off into my sanctuary... CLICK TO READ
I am Yours (For Treats by Stefan Rappo) Who am I? A product of evolution, or a predestined creation The Lead in a bigger story, or just an insignificant pawn A biological package drifting in a chaotic existence or a subject choosing to understand, feel and love your World… CLICK TO READ
No desert disillusion (Exclusively for Treats by Kesler Tran) Last month, actually when I just arrived back in LA after my Palm Springs adventure, I met up with Kesler Tran. Because we are both living on the other sides of LA, we gathered at a parking lot, somewhere in Canoga Park. I figured after having surrendered the Palm Springs-heat, my body was immune now for 100+ degree temperatures. It seemed I was 100% wrong there... CLICK TO READ
Palm Springs - by Paul Ripke Palm Springs… I did 3 well-focused attempts to write down my thoughts/feelings about these series... But I had to come to the conclusion that I just don’t have the exact right words to even describe 10% of this whole Palm Springs Sensation... You got me there Palm Springs… Big time! Really! So here’s what I’m doing, I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. And I believe they say quite enough… Enjoy! CLICK TO READ
Facing the storm - by Andrei Runcanu I met up twice with Andrei during his TradeTrip, one time in Brussels and the other time in Paris. This story is about our first shooting, in Brussels. We got of straight away after only a few minutes, not really having an exact plan we started shooting around... Pretty fast we had some spectators joining us, so after only one hour we ceased our play. We went for a quick drink and after that our roads split again. Till Paris. So here's a short state of mind that in my opinion fit these pictures perfectly... CLICK TO READ
Gender is Over (Editorial for Yume Magazine by Kris Rodammer) "Men come for Mars, women come from Venus" In literature, this is just one in a million verses that describe a fundamental gender-distincition. Guys love football, Girls love ballet and play with dolls. Again one in a billion assumptions about basically dividing our society in a male and female camp. Everybody knows them, so they must be true, right? Follow the rules, never question them... CLICK TO READ
Editorial for C-heads by Eric Marillier Just a month ago, Eric called me up to do a shoot in Brussels. The city was melting due to a heatwave that was heading over Belgium. I don't know what it was but when I arrived I immediately felt a boiling atmosphere that got a hold of the people.Everybody felt sunny and hypnotized by the rythem of the summer...
I Rotate - by Tobi Schnorpfeil Last week I drove coastwards to meet Tobi and Nico, they happened to be in Belgium for a few days and asked me to do a portrait. I figured it had been way too long my toes touched the sand so I was pretty quick to ditch my other plans. We spent the evening on the beach, eating some ice-cream, me rolling and running around - Tobi trying to capture the whole shebang. Everything went super spontaneous and in my opinion he did an amazing job! Thanks guys!
Habitat - by Gregory Derkenne No story this time, just the way in live. Primal instinct meets nature. CLICK TO READ
I can be this, I can be that - by Gregory Derkenne Friday at noon, dark clouds were packing together, as I entered the loft Gregory had fixed for this shoot... CLICK TO READ
State of Flux (Story for PointSevenMach by Mike Steegmans) A Sunday without taboos, without obligations, without structure... READ IT ON POINTSEVENMACH.COM
We dream up (Editorial Yume Magazine) A few weeks ago I finally found some time to make my way to Tisja Damen in Amsterdam. About time it was... CLICK TO READ
"It's all about the right balance" Last week I had a small chat with Matt from JUNNNKTANK, you can read the whole interview on junnnktank.com/marisapapen/
La Vita Extra Vierge Salve Ragazzi! For our new story and campagne, we crossed Europe by car for a 3week-journey around Italy. We started in Venice to go down all the way to Puglia and Calabria, the most southern parts of the country... and back. 'Nothing comes easily' is a known expression, but our journey became by far the most challenging quest we ever undertook. Total carfailure and hours of negotiations with southern Italian mechanics who never heard of any other language than Italian.... At times we were wondering if our campagne had to be canceled. We refused to, couldn't accept that. And we kept on going, whatever challenge we were confronted with. It took energy and effort, improvisation at times... BUT the results of this campaign are worth all the trouble. Best one by far, in our opinion.
Truly proud to present you our fictional Short Story, 'La Vita Extra Vierge'. The story presents you a 'lovestory gone bad' and the aftermath, a clash of opinions and break loose from the regional authentic life in the South to follow a dream and make it in the biggest city of the North, Milano.
Hope you all get carried away, by our pictures and story.
Viva Calabria Well, I've been traveling for 10 days throughout Italy now to make a new story. As predicted, my planning got squashed. Again. Since this is obviously not the first time, I had to adapt to these unexpected situations, some funny and some infuriating. I escaped a day. Zen-mode on. Destination: Calabria. Half a day of 'La Dolce Vita' in 1 minute. Btw, this a real video or something. Just some spaghetti of snaptshots. Buon Appetito!
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La Source de Mush We took Mush back to her roots, back to the source, Le Massif de la Chartreuse (Grenoble).She drove with us in the car for one thousand kilometers and she did it in style.From the first minute you could tell she felt home in this incredible nature.With these series we want to give you a glimpse of our short but intense stay. Whether it was the endurance of running up a hill in the early morning, or the playful spectrum of exploring this wonderful city… We tried to capture those moments that express the Mush-values as close as possible. To top it off, we took her with us on a hike to the Mountain peak.
Now we've introduced ourselves properly, this adventure is about to begin with a bang!
Hope you enjoy the images as much as we enjoyed being high above the sky! CLICK HERE
Sunny day in a caravan (editorial C-heads Magazine) Last month I received an impulsive message from Wouter, if I had some time to mash up a little shoot. Since we had been meaning to collaborate for a long long time, I accepted his invite instantly. He told me he had this supercool location... CLICK TO READ
Magical Morocco As you guys might have noticed, I went on a trip to Morocco. For 10 days I was traveling through the country with my best friend and partner-in-crime, Piet. Both of us knew before setting foot on the plane that if you put us 2 together, there could happen quite a lot. And a lot is a bold understatement. Everything was planned out very smoothly (my job) but only after 5 minutes on Moroccan soil, every ounce of planning was flushed down the drain. You can compare it with a Tajine actually: stacked-steamed-spiced, you never know what's underneath the hood... But at the end that certain combination bangs, no matter what.
So, here's my story. First official and independent Mush-production. Hope you all get carried away, just as we did. CLICK TO READ
Fumes of Intimacy 'Marisa Papen by Gregory Derkenne'
Swirling thoughts buzzing my head as I'm driving my bike to a cosy bar in Antwerp on a rainy Wednesday. There I'm meeting up with Gregory for coffee and to talk about maybe do a shoot. We hit it off right away, and next thing, we decided to do some quick testimages... CLICK TO READ