Join us!!

Join us!!

Finally we have the invitation postcard for the Exhibition Opening in Maastricht!! It took us quite a while to design it but there it is! As you may know, the exhibition is going to combine large Polaroid prints with illustrations on hand-made Bhutanese paper patchwork. Each side of the postcard is going to capture some of the works that will be displayed. The eyes of a curious girl will capture…

Wanna come?

Wanna come?

We want to say the things right and say the right things. For our first event we want to invest the proper time on how we can communicate to the whole world that we exist and that we welcome everyone to pay us a visit. Just write an answer to the Five W!, you may say. As if that was the easiest part, what about the whole design? Bring in…

Sewing Days

Sewing Days

The visit to the Paper Factory was for me one the highlights of our Bhutan trip. It was impressive to realise the wisdom, patience and care each piece of hand-made paper has embedded. That scent of magic I will hardly forget. I knew I had to preserve that spirit and draw on them my memories; so I decided to order even more papers than the ones I bought at their…

Over and over again

Over and over again

Visiting our exhibitions can be an interesting activity but sometimes one feels that would have liked to bring something home. We wanted people to be able to interact more with the project so we created our first collectible item: polacards. The polacard set consist of a selection of 15 Polaroids printed in 350g/m2 paper with the same size as the original pictures. Making a selection is somewhat difficult when you…

Getting framed

Getting framed

After our Bhutan trip I spent a couple of weeks in Maastricht. I was drawing about my trip and sharing my memories with my Dutch friends. A couple of months later I came back to Maastricht again to prepare our exhibition. As you know, we found a box in a brocante market and then all our story started. I am happy to say I also found today my frames in…

First steps on setting up the exhibition

First steps on setting up the exhibition

Just a bit after our return from Bhutan and having survived a devastating stomach flu, we started to draft the outlines of the project we had in our minds. We wanted to make a selection of the over 150 Polaroid photos we made and perform some illustrations on Bhutanese hand-made paper. After a couple of calls we could arrange the order of the paper as the few we bought while…

Where it all began …

Where it all began …

  On a rainy Saturday of October of 2012, I went to the brocante market for a morning walk. Usually, I’m on the lookout for old photographs and negatives but most of what I find are vintage postcards taken in a photo stud. They all look quite similar so it can be tricky to spot some of the rarer photos on topics such as a specific ethnic group from a remote location.  …

About Us

In September 2012 Gamze and Esteve discovered the Kingdom of Bhutan. While doing an West-East they captured the flavours and wonders on photos, illustrations and a diary. The Polaroid pictures once developed were not looking like vintage but really old due to the outdated chemicals of the films, the un-even developing process and also because no trace of modern-life aspects such as cars, electricity posts were depicted. A nice tale…