Countries, Cultures & Citizens

ØLÅF x HALAL editorial



Gina Berenguer Barnils

Maeve explores the theme of ØLÅF x HALAL’s capsule collection Countries, Cultures and Citizens. Shot in the historic Dutch village Zaanse Schans in homage of the two collaborators’ home turf, the series is a representation of the stereotypical tourist experience. In this romanticised and nostalgic environment, tourists are displaying the t-shirts in what almost seems like a souvenir of a time past. In a world where most photos from travels are selfies and digital memories, Maeve wanted to shoot in analogue and deployed heavy use of flash and a slight tilt to reference back to the nostalgia of looking through a photo album.