March 16, 2018No Comments

Eindelijk Vrij – Teni Stepanosian

Fotografie voor beide covers van "Eindelijk Vrij" - Een autobiografie waar het gevoel van gevangenschap op verschillende vlakken terugkomt. Toen Teni Stepanosian vier jaar oud was is haar moeder samen met haar en haar broer gevlucht naar Nederland. Na een periode van asielzoekerscentra, uitgeprocedeerd zijn en bij mensen thuis wonen kregen ze een eigen plek in Nederland. Vanaf dat moment begon de extreme onzekerheid over haar gewicht.

Met stukken uit haar dagboeken en kwetsbare situaties zoals de zoektocht naar aandacht en liefde van jongens, relaties, studiekeuzes en nog veel meer.Hoe ze deze denkpatronen heeft doorbroken en op al deze vlakken 'eindelijk vrij' is.

Project Info

June 2016. Scheveningen, Nederland.
Client: Teni Stepanosian

Photography + styling: Alaïa Fonk

 

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October 25, 2017No Comments

Moderne Hippie Markt

The Aftermovie.
Filmed by Ravian Numai
Edit by Alaïa Fonk.
Client: Moderne Hippies

 

 

July 11, 2017No Comments

Drone Footage for Dezeen

May 2017, I was invited to go and visit South Tyrol - The Northern part of Italy. Somewhere high up I shot the drone footage for Dezeen.

While shooting lots of footage for the OBJEKT©International youtube channel and online articles, I shot some drone footage of one of the architectural projects we've visited; the Messner Museum. It was hidden somewhere high up the mountain (2,275 meters up).  The press group was small and included four young creatives from London. One of them was Olivia Mull, the managing editor of DezeenShe told me about Dezeen's video concepts with drone footage and asked if she could use my material. A few weeks later, while editing my own video on the trip, I got the link to her article including my footage.

Check out her article here.

Messner Museum, @ByAlaaaia

Messner Museum, @ByAlaaaia

June 28, 2017No Comments

Underwater – A Bubbly Thank You

It is not always easy being a one-man studio (one woman haha). Of course you can work together with other inspiring and amazing creatives, get feedback, spar a little, share your work, but in the end it is really just you.

You explore, see things, be inspired, and get ideas. There is no one to tell you how to do it, and what to do to make - in my case - the video a succes.

 

You give your all until you think it is perfect.

 

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The Sicily video

 

It was really a mix of Italian videos, the music we listened to in the car and a vintage kind of feeling that wandered around in my head like crazy. An old television. Scrambled screens. Radio kind of tunes. But I missed something spicy and energetic. After scrolling on Youtube for literally hours I found the song "Underwater" by Naulé. That was it! Or one of the songs I needed. I only missed a part for the stop motion doors so I eventually had to mix it with another song, Youth by Daughter. Since I am not the musician or DJ, I have no idea if this was done perfectly but for me it worked. See it here.

I shared the video just before my trip to South Tyrol and when I arrived I got loads of positive and lovely comments. Thank you guys! Then a few days after all of a sudden I got a message of Alex. Alex turned out to be Naulé himself:

 

Hey Alaïa!
Saw your video on vimeo containing my song Underwater. I just want to let you know that it's the most creative video my music has ever been in. Thank you! Have a great day!
Alex aka Naulé 🙂

 

Flabbergasted. I just didn't know what to reply! A day after he shared the video on his channels.

 

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I have been a full-time freelance videographer for not even a full year and I already made so many steps in the right direction - I believe. I listen to my instinct and follow my passion, even if you have to make some harder choices sometimes.

I just wanted to share this note

- not to impress but to reflect and say thank you to all of you who helped me stand where I am now and believed (still believe) in me. I hope to continue doing my things to make myself and you proud.

Thank you.

Love, Alaïa

March 27, 2017No Comments

Dental Direkt

Showed at IDS, Cologne 2017.

March 2017. Together with Maaike Dorsteen from FURROW.NL, I travelled to Maartensdijk (Holland) and Germany to visit the milling factories of Dental Direkt. Represented on the four continents, Dental Direkt is a global company that is committed to leading the dental industry into the digital era. When at IDS last week to record their stand and party, it seemed like this became their brand movie. It showed everywhere.

Commissioned Work
Client: Cordent

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March 20, 2017No Comments

Fitgirls Recharge Event ’17

De 7 Day Recharge is een vitaliteitsprogramma dat je in 7 dagen naar de top van je energie brengt. Down to earth, compleet en gebruiksgemak staan hierbij voorop.

De kick off van deze week zijn wij samen gestart met een speciaal health event bij HealthCity Premium Amstelveen. Deskundige Chantal Soeters gaf uitgebreide voedingsworkshop gen korte yoga les. Fitgirls Dani & Lizzy vertelde over balans en prioriteiten stellen en oprichter van de 7 Day Recharge, Hidde de Vries verzorgde een stressmanagement meditatie sessie. Het was een top dag!

October 26, 2016No Comments

MAX FLEX, Ravez Movement Academy

Most recent video for Ravez Movement Academy The Hague. Documenting their workshop "MAX FLEX" with movement coach Leonie Chaabane.

Together with the studio we are shooting several videos documenting the workshops which are created by the coaches and the studio themselves.

October 24, 2016No Comments

On Screen At Mondrian South Beach Hotel

Mondrian South Beach Miami 2015.

During Art Basel Miami 2015 the Mondrian South Beach Hotel organised a private party sponsored by Objekt©Magazine and Ruinart. Set on the stunning waterfront of Biscayne Bay, Mondrian South Beach captures all the heat, intensity, energy and vibe of the original Mondrian in Los Angeles. Revolutionary Dutch designer Marcel Wanders’ whimsical and visionary style for the hotel is an homage to “Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.” Somewhere in between, outside on the terrace you can find the pool. The first week of December 2015, this pool was filled with ping pong balls, and a large beamer was projecting on the curtains of the lunch area. It wasn't just graphics and sponsors, it was my film about the new OBJEKT© International book published by TeNeues.

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Guess filming your dad is one of the hardest things to do, especially when his name Hans Fonk. He is a global famous photographer, publisher and art director and founder OBJEKT©International. OBJEKT©International is the authoritative and bespoke title for the upscale urban modernist with a passion for interiors, art & antiques, modern design and outstanding architecture. January 2015 we brought out OBJEKT©China and a few months later OBJEKT©International book.

I made this film to capture him and his work, mostly focused on the book. It isn't a biography. Thanks to Jan De Bouvries for letting us film at Het Arsenaal. The film had it's "premiere" at the OBJEKT©Asia X Jim Thompson party in Beijing in August 2015.

 

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October 11, 2016No Comments

Contemporary Art at K20

Düsseldorf 2017. Invited by the Market Development Team at #VisitDüsseldorf, I stepped on the train to cover the latest collections for OBJEKT©International Magazine. In this cultural climate Düsseldorf and its neigh-boring city of Cologne became well-known as centers of art and trade, as well as locations of important art collections and exhibition halls.

My coverage is published both in print - OBJEKT©International Issue #76, and online.

May 26, 2016No Comments

Clean Meals, Sous Vide Kitchen

May 2016.

We drove to some place I have never heard of to meet the technique of making Cleanmeals. Cleanmeals are ready made healthy meals - high in protein, low in fats. Ideal for athletes and everyone who's living a healthy lifestyle.

Sous vide is a method of cooking in which food is sealed in airtight plastic bags then placed in a water bath or in a temperature-controlled steam environment for longer than normal cooking times. Not something you hear about everyday. In this video we communicate how the Cleanmeals are made and what makes them so healthy.

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©2018. ByAlaaaïa Productions. hello@alaiafonk.com

©2018. ByAlaaaïa Productions. hello@alaiafonk.com

ByAlaaaïa Productions
hello@alaiafonk.com.
©2018

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