Double Dutch: The Photography and Videos Of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

Double Dutch: The Photography of Inez and Vinoodh
Inez and Vinoodh in a self-portrait for Lanvin, 2010

Double Dutch: The Photography of Inez and Vinoodh. Fashion photographers, artists and directors, husband and wife Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin met at The Art Academy in Amsterdam in the mid 1980s. Working formally together since the early 1990s, they have now been together personally and professionally for almost two decades.

Double Dutch: The Photography of Inez and Vinoodh

Double Dutch: The Photography of Inez and Vinoodh

Some of the busiest and hardest working talent in the industry, they’ve photographed ad campaigns for just about every prestigious fashion and fragrance brand including Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, Isabel Marant, Gianfranco Ferre, Moschino, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Gaultier, Dior, Viktor & Rolf, Miu Miu, Guiseppe Zanotti, Gucci, YSL, Lanvin, Chloe, Jimmy Choo, Nina Ricci – even Pirelli- and countless others.

their photo of Sophia Loren in the 2007 Pirelli calendar

In addition to their commercial advertising work, they’ve shot magazine covers and editorials for Vogue (Paris, Japan, China and more), GQ, W, V and many other publications. And they are fabulous with celebrity portraits. Videos and short films for fashion brands YSL, Balmain, Gucci and more are also part of their impressive repetoire.

a still from Balmain’s Everglade (video shown further down in the post)

From sexy to sophisticated, pop art to surreal, here’s a look at some of their diverse work from 2010 and 2011.

Advertising Photography
james franco for gucci

Jean-Paul Gaultier:


Jimmy Choo:


Narcisco Rodriguez:

and Viktor & Rolf:

Roberto Cavalli:


Louis Vuitton:

Miu Miu:

Editorial Photography:

Celebrity portraits for W Magazine
Jennifer Lawrence:
jennifer lawrence by inez and vinoodh

Michael Douglas:

Mila Kunis:
Mila Kunis inez and vinoodh

Colin Firth:
Colin Firth

And most recently, they shot the April covers for next month’s issues of Vogue Paris (featuring Gisele Bundchen) and for Vogue Nippon (Japan):

above images courtesy of, the collective shift

Fashion collection videos and short films:
See the YSL Manifesto Video here

One of their earliest videos was the 2001 Bjork Hidden Place video:

Born: September 25, 1963, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Education: One year residency at PS1, Institute of Contemporary Art, New York, 1992 -1993
Rietveld Academy of the Arts, 1985 – 1990, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Born: September 29, 1961, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Education: Fashion Academy, 1981 – 1985, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Inez and Vinoodh