Simon Wald-Lasowski is a freelance photographer and art director. He makes colorful, fun, twisted work by use of bricolage, word play and ‘cliché bending’. Lighthearted at first sight, his images often reveal a certain depth on second inspection. His approach is always very personal, which blur the boundaries between autonomous and commissioned work.
Amsterdam Weekly, Blend, Hema, JWT, K-Swiss, Kesselskramer, KKOutlet, Moniker, NRC, Parool, Paradiso, Time Out, Vandejong, V&D, VPRO, Volkskrant Magazine
KABK, Den Haag
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
February 11th, 2013
Very excited to be teaching a class called PlayLab at the KABK with my dear friend
Job Wouters a.k.a Letman!
October 11th, 2012
The A-Team got nothing on us!! Check out this epic making of video for the 'Book Friends' campaign I just shot for KesselsKramer.
September 22nd, 2012
Apparently, the editorial team of the Volkskrant magazine deliberated 1,5 hours whether to publish (or not) my images on the subject of 'erotic literature'.
June 14th, 2012
Kelly Nederlof asked me to select objects that I would want to put in a time capsule. Here is what she made with them.
June 6th, 2012
‘Patent on colour?’
Nice little interview in Dutch about (among other) the fact that I might have a 'patent on certain colours' here.
May 30th, 2012
‘City Like You’
City Like You is a great site giving alternative tours by creatives to cities all around the world. Visit Amsterdam through my tips!
April 1st, 2012
FOAM send some kids to my studio for a crash course on composition. See it here. (in dutch)
March 20th, 2012
‘Spamming the Metros’
I've just got word from my local paparazzis that the masks I made for the 'Great Minds' campaign are spamming the metros of London!
February 15th, 2012
Pretty thrilled to join Unit. One of the biggest agencies based in the Netherlands.
February 12th, 2012
Giving classes to the textile students of the legendary Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
September 6th, 2011
Rafaël Rozendaal invited me to participate in BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) Amsterdam during the night of Saturday the 10th of September in W139.
March 29th, 2011
Very excited to be part of an exhibition and publication by students of Saint Martins. Now all I have to do is try to make something ugly :)
March 22nd, 2011
Working on a new installation for the Paraplufabriek. The exhibition curated by Blend opens on the 1st of April.
March 12th, 2011
Maartje asked me to team up with her again for some backstage guerrilla photo shoot during the Colors night at the 5 Days Off Festival.
March 6th, 2011
Fun morning with Das Racist for Subbacultcha.
January 17th, 2011
Download my experimental animations on your mobile phone until the 17th of February.
January 8th, 2011
Photography for super yummy local bio
November 27th, 2010
Beauty is the Beast is featured in the book Loser.
October 31st, 2010
Another "guerilla photo shoot" with
Maartje van Nimwegen during the
October 3rd, 2010
Some projects I worked on are featured in the new kilo by Kesselskramer. But since no one gets credited in the book, you will have to guess what I made...
October 1st, 2010
Futur Febo illustrates an article in the
beautiful French design magazine Etapes
August 15th, 2010
It's nice to see your name printed in Chinese! Dirty Mind, and Jungle Boogie are featured in the new Vision magazine, along with an interview.
August 3rd, 2010
Sweet interview in Dutch for the local TV station about my exhibition in Foam. Watch it!
July 31st, 2010
My image "The Third Eye" is part of the
Vice photo issue 2010.
May 5th, 2010
Someone introduced me to the new cover of Granta magazine. Is it really a coincidence?
April 11th, 2010
Here's another great news. I will now be represented by Cats & Dogs, a young dynamic agency based in Paris.
March 7th, 2010
I'm extremely excited to announce that my first solo show will open in the Foam on the 3rd of June.
March 1st, 2010
The latest Subbacultcha features my new series about sexual obsessions, along with a small interview.
February 21st, 2010
‘5 days off’
On the 4th of March, Maartje van Nimwegen and myself will take portraits of the audience in the Paradiso, during the great 5 days off
February 17th, 2010
‘Show & Tell’
On the 2nd of March I will give a presentation of my work at the HKU (Art School) in Utrecht.
Invitation by Hansje van Halem.
February 9th, 2010
‘A good cause’
Private photo shoot for the people who booked my room on the Strawberry Earth Hotel Crash!
"On Saturday the 16th of January, Strawberry
Earth is holding a
world first event: Strawberry Earth Hotel Crash! All 48 rooms of Hotel V
in Amsterdam are turning Strawberry for one night! And 100% of all the
money raised will be used to make Hotel V eco friendlier."
January 19th, 2010
Alex and Will were kind enough to interview me on their great blog www.itsnicethat.com
December 22nd, 2009
December 17th, 2009
Anonymous art auction in Amsterdam.
Come and bid on my piece on the 19th of December, if you can spot it!
November 21st, 2009
But Work, Friends and Blog will continue to be updated, so do come back regularly :)
November 13th, 2009
After an intense week of work in Berlin with my amazingly talented friend André Pahl, I am thrilled to announce that the website is nearly ready! We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.