Allegedly, Black Tulips don't exist. They are half-mythical, half-mysterious creatures dwelling in shadowy, moody spaces filled with the vague reminiscences of some old Dutch paintings. I’ve been lucky enough to capture a few glimpses of their ephemeral life, passions and desires. There is a chance I witnessed a curious drama of loneliness, love, betrayal and murder. But, well, who knows ... maybe it was all in my imagination only...
Dutch Golden Age, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Judith Jager

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Dutch Golden Age, The Milkmaid, Baroque, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Nicole Gill

The Milkmaid

Dutch Golden Age, Girl with a Bird, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Ramona Tapi

Girl with a Bird

Dutch Golden Age, The Crimson Rider, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Paul Anthony Harston

The Crimson Rider

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Judith Jager
Girl with a Book
Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Judith Jager

Girl with Ephemeral Smile

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Roberta Mazzoni

Girl Smiling Behind a Book

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Sereta Baldwin

Playful Girl

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Judith Jager

Girl with a Bottle

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Judith Jager

Girl with Fans

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Kamila Hussein

Girl with a Mirror

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Sereta Baldwin

Girl with a Pearl Necklace

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Nicole Gill

Girl in a Silent Room

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Judith Jager

Girl in a Cape

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Vera Craiceva

Girl with a Lantern

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Paul Anthony Harston

The Poet

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Kamila Hussein

Jealousy

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Kamila Hussein

Girl with a Peacock Feather 

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Ekaterina Kostyuk

Girl with Pearls

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Roberta Mazzoni

Girl with a Mandala Tattoo

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Vera Craiceva

Girl with a Mousetrap

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Roberta Mazzoni

Girl with a Coffee Cup

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Paul Anthony Harston

Unusual Afternoon Tea 

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Ramona Tapi

Girl with a Poison

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Nicole Gill

A Step too Far

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Ramona Tapi

Girl with a Dead Flower

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Sereta Baldwin

Girl with a Tear

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Ekaterina Kostyuk

There is no Way Back

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Vera Craiceva

Girl with a Candle

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Portrait, The Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Night Watch, The Anatomy Lesson, Tulp, Baroque, Wiktoria Deero, Kasia Kowalczyk, Bianca Prieto, JJ Jordan, Paul Anthony Harston

The Lost Wanderer

I would like to thank all the amazing people who have helped me with my Black Tulips project. Special thanks go to Danielle Gunning and Jonathan Hewerdine for their ongoing support and positive vibes. Without you and without the Learn to Trade team I couldn't have done this project. Thank you! It's fantastic to be a part of such a powerful team!

I would like to extend my special thanks to my best friend and wife for being super patient and extremely supportive throughout this project. You are my treasure and I want to be sure you know it!

Finally, I'd like to say thanks to all the talented, creative and beautiful people who made all this possible. Your time, effort and unconditional support is very much appreciated. I feel privileged to have been able to work with you. Thank you to:

Hair Stylists:
Wiktoria Deero
Kasia Kowalczyk

Makeup Artists:
Wiktoria Deero
Bianca Prieto
Ariane Young

Models:
Sereta Baldwin
Vera Craiceva
Nicole Gill
Paul Anthony Harston
Kamila Hussien
Judith Jager
Ekaterina Kostyuk
Roberta Mazzoni
Ramona Tapi

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