Floris: “This photo was taken in Lanzhou, a village that according to the Chinese is situated in China but according to the villagers themselves, is located in Tibet. It felt like I was walking around on a film set of a Chinese (Tibetan!?) western. Not a spaghetti western, but a Bami western. Does that even exist? The fun thing about the way we work is that we never know where we’ll end up shooting. We plan a road trip as well as possible, but the final locations are 100% improvised. We let the magic moments come to us. This empty street with the mountain in the back basking in the morning sun was one of those moments.”
Floris: "In addition to the pictures, we always shoot a crazy film. I do all the stunts myself! Crossing a hanging bridge in Nepal on horseback, travelling through Tanzania on a truck bed, shooting soup cans in Alaska, posing in front of reindeers in Lapland, walking along the crumbly edge of an active lava lake in Ethiopia or, as for this film, motor biking through a Tibetan monastery – I do it all without breaking a sweat. This guy is the Tom Cruise of the Dutch shoe business!"