Nataniël's new book takes you inside his flamboyant wardrobe

'Closet' beautifully documents many of the remarkable costumes Nataniël has worn over the years. He tells us more

26 November 2017 - 00:00 By Nataniël

A book?! Absolutely. And not for any of the reasons you might assume for a self-indulgent project such as this. Yes, it is a miracle that I have been enjoying this level of artistic freedom for more than 30 years.
Yes, it is beyond logic that I have been able to be this politically incorrect and unashamedly Eurocentric in presentation, content, sound and inspiration, and still managed to go unpunished. But that is not what this book is about.
I live an uncluttered life; I cannot function surrounded by the past. There are no concert posters, no album covers, no portraits or selfies with celebrities and no awards on display in my living or working space. I do have some of those, but they are filed away and in storage.ON SHOOTING THE BOOK IN FRANCE
My brother, Erik, and his family live in the city of Nantes in France. On my first day there, I fell in love with that city. It is a unique place, unpredictable and creative, industrial and artistic, medieval and modern, home to some of the kindest people I have ever met.

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