For 30 years we’ve had a thing in Holland called “Kinderen voor Kinderen” (Children for Children): a range of music CD’s with kids sings songs for kids. It’s hard to find anybody over 25 who doesn’t know a couple of the once immensely popular songs refrains. The CD series are still running but as there is so much competition from other media for children nowadays they are not as popualr as they once used. Though it must be said that the quality of the songs is still as good as ever. Sadly, due to the smaller popularity they stopped raising funds for children-chairities like they used to, it’s simply not worth it any more.
The whole gig is organized by one of the large public boradcasting companies: VARA! and as their senior photographer I was asked to do the shooting for the CD booklet this year while they were taping the new videoclip for the headlining song “Lachen is Gezond” (laughing is healthy). A bit of an honor as this was the 30th edition! The clip was shot on a beutiful day at the end of April.
The clip starts with a few children running, dancing and singing through Amsterdam while they pickup more dancing kids at differen locations until there is a huge group of singing people dancing through the city. It’s actually a very nice clip and the song is quite catchy as well.
I’ve uploaded a gallery of the shoot’s images at Flickr, check them out here: