Sabina Theijs Photography

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King of Beers (2008)
King of Beers (2008)

King of Beers

November 22, 2013

I cannot remember whether or not it was a Friday night. I do recall it was absolutely deserted when we found ourselves, late at night, on the doorstep of the legendary Blue Front Cafe. In a remote village in Mississippi, not a single soul in sight, but our source had informed us this was the heart of the Mississippi Delta Blues. Someone passed us by. He turned out to be the manager and was willing to open the cafe for us. Within minutes, we met the other villagers.

This photo is part of the  In Search of Americans series.


Margo flirting (2008)
Margo flirting (2008)

Beauty queen

November 21, 2013

Margo used to be a beauty queen. Until she became an addict and she eventually hit rock bottom. Now, she lives with her mother, goes to church every week and sells fruit and vegetables by the side of the road. There, the beauty queen inside of her surfaces every now and then. 

This photo is part of the In Search of Americans series.


Woman at Black Cowboy Rodeo (2008)
Woman at Black Cowboy Rodeo (2008)

Black cowboys (and cowgirls)

November 20, 2013

This woman is a spectator at the Black Cowboy Rodeo in Gladewater, Texas. Together with writer Eva Kelder, I made a short documentary about black cowboys in 2008. Meanwhile we were working on our book, In Search of Americans.


Curious about the short documentary? Check it out (and pay attention to the audience around 1:58…):



Image storm at Photo gallery Groningen

October 5, 2013

This month, teachers at the Photo Academy in Groningen show their work in an exhibition called ‘Beeldenstorm (‘Image Storm)’. One of the works displayed is this photo I took of Supine in New York City in 2007.

The other participating artists are: Ton Aartsen, Heinz Aebi, René Blansjaar, Reyer Boxem, Renze Dijkema, Jenne Hoekstra, Corine Hörmann, Dennis Lapré, Marieke Kijk in de Vegte, Gerard Kingma, Saceli Koopmans, Eddie Marsman, Anthon Meijssen, Robert van der Molen, Ewoud Rooks, Gerard van Rossum, Tiede Tolsma, Arjan Verschoor, Marco Wiegers and Nienke Wind.
4 October- 4 November 2013
Photo gallery Groningen, Lutkenieuwstraat 5, Groningen (NL)
Open: Mon – Sat from 10am – 4 pm.


Art auction for Mees

June 14, 2013

Sorry, this entry is only available in nl.