Do you spend hours staring at a blank page?
I'll help you by asking the right questions and putting it on paper. Because creating images is your thing, expressing them is mine. After a Zoom interview, I will work out the text for you. A week later you have an interview for your website, a draft of an artist statement or grant application, or a pitch about your project, photo book or exhibition.
How does it work?
We have a short introductory meeting on Zoom of max 15 minutes. In that conversation I ask you two questions: what is your project about? And what do you want from me? And we see if there is a click; if I understand what you want to make. Afterwards I will send you a tailor-made offer. If you approve, we have an interview on Zoom of no more than one hour. I will ask you questions and help you to get to the core of your project or the heart of your creatorship. Then I write out your words on paper. You’ll have a first draft. A text of, depending on your goal, one or two A4. It's a text in the primer that you can tweak or adjust, depending on what you want to use it for.
How much does that cost?
I charge 250 euros for a one-hour interview and a max of three hours for writing.
Who am I?
Story doctor Paulien Bakker is former director of the Narrative Journalism Foundation in the Netherlands and author of two literary non-fiction books ("A romantic people" and "What follows a mistake".) She studied journalism and psychology. As a story doctor, she helps photographers and journalists in one-on-one coaching sessions to find the emotional heart of their story. Her motto is: Only when you know what you have with your subject, you know which story you want to tell. on demand.