The Cartoneros should be as royal as possible in the photos. The candidates have therefore all received royal attributes that must be photographed with the model. Tim den Besten immediately takes down the tiara that has to be worn on his model’s head. “Cunt, cunt, cunt, cunt, cunt”, he chants.
Jochem van Gelder doesn’t know what to do with his model. “If I put Emiliano on the balcony, it can be quite a nice picture”, thought Jochem. He soon comes to a different conclusion. “This is not royal. This is the general.” Jochem laughs at his own idea. “This could be a leader of a country, but a different kind of leader than our King Willem-Alexander.”
Renée Soutendijk wants to photograph her model smiling, but then she discovers why her model does not like to show her teeth: she only has a few teeth. “She has no teeth, so I don’t think she does.” Renée does everything she can to make the model smile. She shows her toothless smile for a moment, but that is short-lived. “It’s such a disarming smile, but her self-esteem was more important than such a disarming toothless smile.”
Thomas Berge also has trouble getting his model to laugh. “May I see a smile?” he asks in his best Spanish. “So,” he says, pointing to his teeth. Miraculously, the model understands what Thomas is trying to say, but she doesn’t really feel like a smiling snapshot. Thomas also has problems with his settings, causing his entire shoot to go wrong.
Then we come back to Tim who is now messing around with a lamp. His model stands there and seems to think: does this boy have a – cardboard – sign in front of his head? But luckily she doesn’t say that. “She’s really looking at what I’m doing,” Tim notes. Then he asks for technical help. And guess what: just a button had to be turned on. This way the shoot can go on for a long time..
The jury is not happy about the delivered photos. At Jochem, the jury does not see the proud feeling that a real Cartonero has. Thomas Berge’s qualities are also being questioned. “What strikes me right away is that this photographer has taken an extremely high ISO”, says William Rutten in professional terms.
“I see a proud woman, but the light is way too bright,” William says of Renée’s photo. “Photographically, there are still quite a few things missing.” Tim’s photo is, despite the technical defects he encountered, approved by the jury. “It’s a beautiful picture.”
And then someone has to leave Argentina. It is between Renée and Jochem. Although Renée’s photo was better than Jochem’s, she still has to say goodbye to the program, because on average she scores worse because of her photo from the first assignment.
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