Pleasure to meet you! My name is Marije van den Oever also known as Studiomamma.
I studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (diploma 2004). During my education I did an internship with (pop)photographer Kees Tabak. I love to listen to music and that is one of the reasons why I enjoy to photograph bands and musicians, both on stage and backstage. 😉
I’ve been enjoying cooking all my life. Food must be tasty and fitting the moment or occasion at which it is served. A good meal can enhance the atmosphere or provide new energy.
For me, fresh ingredients are always the basis of any tasty meal. I have a lot of experience with cooking for groups and for people with special dietary needs and food allergies. You can find an overview of the catering courses I’ve done below.
Certificate HACCP hygiene code (Svh, 2005)
Diploma Restaurant business (Svh, 2005)
Course Chocolate and Bonbons (Kees Raat, 2005)
Certificate Social Responsibility/Hygiene (Svh, 2007)
Diploma Cheese for Food Professionals (CCB, 2010)
Diploma Café business (Svh, 2011)
Certificate basic professional aptitude for the Food Services Industry (Svh, 2011)
Certificate Tea-course (Teest/Dilmah School of Tea, 2011)
When you are a musician going to record in a studio, you want to be able to completely focus yourself on the music. I make sure that all non-musical matters are taken care of.
I adjust the menu based on the (dining/dietary) preferences and the options in the (studio) kitchen that is at my disposal. All groceries are done and healthy and tasty cooking is done with fresh ingredients.
On the letter board I indicate daily what the menu is. The serving times are flexible and always in consultation.
Besides working in the studio I’d like to capture live performances. For me, the best thing to ‘catch’ during a live performance is the moment that a musician is completely absorbed in the music that is made.
You can see some more examples of my concert photography on this page
How Studiomamma came about
Some companies need years of development before they are established. And some only need one single question 😊 The latter is what happened with Studiomamma.
PsySo’s band members asked me to join them as a ‘studio mama’ for the recording of their first EP at the beginning of 2018. And what does a Studiomamma do? Preparing comfort food, taking pictures, enjoying the music 😉 and of course making sure that my ‘children’ have everything they wish for 🧡️ One of the band members asked me whether I wouldn’t want to do this as a job? YES OF COURSE!
I love it when I can contribute to a creative process ‘from the sidelines’. For example, I like to coach people who are involved in conceptual photography or art projects. I’ve worked backstage at a (school) theatre company for years, where I was responsible for the stage sets & props as well as the theatre photography.
And whenever I had the chance, you could find me in the kitchen. I’ve never baked as many pancakes as I did back then 😂. You could say that I was a kind of the ‘theatre mamma’ there.
All that old energy came back when PsySo asked me to join them in the studio. I didn’t have to think twice about it and already had lots of fun creating the menus and grocery lists. And after a magical first week in the studio, this new business became a reality!
Curious how Studiomamma can be of service to you?
Get in contact with me via the form below, or you can call me on +31(0)6 24 90 26 07