26 Jun

Pledging to The Kindess Book’s Kickstarter Campaign without a credit card.

June 26, 2019

You want to a Kindness Book and want to support our kickstarter campaign but you have no credit card to use on the platform. Here’s a solution for you. We looked into how other campaigns solve this shortcoming and found 2 popular solutions. Please note: The best way is still pledging through Kickstarter directly with your […]

18 Jun

Help make kindness something we read about in books

June 18, 2019

I am writing about a new book I have co-created with my brother and a few friends. It’s called the Kindness Book. The Kindness Book was inspired by my late father Robert Acker Holt. It is dedicated to the small but profound acts of kindness he experienced during the holocaust, that stayed with him throughout his lifetime. Dad […]

13 Apr

I HEART EUROPE. project update

April 13, 2018

We never did get to finish this film I started making with dad. But I do have this trailer and the memories in making it. In his childhood dad witnessed Vienna transform from a progressive and culturally rich world-city into an intolerant and dangerous pot of extremism. This transition, and the possibility of it happening […]

30 Apr

FilmIsreal 2016, Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam

April 30, 2016

Here are a few frames from the FilmIsreal festival in Amsterdam. This festival bills itself as one of the few that screens films by both Isreali and Palestinian film-makers. filmisreal.com

09 Mar

TEDx Munich, November 2015

TEDx Presentation: The edge of open-mindedness

March 9, 2016

Fantastic opportunity to speak about my work at TEDx Munich, Take a look!

09 Mar


Testing the Olympus micro 4/3 OMD EM10 MK2 camera

March 9, 2016

Overview After committing the unfriendly model-number to memory, you’ll actually find the Olympus extremely user friendly and fun. I wanted to give it a try as a camera that was more than mobile but less than professional in terms of bulk. I wanted a camera I could use on the fly in multiple scenarios with minimum […]

01 Mar

Building a mobile phone rig for €100

March 1, 2016

Exciting times lie ahead in the world of on the fly video making. Facebook, Youtube and Twitter’s Periscope are all getting on the live streaming bandwagon. This opens up new territory regarding creative video production, formats and content. So what’s the best kit to use to film live with your mobile phone? There are a […]

23 Feb

2 day shoot turned into 15 second instagram vid

February 23, 2016

Producertech makes online music tutorials with professional and renowned producers and artists. Check out this instagram version of the commercial I directed for them. https://www.instagram.com/p/BBpajExPBP1/?taken-by=producertech A video posted by @producertech on Feb 11, 2016 at 5:08am PST Dir. Stuart Acker Holt DoP. Adam Wakeling Style. Fairy Jones Prod. Alice Bartels If you like this follow […]

15 Dec

Yara shoot

My last shoot in my Berlin apartment

December 15, 2015

bye bye Berlin apartment, it’s been an action packed 3 years

09 Dec

Making of, Producer Tech Commercial

December 9, 2015

Producertech asked me to direct a commercial advertising their high quality music tutorials.  Here are some behind the scenes shots taken during the shoot in Berlin. All shots by the lovely Theresa Traubel, except (of course) of the two shots of Theresa Traubel herself and one shot of Fabian, taken by me.

03 Dec


animated gif series

December 3, 2015

A series of animated gifs to visually communicate the multifaceted characteristics of the talented bunch at Chrome

23 Jan

India Portraits

January 23, 2015

Photographs taken during a 4 day work-trip to Gurgaon, India.  One could only hope to glimpse the most superficial view, nevertheless astonishing, touched.  

31 Dec

Tunes of 2014

December 31, 2014

Not a photography post but there was some great music that I discovered in 2014. Here’s a collection of my top 10 tracks.    

24 Dec


9 images that define my 2014

December 24, 2014

2014 was the 10th year I have been working on the Most Interesting Person project since coming up with the idea in a van on a road trip.  This year the project was used as a worldwide campaign for Philips. New Years in Lanzarote. I love this place and have been visiting since I was 3 months old. Off to the […]

07 Dec

I cycled this heart around Amsterdam.

Heart around Amsterdam

December 7, 2014

I cycled a heart around Amsterdam. The asked the people I met along the way to tell me about one act of love or kindness they had done for someone or someone had done for them. People No one ever did anything kind for me. I never did anything kind for anyone… The coffee’s on […]

27 Oct

The boss Joost van Bellen telling it how it is

October 27, 2014

Joost van Bellen, the wisest of words by Stuart Holt on Mixcloud

11 Sep

Nienke and Giso Get Married

I’m not a wedding photographer, but…

September 11, 2014

I’ve had the good fortune to be asked by friends here and there to capture those special moments. It’s not that I don’t like weddings, some of my most endearing, surprising, exciting and generally powerful experiences have been had at them. Here a few photographs from my archive of luuuuurve.      

04 Sep

Rachel & Frederique food styling

Vietnamese Food Photography

September 4, 2014

FOLD, is a new Vietnamese restaurant soon to hit London.  A contemporary take on traditional Vietnamese food. Co-FoundersRachel Filerand Frederique Nguyen wanted to visually present 21 menu items to emphasise the freshness of the ingredients as well the drama and fun in eating ‘foldable’ food. In addition to the food they wanted to communicate the experience of eating Vietnamese, which is […]

22 Aug

"Don't be stupid, it's a flying house!"

August 22, 2014

18 Aug

Burning Man Road Trip

Road Trip USA

August 18, 2014

13 Aug

Czech Check One Two

Look at trees

August 13, 2014

11 Aug


Let’s make this official

August 11, 2014

Amsterdam; new home, new language, new road rules, new family, new food, new light, new subject, new friends, new work, new website