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 […]
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 […]
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
Fantastic opportunity to speak about my work at TEDx Munich, Take a look!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
bye bye Berlin apartment, it’s been an action packed 3 years
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.
A series of animated gifs to visually communicate the multifaceted characteristics of the talented bunch at Chrome
Photographs taken during a 4 day work-trip to Gurgaon, India. One could only hope to glimpse the most superficial view, nevertheless astonishing, touched.
Not a photography post but there was some great music that I discovered in 2014. Here’s a collection of my top 10 tracks.
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 […]
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 […]
Joost van Bellen, the wisest of words by Stuart Holt on Mixcloud
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.
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 […]
Amsterdam; new home, new language, new road rules, new family, new food, new light, new subject, new friends, new work, new website