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BIRTH SWOOP FOR CELINE VAN HEEL.
21 February 2024

Director and photographer Celine van Heel says her grandfather, Andrés García-Carro, is her "forever muse" as she joins Birth UK. When Van Heel moved in with her grandparents in 2020, just as Covid-19 struck, she thought it would be fun to photograph Andrés and set up an Instagram account. Four years later, 'The Spanish King' still reigns supreme.

It's given Van Heel the confidence to pursue her dream career, with Birth UK’s Kate Elson in her corner. She says: "Celine's work is so rich in colour, texture and narrative, while her characters exude exceptional, unquestionable naughtiness. Celine is carving out her own unique narrative, and is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new talents in the industry."

And what does Van Heel have to say about all this? "I'm very happy to join this family. As a photographer and director, it is brilliant to have the support of both the film and image division at Birth.

"I love colour, extravagance, diversity and irony. I can't wait to introduce The Spanish King and my work to the UK! Let the show begin!" Before it does, check out another of Van Heel's passion projects: a sun-kissed reminder that true beauty never ages. Whatever form her UK debut takes, it'll be worth a gander.



Keen to discuss Celine van Heel further? Then email Kate Elson via kate@birth.tv.

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