An original edition of Jos Houben

To celebrate Original Editions 5 year anniversary and our commitment to new ideas, we have commissioned a series of portraits of innovators and practitioners at the forefront of their industries.

The internationally acclaimed Belgian Jos Houben is an innovator in comedy and physical theatre, and a perfect subject for the first in our Original Editions series.

Our challenge was to create an intimate portrait of Jos in a series of short videos, audio clips and stills. Photography, video and cinemagraphs were captured by a team of photographers and designers in London and Paris, where Jos is based.

Winner of the coveted Perrier Comedy Award plus Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment and for Best New Comedy, Jos received the prestigious Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2015. Widely regarded as ground breaking in his field, his show The Art of Laughter has been touring the world to sell out audiences for the past 12 years.

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