This is the first complete overview of Ed van der Elsken’s work in colour. Although the Dutch photographer became world-renowned for his black-and-white images, much of his body of work was actually made in colour. He began with colour photos in the early 1950s in Paris, and by the late ’60s he almost exclusively took pictures in colour, such as for his travel reportages. ‘Lust for Life’ follows Van der Elsken’s evolution as a “colour photographer” and places this work in an art historical context. Besides relatively unknown and previously unpublished images, it also details the massive, two-year project to restore Van der Elsken’s slides by the Nederlands Fotomuseum.