durven dolen

Scherper kijken betekent voor mij als fotograaf ook ‘durven dolen’: zwerven rond een onderwerp, voelen wat er gaande is en dan pas stil blijven staan en vastleggen. Tijdens Glow 2011 gaf United Visual Artist met het project ‘Volume’ hier voor mij een perfect voorbeeld van. Met dank aan Bijl PR voor de uitnodiging!

Tevens: Durven Dolen, met dank aan Photofacts.

she is a lady

Amsterdam, Stationsplein, May 2015.
Two ladies together on their trip.
They gave me a big smile that day in May.

 

ready for takeoff

Ready before World Championships Soccer, Groningen, June 2014.

on her way

February 2014, Amsterdam, Leidseplein (Stadsschouwburg).

The moment I took this picture, I was trying out my iPhone settings with my Instant 110 app. Suddenly this girl appeared. I think I was hit by her mood and the fact she was walking arond, alone, Only after I had made the picture, I discovered the çlassic’ (modern?) camera around her neck. Maybe something I unconscious already had listed before. Hopes she had a good journey.

Street: after the show

April 2014.

I met this guy and his rockband in the intercity between Amsterdam and Utrecht. I was impressed by the way the band took all there instruments and stuff by train: they were lugging themselves many large black boxes. The band – I don’t know the name – was on European tour.

The traces of an intensive existence were palpable and smelly in the coupé that was almost entirely filled with the band. At half past five in the afternoon, I suddenly was no more than a spectator in a-apart from the roady-riven in deep sleep, almost all of them black-clad rockers. A woman and four men.

I could not resist to take a picture with my iPhone and my favourite Instant 110 app and try to express a small bit of this all.

Street: dream

Amsterdam, Vijzelstraat. View from entrance from the Stadsarchief Amsterdam.

view

Pinhole photography (body cap with hole in it). Location: Bloksloot (between Joure and Sneek). Real colors, just slight or no moderation.

Street: on their way 2

Amsterdam, May 2015.
Corner Damrak and Prins Hendrikkade.

Part of the research building of UMCG Groningen (Medical Centre of University of Groningen). Rotated picture. Building designed by Ben van Berkel.

Noorderlicht 2013

October 2013

For the third time in row I visited the Noorderlicht Photofestival. The link between the past and now, between poor and rich and between home and abroad was very much felt in the this year’s theme and location (the old Sugar factory in the city of Groningen). It was very worthwhile to visit as well as the exhibition as the (area of) the old sugar factory. As it was also last year the case, the this year’s theme and chosen location felt as very complementary. Picture above: View from inside the old sugar factory to the outside, towards the direction of the centre of the city of Groningen. Picture below: Exposition of Ilvy Njiokiktjien (b. 1984). Njiokiktjien is working on a project about birthdays in the Netherlands. For a year Njiokiktjien will act as the ambassador representing Dutch photography.