durven dolen

Dutch:

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.

flowers

Picture taken in June 2018 in the home of my parents in weeks in that were intense and moving for us all.

There were many flowers in the house, just like today.
I did not put these flowers down like this. This was how it was.
I placed the dining room chair in such a way that the light fell through the flowers but at the same time the black background was retained.
The flowers meant a lot to me, as if they where my mom and dad, supporting each other.

Picture taken with iPhone 4s and app Cameramatic by Mudaimemo, the same developer of the app Instant110.
Unfortunately both apps are not available anymore in the iTunes store and weren’t upgraded from iPhone 5. You are lucky if you picked up it at the time.

Royal Polo at the Palace

Apeldoorn, Paleis Het Loo, August 2018

Glenfinnan

Glenfinnan lies about halfway between Fort William and Mallaig on the picturesque West Highland Railway. Along with a regular rail service by Abellio ScotRail, the line is used by the Jacobite steam train (more: Wikipedia).

The Jacobite steam train is famous because of it’s part in the Harry Potter movies (more: Wikipedia) We heard about it when we stayed in a bed and breakfast nearby Fort William. It was not the main reason to visit the valley and road to Mallaig, but it with this information in our head, it gave the cold and rainy trip on our motor bike to Mallaig an extra. It was special to see people in the same weather waiting on the green hills in this beautiful valley for the Jacobite steam train passing by, spotting the same locations as in the Harry Potter movies.
When we approached Mallaig, we saw the steam of the train heading Mallaig and in Mallaig we arrived – we did not planned – almost equal as the Jacobite train, which also was a special experience.

I do not know it taking pictures of people in great valleys of Scotland belongs to ‘street photography’, especially when pictures are taken on the back seat of a motor bike 😉 But it felt like street photography very much!

Nespresso time

Nespresso store, Regent Street, London, october 2012.
With permission that time to shoot and to publish.

Nikon D80

 

‘de straat op’

In September 2014, I took part in the Masterclass Street Photography of the Amsterdam City Archives, which I was very excited with.

The masterclass was part of the exhibition ‘de straat op’ (best translated to ‘taking to the streets’?) of the Amsterdam City Archives and linked to phtographer Ed van der Elsken (1947-1970) and three current photographers from the Netherlands: Hans Eijkelboom, Theo Niekus and Reinier Gerritsen.

We were led by in the centre of Amsterdam in two groups and accompanied by photographers Theo Niekus en Reinier Gerritsen. My group was commissioned to create a series of five photographs in which the relationship between traffic users should be visible. For this assignment we got 1 1/2 hour shooting time and 1/2 hour for the selection of our pictures. No Photoshop, cropping, or whatever. As shot, with only slight adjustments with our camera settings.

It wasn’t easy, but a funny and very informative experience, especially by the help of the photo professionals, the other photographers and employees of the Amsterdam City Archives.

Our selected photos, were shown the week afterwards outside the City Archives on a big screen

More background:
– Stadsarchief Amsterdam – tentoonstellingen / presentaties – de straat op
Theo Niekus
Reinier Gerritsen

September 2014, together with participants and photographers (photo by Stadsarchief Amsterdam)

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Thanks!

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Front view of (part of) business premises in Sneek, at that time under construction.

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.