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Welcome to my portfolio

Scroll down to see my latest posts in chronological order or use the menu above to find the themes that appeal to you. At the bottom you can see my latest Instagram posts (you won't need an account). Warning: I'm in my impressionist period now.

I added comments on every image to offer some background. Any observation from your side: more than welcome ☺. Enjoy!

Three activities that have played an important part in my life have come together in this website: photography, web design and my love for English (I'm not trying to be perky here, I chose to translate my website into English as most of my visitors are non-Dutch speaking).

Photography is what makes me tick. I noticed that my work is getting more and more abstract. Inspired by having visited more museums in the past five years than in my entire life? Most certainly. Changed because I am getting older? Definitely.

With techniques such as ICM and blur aided by post-processing I try to make images that are different and grab the attention. If they don't, I am truly sorry. But there's also plenty of tradional photography. Don't worry.

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Kasteel Ruurlo

Was bought and restored by the Melchers family to create a home for Carel Willink's portraits. Functions as an extension to Museum MORE in Gorssel. This is a Pep Ventosa technique consisting of 21 shots taken from a semi-circle (officially a Pep Ventosa should be 360 degrees, but I hate to get my feet wet.)

--- 5 Sep 2021, Ruurlo (NL) ---

Kasteel Ruurlo MORE

The blue bottle

Quite a tiny bottle, partly filled with water to cause some internal reflections. Slow movement upwards so as not to 'lose' the water. Exposure 1 sec at F6.7 @ 100 mm macro.

--- 22 Sep 2021, Est (NL) ---

Blue bottle

Arrieta beach

(From my archive) Nice beach to go for a short walk after a healthy dish at the fish restaurant, and smell the water. There shouldn't be any dogs here unless on the leash, but nobody cares. Shutter speed 0,6 sec, F/45, 300 mm, ISO200, jittery movement moving to the right.

--- 7 Feb 2021, Arrieta (E) ---

Arrieta beach

Arrieta beach

(From my archive) At the same time, waves can be crashing in with enormous energy at La Garita. Shutter speed 1/6 sec, F/45, 300 mm, ISO200, jittery centered movement.

--- 7 Feb 2021, Arrieta (E) ---

Arrieta beach

When the waves have gone back

(From my archive) ... and the beach is sleeping. 1/6 sec at F/45 @ 300 mm.

--- 7 Feb 2021, Arrieta (E) ---

Arrieta beach

Electric Ladyland

Today it is exactly 51 years ago that Jimi Hendrix died.

--- 18 Sep 2021, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Electric Ladyland

In love

Romantic moment in the woods near Neerijnen Castle. Exposure 1/4 sec at F/9.5 @ 170 mm.

--- 16 Sep 2021, Neerijnen (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Rotterdam CS

Mill at Waardenburg

--- 16 Sep 2021, Waardenburg (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Waardenburg mill

Zandenbos

Touches of heather and some birches, a traditional ICM. I added a sponge filter in post-processing. Exposure 1/6 @ F/45, 300 mm.

--- 6 Sep 2021, Nunspeet (NL) ---

Heather and birches

Zandenbos

Zandenbos

Spiral staircase

The Castle at Ruurlo was acquired by the Melchers family and fully renovated in 2014 to function as a museum, showing Carel Willink's collected works.

--- 05 Sep 2021, Ruurlo (NL) ---

Kasteel Ruurlo

Madeleine

At Museum More: painting by Mary Waters of a woman slave, based on an original painting by Mary-Guillemine Benoist (1800), and interpreted by me using ICM for the challenge 'Portrait with a twist'. Intention: to express are changing views on our slavery past. Exposure 1 sec at F/10 @ 105 mm.

--- 5 Sep 2021, Gorssel (NL) ---

Reflections

Two tiny bottles

Shot at Museum More at Gorssel, Two bottles by Edgar Fernhout. Exposure 1 sec, F/13 @ 105 mm.

--- 5 Sep 2021, Gorssel (NL) ---

Two tiny bottles

Tumbling chair

Shot at Museum More at Gorssel, painting by Barend Blankert made in 2000, Groene stoel in atelier'. Exposure 1 sec, F/11 @ 58 mm.

--- 5 Sep 2021, Gorssel (NL) ---

Tumbler

Abstract

Shot at Museum More at Gorssel, still have to find out who the original painter was. Exposure 1,5 sec, F/13 @ 76 mm.

--- 5 Sep 2021, Gorssel (NL) ---

Tumbler

Dead seagull

This is a prompt based on the painting Dode zeemeeuw I shot at Museum More.

--- 5 Sep 2021, Gorssel (NL) 👁 more prompts ---

Dead seagull

Waanders

Clients in a massive bookstore in a former church, shot taken from the fourth floor. Exposure 1 sec F/11 @ 70 mm.

--- 3 Sep 2021, Zwolle 👁 more icm ---

Waanders

Jan Cremer

Large, expressive dynamite works of art by Jan Cremer at De Fundatie. I concentrated on details. Exposure 1 sec, F/8, 97mm. ISO200.

--- 3 Sep 2021, Zwolle (NL) 👁 more prompts ---

Jan Cremer

Rudbeckia

The Rudbeckia field has already been in full bloom for a few weeks. A pretty sight, at the same time it is giving a warning autumn is on its way.

--- 30 Aug 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Rudbeckia

Bench

Minimalist sidetable, meant as an art object and not be used by visitors of Kröller-Muller Museum in the Veluwe.

--- 7 June 2021, Otterlo (NL) 👁 more minimalism ---

Bench

Photo exhibition

Biannual Fotofestival covered more than 15 locations this year, half of them in the open air.

--- 24 Aug 2021, Naarden Vesting (NL) 👁 more people at an exhibition ---

FFN 2021

Window pane

A disused garden centre served as a location for Fotofestival Naarden 2021. The images at show were worth seeing, so was the window pane of this door.

--- 24 Aug 2021, Naarden Vesting (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Unwashed window pane

Industrial heritage

--- 10 Aug 2021, Doesburg) 👁 more industrial heritage ---

Doors to a shed

Glass objects

--- 11 Aug 2021, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) 👁 more abstract ---

St Joris Church Den Bosch

Mathilde Willink

Mathilde de Doelder was married to painter Carel Willink who was 38 years older. She was Willink's muse and had an excentric character. Mathilde preferred to buy her dresses at Fong Leng's, designer of exceptional fashion. In the seventies, these dresses ranged from 5,000 to 15,000 euros. Mathilde bought 5 of them at the same time. The marriage went sour. She was said to have committed suicide. Mathilde was 39. Made for the challenge 'Portrait with a twist', 0,7 sec at F/10.

--- 5 Sep 2021, Ruurlo (NL) ---

Mathilde Willink

Window in my office

--- 9 July 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Window and curtains

Sisters

Strolling along the flood line, 21 degrees, nice sun, a pleasant lunch ahead ... what else does one want?

--- 4 Aug 2021, Ouddorp (NL) ---

Walking along the floodline

Shore

--- 4 Aug 2021, Ouddorp (NL) ---

Beach at Ouddorp

Dunes

Steep, I guess it was no less than 45 degrees going up this dune. I don't even know if it was worth it, this image has to sink in first.

--- 5 Aug 2021, Ouddorp (NL) ---

Ouddorp

Grasses

--- 4 Aug 2021, Ouddorp (NL) 👁 more icm ---

Ouddorp

Sint-Maartenskerk

The photo challenge 'Martinus Nijhoff Brug' is a competition for photographers on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of this iconic bridge across the river Waal, ending with a much visited exhibition in the beautiful Sint-Maartenskerk.

--- 1 Aug 2021, Zaltbommel (NL) 👁 more people at an exhibition ---

Maartenskerk Zaltbommel

Flehite

'Velden en Wegen' contained an interesting collection of 19th and 20th century paintings, photography and scculptures on the theme 'Landscapes'.

--- 31 July 2021, Amersfoort (NL) 👁 more people at an exhibition ---

Flehite Amersfoort

Flehite Amersfoort

Immense

 

--- 18 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 rotterdam ---

De Rotterdam

Immense (2)

There's no escaping De Rotterdam, designed by OMA (Rem Koolhaas). By far this multifunctional building is the most dominant structure at the Kop van Zuid.

--- 18 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 more rotterdam ---

De Rotterdam

Erasmus Bridge

De Kop van Zuid in Rotterdam is the area where it's all happening architecturewise. As seen from the river Meuse. Exposure 1/6 sec @ F/13 @ 95 mm, ISO 200.

--- 18 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 more rotterdam in icm ---

IJsselmeer

Markthal

Lots of hustle and bustle going on under this impressive ceiling.

--- 18 July 2021, Rotterdam (E) ---

Markthal Rotterdam

Cubist

There's no escaping the Cube houses designed by Piet Blom near Rotteram Blaak train station..

--- 17 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 more rotterdam ---

Cube houses Piet Blom

De Rotterdam

An immensely big building by Rem Koolhaas dominates De Kop van Zuid. By using ICM the three parts seem to have a different height, which is not the case, reason of which I used the image below to emphasise this effect. Exposure 1/30 F/22 @ 24 mm.

--- 16 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 more rotterdam in icm ---

Achmeatoren in Leeuwarden

Architecture

On my way to Central Station, I came across this 'crumbled' apartment block.

--- 17 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) ---

Apartments

Skyline

Euromast, Erasmus Bridge and the river Meuse. Exposure 0,5 sec, F/22 @ 300mm.

--- 16 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 more rotterdam in icm ---

Port of Rotterdam

Reflections

Close to De Meent, where old meets new.

--- 16 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 more reflections ---

Reflections

Stairs

Seen at Kunsthal in Rotterdam, beautiful design..

--- 15 July 2021, Rotterdam (NL) ---

Ficus Macrophylla Valencia