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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.
In the lobby to Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Tanja Smeets is exhibiting her 'Glass garden', a metal grid standing 5 metres tall consisting of 3 towers of 800 glass blocks, with 250 sculptures inside. I used the transparant ones to shoot through them and make abstract impressions of the hall which is 5 stories high.
--- 9 Sept 2023, Nijmegen (NL) ---
Amsterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, better known as ADM, was an Amsterdam company that repaired ships using dry docks in the Netherlands. After World War II it also built some ships. It is now no longer used as such and artists have found their homes and workplaces there. The restaurant is clad with steel plates that have become rusty. Magnificent.
--- 24 March 2023, Amsterdam (NL) ---
Straight shot of the first tulips of the year captured at my sister-in-law's. Some post-processing I couldn't resist.
--- 5 March 2023, Renkum (NL) ---
Multiple exposures taken in London on iPhone, from arrival at St Pancras International Train Station to visits to the National Gallery and Tate Modern.
--- 27 Feb 2023, London (UK) 👁 more london ---
I selected a few landscapes I shot at the two islands I visited last winter. The first five are from Fuerteventura, the last five from Lanzarote.
--- 22 Feb 2023, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (E) 👁 more fuerteventura ---
At Corralejo I was once more tipped off, this time about a private skatepark in Lajares called Bowls. It was closed on Wednesday but today I gave it another try.
--- 12 Jan 2023, Lajares (E) 👁 more skaters
At La Oliva, see the posts below, I had the feeling I had covered every angle and made the most of the situation there. When they heard I wouldn't be coming back, a few skaters tipped me off about another rink in the next village. And yes, this gave me new opportunities.
--- 10 Jan 2023, Corralejo (E) 👁 more skaters
Yesterday evening and the evening before I tried to challenge myself shooting the skaters with very late light and using even longer shutter times. I hoped to obtain silhouettes, but what I hadn't anticipated is that the rink is like a spoon and the sun is blocked but for the top part. So no back-lit images.
--- 7 & 8 Jan 2023, La Oliva (E) 👁 more skaters
I was glad with the results of the 1st of January, so I went back a few days later to see if I could do some more. Santi and his friends made a show for me presenting their tricks and moves. I came home with 300 images.
A Spanish girl, who was acting as a sort of a coach, and a German girl gave a demonstration of all sorts of moves and runs. Exposure images between 1/6 sec and 1/30 sec at F/32 @ 70 mm - 224 mm.
--- 1 Jan 2023, La Oliva (E) 👁 more skaters ---
Having rented a loft also has its advantages when it comes to making dusk and dawn. The challenge is to avoid the street lanterns that cause streaks and to use the roofs to give the images a base.
--- 22 Dec 2022, La Lajita (E) 👁 fuerteventura ---
At sunrise, the very first beam is sent right into the bedroom of the apartment I'm in at the moment. So for a change I was at the beach at 8.30 hrs. Should do that more often. Not a living soul to be seen apart from all sorts of birds. So that's what I was concentrating on. They were having breakfast in their own way, which was not a very peaceful occasion.
--- 17 Dec 2022, Sotavento (E) 👁 fuerteventura ---
Event of the year on the main square: a games stand, the 'La Olla' that tries to kick people out turning around, two food trucks, a band and everyone is having a great time.
--- 12 Dec 2022, La Lajita (E) 👁 fuerteventura ---
ICMs taken from a long distance of two skyscrapers and furthermore Delftse Poort (to the right) and Marriott (to the left), Markthal, Central Station et cetera.
--- 27 Oct 2022, Rotterdam (NL) 👁 architecture ---
--- 19 Oct 2022, Zeegse (NL) ---
I invited myself to do some sports photography at Club Renault Sportives' Advanced Track Day. Fortunately the weather was just perfect for my purposes.
--- 18 Oct 2022, Assen (NL) 👁 more assen ---
Some Cosmea from the garden saved in a tiny vase and a painting by Salvadar Dalí that I made an ME (multiple exposure) of. Both pictures were printed on a paper texture.
--- 13 Sep 2022, Est (NL) ---
Just can't get enough of city trips, this time to Belgium, visiting museums, churches, exhibitions, the Concertgebouw and above all enjoying the food.
--- 4 Sep 2022, Bruges (B) 👁 more bruges ---
And once more an outing to one of the Dutch museums - this time Museum Arnhem that sports a collection of works around environmental matters - and a local bookshop.
--- 17 Aug 2022, Arnhem (NL) ---
The first result of the Slow Shutter App on my phone. A bunch of sunflowers my sister-in-law gave us was used as the basis.
--- 15 Aug 2022, Est (NL) ---
For the second time this year, my images will be published in ICMPhotoMag, a leading magazine on ICM photography. The subject of this topic article will be 'Pictures at an Exhibition'. Pre-orders for the single-issue copy are now available at - https://www.icmphotomag.com/september-2022-issue.
--- 14 Aug 2022, Est (NL) ---
Saskia Boelsums' work in the form of a selection of outstanding landscapes was exhibited at Museum Jan, apart from ceramics and glass objects. Reason enough to visit this unexpectedly large museum with shops and restaurants around the corner. Seven minutes from there, right in the middle of Amstelveen, we also visited Cobra Museum featuring Corneille's and Moroccan work including a humorously constructed mobile.
--- 12 Aug 2022, Amstelveen (NL) ---
I just felt like going to this small city nearby for a few hours, and shot whatever I came across. The 'Zinder', which is a spectacular building near the centre, some gulls and the unavoidable scooter.
--- 5 Aug 2022 Tiel (NL) 👁 more icm ---
Quite close to where the Royal family has a summer residence, a small museum 'Belvedère' was built right across the canal that leads to it. I shot this having lunch in the restaurant (the museum's 😉).
--- 17 Jul 2022, Oranjewoud (NL) ---.
Every time we're in the east of the Netherlands, we'll drop by at Museum More (Museum for Modern Realism) to take a peek at this private collection. All 24 mm, between 1.0 - 2.0 sec @ f/8 - f/22. At the beginning and the end of the slideshow, you'll find composed images of Kasteel Ruurlo, trying my hand at the Pep Ventosa technique.
--- 17 Jul 2022, Gorssel (NL) 👁 more icm ---
Hallucinating combination of innovative digital projection and the art by Gustav Klimt and Hundertwasser at unique location 'Fabrique des Lumières' near Westergasfabriek. All images 24 mm @ ISO 1600.
--- 26 Jun & 27 Jul 2022, Amsterdam (NL) 👁 more icm ---
The wind carried motocross noises to my house, so I decided to take a peek. What I saw threw me back to the seventies. Images between 1/30 and 0.5 sec @ ISO 200.
--- 29 May 2022, Geldermalsen (NL) 👁 more motocross ---
Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
I sought thee in a secret cave,
And ask'd, if Peace were there,
A hollow wind did seem to answer,
No: Go seek elsewhere …
George Herbert (1593-1633), 'Peace'.
--- 5 Mar 2021, Est (NL) 👁 more icm ---
In November 2020, I started to concentrate on ICM as a form of photography art. In June 2022, I will be one of the featured photographers in a leading magazine on ICM photography, ICM PhotoMag. It makes me feel proud and excited. Pre-orders for the single-issue copy are now available at - https://www.icmphotomag.com/june-2022-issue.
--- 14 May 2022, Est (NL) ---