Videography (part 1)

Many photographers have moved into videography, at least partly. This is no doubt fuelled by modern DSLR’s being excellent video cameras and nowadays even preferred over ‘regular’ video cameras in many cases on the one hand, and society moving towards motion image replacing text or still images because of the attention grabbing capabilities that come … Continue reading “Videography (part 1)”

Photographing a watch

Photographing a watch is a meticulous work especially regarding focus and lighting. Because the dial (also called face) must be sharp (probably, depending on the mood you’re going for but for the sake of simplicity, most times it is excellent to go with a dial fully in focus, it is the most significant part to … Continue reading “Photographing a watch”

Jeff Wall

Jeff Walls A view from an apartment woke me up regarding photography as an artform. Even though I far from comprehended it when I saw it for the first time in 2013 (in Stedelijk museum Amsterdam). Jeff Wall wanted to shoot a scene in which there was outdoors as well as indoors, following a discussion … Continue reading “Jeff Wall”

Gregory Crewdson

The first photobook I ever bought was ‘1985-2005’ by Gregory Crewdson. As a wannabe photographer I was very impressed with his cinematic style rooted in popular culture. Gregory Crewdson (born 1962, Brooklyn, NY) can condense a whole story into one perfect frame. To accomplish this he works like a movie director on gigantic sets together … Continue reading “Gregory Crewdson”

Bill Brandt

For a famous photographer Bill Brandt is rather unknown in certain circles. I hadn’t heard of him until I started studying at the Fotoacademie a couple of years ago. As far as landscape photography goes I was mostly exposed to Bernd and Hilla Becher and their pupils such as Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, and … Continue reading “Bill Brandt”

What’s up, random photos

Since I have quit my job at the beginning of this year I have spent more time on my own projects. However, none of those are bringing in any money yet. Currently I am releasing very detailed photographs of mountain landscapes square by square on my Instagram. I finally photoshopped them to perfection this summer, … Continue reading “What’s up, random photos”

Cambo Ultima 23D Leaf Aptus 22

Many years I was hesitant to buy into a large format / medium format viewcamera system, such as the Cambo Ultima 23D with Leaf Aptus 22. After serious consideration five years ago I chickened out and bought a Pentax 645D. When I finally sold the Pentax to get this system two years ago, not all … Continue reading “Cambo Ultima 23D Leaf Aptus 22”

Photographing a screw

The previous two years I have worked as a marketing person for Jeveka, a technical wholesaler in fasteners and tools. We’re talking about screws here mostly. Important for the screw is the head, where you can see the screw drive type and markings if any. Also the fact that screws are round. This is clearly … Continue reading “Photographing a screw”

Best photograph of 2018

This year, my best photograph is not a photograph. It is a painting. Last month I shot a video of an illustrator making a Christmas card. The video is in Dutch but it has English subtitles. Stephanie talks about her drawing techniques. It was a fun project to do. During the holiday season I have … Continue reading “Best photograph of 2018”