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”

Jeff Wall and an Apple

This morning I stumbled upon this photograph while I was looking for some older work. I photographed this after seeing Monologue from Jeff Wall. I liked the idea of the stage with the streetlamp and the lit window in the background and the darkness, which is not often seen in his photographs. In my photograph … Continue reading “Jeff Wall and an Apple”

Always looking for the best fitting connection

For my current employer Jeveka I wanted to create a visual identity for a couple of larger (then) upcoming projects, specifically the catalogue and a new website, while we are also in the process of defining the corporate identity. Jeveka deals in fasteners and tools. Their vision which I helped put into words last year … Continue reading “Always looking for the best fitting connection”

My life as a model

2017 did not see my traditional end of year post. Photography died on me last winter even though there are some loose ends that need tightening and some research to be done. And I have to tell you about the Leaf + Cambo + Mamiya setup I pieced together last year. Well, maybe later. Last … Continue reading “My life as a model”