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”

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”

Portrait photography

One of the things I am interested in is portrait photography. I shoot portraits in my home studio as well as on location. Portrait photography is very much a cooperation between the photographer and the photographee. My focus is on making a sensitive and true portrait that does justice to you and your story. You … Continue reading “Portrait photography”

Still Life With Milk

Sill Life With Milk is a photograph by Elspeth Diederix. I have been a fan of her work for a long time. In fact: the first post on this blog is about Elspeth Diederix. Last week I re-made her famous still life (with milk) from 2002. The original still life was allegedly produced in New … Continue reading “Still Life With Milk”

Saal Digital Nederland

New for me: printing directly on dibond. Usually I print on photo paper and glue that to dibond. Also I wanted to try something extra, namely work on the photograph after it was printed, with golden ink from a pen. The people at Saal Digital Nederland let me print a favourite photograph on dibond in … Continue reading “Saal Digital Nederland”

Principal of an elementary school

This is a short documentary about a principal of a public elementary school I shot for the Fotoacademie. The principal wants to remain anonymous (NO NAME) but agreed to publishing the photographs on this blog. As a whole the series of photos paints a specific portrait of the principal which is not necessarily “true” but … Continue reading “Principal of an elementary school”

Nightlife / when everybody sleeps

Some weeks ago I shot a small series of landscape photographs themed “Nightlife / when everybody sleeps”, while it was cold in the Netherlands, water was frozen. To emphasize the emptiness I shot the landscape series day for night, without any light sources and people in the frame. Day for night means you shoot during … Continue reading “Nightlife / when everybody sleeps”

Sleeklens landscape adventure

After the Sleeklens people brought to my attention their landscape adventure actions for Photoshop I decided to take some older landscape photographs out for a spin. Mostly my photographs are realistic and lifelike (aka dull) ie not attracting many views on the internet about which I have been known to lament once in a while. … Continue reading “Sleeklens landscape adventure”

Street portraits with large format camera

A couple of days ago photographers Tessa Beurskens, Marieta Landkroon and me were at the Vondelpark in Amsterdam shooting street portraits with a large format camera. The portraits are inspired by Avedon. We fixed a sheet with gaffer tape to a secluded wall so as to have a white background. We took turns scouting subjects, … Continue reading “Street portraits with large format camera”