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”

The Neon Demon

After watching the movie The Neon Demon, which I don’t recommend if you want to have a cosy evening, fellow photographer Marieta Landkroon and I were inspired and decided to do a shoot based on this Neon Demon. Especially since I like shooting work with a movie in mind and several themes of The Neon … Continue reading “The Neon Demon”

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”

Some freehand images from the forest

For Easter my wife and I went to the Veluwe, a beautiful area with forests in the Netherlands. We went shopping on saturday and visited the well known Kröller Möller museum on sunday. I also shot some images while we hiked through the forests everyday. It got me reacquainted with the landscape. The week after … Continue reading “Some freehand images from the forest”

How to be an artist

How to become an artist and How to be(come) a successful artist were also titles I considered for this blogpost. But I do not want to imply in any way that I am there yet. However, I do have a rather clear view on the issue after long deliberation and researching other artists with better … Continue reading “How to be an artist”

The unfortunate demise of Vroom & Dreesmann

It is only now that the bankruptcy of Vroom & Dreesmann made me think of a little episode from my own life. They were my first employer after my paper route. By “they” I mean the department store chain the retail company Mr Vroom and Mr Dreesmann started in 1887 evolved into. I was a … Continue reading “The unfortunate demise of Vroom & Dreesmann”

Empty office space (Lambertus Hortensiuslaan)

Last week I shot some photographs in an empty office building in my street, the owner was kind enough to let me in and leave me to it. I am fascinated by these kinds of “in between” spaces, inside as well as outside. By “in between” I mean not broken enough to be Urbex but definitely … Continue reading “Empty office space (Lambertus Hortensiuslaan)”

Chillaxing at the Veluwe

The past couple of weeks I kept reminiscing about the Veluwe and how I used to go there regularly. This wednesday I cleared my schedule and took a long walk in the woods. I started photographing for my Daniel DeForest project (that has been dormant for almost 3 years now) but half way through I decided to stow … Continue reading “Chillaxing at the Veluwe”