So it has been a year this blog has not seen any new posts. But yesterday I found myself in the forest with Bas Stubert while the light faded fast and raindrops started to form and fall. It was my third photowalk in 2022 and I was fiddling with the menu trying to find the … Continue reading “The black swan”
Wijk aan Zee shooting breezeJuly 22, 2015
Last monday evening Martijn and I went to Wijk aan Zee where I previously shot a rather placid water photograph in foggy conditions. It was cloudy and I had a very busy (and dare I say slightly chaotic) couple of days before so we just shot the breeze on the pier and some photographs. Afterwards there … Continue reading “Wijk aan Zee shooting breeze”
LucasgatJanuary 10, 2015
Last wednesday was a busy day, but we found a moment to cruise towards Lucasgat on the A1 to take a photograph in my series Dutch Highways. We visited a couple of other reststops as well, but most of them did not prove very photogenic. Next on my list: taking more time for this. And I … Continue reading “Lucasgat”
Walking along the beach of AmelandJuly 31, 2014
Lately it seems the Dutch islands are slowly replacing the Veluwe as short getaway for me, this coincides with me moving away from trees and branches towards water and skies. Yesterday, after a sleepover because of the distance, a friend and I took the boat and walked along the northern coastal line (consisting of beach) … Continue reading “Walking along the beach of Ameland”
Veluwe – one year laterFebruary 5, 2014
The previous nights I have been thinking about things and have jotted down some ideas but today I had a headache. To clear my head I wanted to go out and take some photographs. What better location than the soothing woods of the Veluwe, where I had not been for a year.
Terschelling in snowFebruary 11, 2013
Last week I was on Terschelling, the weather was beautiful: it snowed. The island was silent. The beach was white. Very happy with this present.
Radio KootwijkJanuary 21, 2013
Today I went to Radio Kootwijk with Martijn to have some results (thinking only does not make a photograph). Carefully and slowly removing elements to get to emptiness as a subject. Or being enchanted by snow covered branches. We went to Radio Kootwijk in 2009 as well, this is the actual Radio Kootwijk building and … Continue reading “Radio Kootwijk”
Queen’s dayApril 30, 2012
While one stumbled onto the street after a sleepless night, shouting incoherently, or simply toppled seized by sun and frenzy, severely soiling the dear orange hat or shawl in the process, undersigned removed himself from the braindead beating basses towards the Veluwe.
Insel HombroichApril 20, 2012
Insel Hombroich is situated near Neuss in Germany. Architect turned photographer Bas Gijselhart and I went there last monday to photograph follies on the estate, the nearby Raketenstation and the building of the Langen Foundation, a splendid building of concrete and glass designed by Tadao Ando.
Slightly less winterFebruary 29, 2012
Part of the reason to photograph these forests is to show that commonplace matters can be beautiful, without the need for anything out of the ordinary (such as belling stags) happening. What is better than a wintery day on which the sun and the rain have achieved a gloomy stalemate to illustrate this concept?
Finally back at the VeluweFebruary 8, 2012
After a nine month absence I was back at the Veluwe last monday. It felt great to work on representing the forest in two dimensions once again, the weather was excellent: low winter sun and not very cold. In Foam I admired work by Joel Sternfeld. His most recent work consists of a couple of … Continue reading “Finally back at the Veluwe”