Chamonix is the principal city of a well-known winter sports area: the valley of the Mont Blanc in the French Alps. There is ample opportunity here to shoot beautiful vistas. Just look at the phone of any old winter sports goer. But I want to show you another side of this town, which I love. … Continue reading “Tour de Chamonix”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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.
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.
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”
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 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.
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?