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”
I photographed these two beautiful women end of last year. Photographer Marieta Landkroon with a Mamiya RB67 on slidefilm while shooting with her in Amsterdam. Anne Beeftink as part of a larger shoot in her apartment with my Pentax 645D. Sophie van Bijleveld did make up and hair there, thanks! While portraits are at least … Continue reading “Two beautiful women”
Recently I shot some photographs in a local physical education studio. This is an assignment for the Fotoacademie: photograph an abstract subject (e.g. nostalgia) in a single space. While discussing my work in class some commented that the photographs felt “cold”, because the space was uninviting and the subject ghostlike. That the images provoked a … Continue reading “Phys ed nostalgia”
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”
It is a tradition: come fall Bas Stubert and I pick a day, or several, to go to the woods and shoot mushrooms. With our cameras. Just for fun. Every year I try to do something different. This year was my first time without tripod, because I wanted to rely on the image stabilization (Pentax … Continue reading “Mushrooms with the 90 mm macro”
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 Pentax has proven to be a great catalyst for photography, I have gone on quite a few photowalks lately with friends. A photowalk is perfect to learn to see better, try out things and maybe even get inspired by locations. But they are even more perfect for having fun with photography and your camera, and … Continue reading “Photowalk”
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.
Today my filmscanner (Minolta Dimage Scan Dual II) threw in the towel. I could never get the right colours from scanning, but today was particularly frustrating. The filmscanner did not seem to react to any setting anymore. After restarting the computer (“Have you tried turning it off and on again?”) the scanning software just hangs. … Continue reading “The end of photographic film”
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.