Mountains surrounding lake Garda

My first time in a mountain landscape, last week with Jeroen at his family’s place at lake Garda, Italy. We went swimming in the lake and hiking in the mountains surrounding the lake. The mountain landscape intrigued me (being used to flat earth in the Netherlands), very raw and masculin and, dare I say, sublime.

Duisburg, Germany

Last wednesday Martijn and I went to Duisburg in Germany. There is an abandoned factory and a Landschaftspark where we wanted to photograph. As usual I gave myself an assignment. To prepare I watched Dune (1984) the night before, one of my favourite movies. The weather was perfect for most of the day: cloudy but … Continue reading “Duisburg, Germany”

Expired photographic film

Another expired photographic colour film that I shot photos on with my Nikon FM2N with Carl Zeiss 2/28 ZF. Collecting the prints at my favourite printshop is a present every time, just like a real present it can dissapoint but it is always exciting, and that makes me happy. I keep shooting film to introduce more … Continue reading “Expired photographic film”

X-Rite ColourChecker

Last week I received my X-Rite ColourChecker color rendition chart and shot it in my productphotography setup. When you match the colours of the squares with the values stated in the manual your photograph becomes rather pale / dull. When matched up there is no dark black nor is there bright white, the histogram has no … Continue reading “X-Rite ColourChecker”

Digital cross processing

Digital cross processing involves manipulating the colour channels of your digital image to obtain the look of an actual cross processed photographic film. Traditionally the results obtained are very different depending on the type of film and chemicals used so this “digital cross processing” term seems kind of vague. As long as your colours are out of … Continue reading “Digital cross processing”

Edward Weston’s bellpepper

Edward Weston was part of the f/64 movement (as was Ansel Adams). He is also known for his study of a bellpepper from his garden: Pepper by Edward Weston. Looking at this, the following thoughts came up: – The subject defines the photograph. – The photographer is only a technician. But is that true? Because … Continue reading “Edward Weston’s bellpepper”

EISA photo maestro 2010

My entry to the EISA photo maestro 2010 competition is a small series of 7 photos. The theme of the competition is Transport. Early on I decided to not go the teleportation or the transportation of data route but keep it simple and literal, as I thought the jury would see it. Even so, I didn’t want … Continue reading “EISA photo maestro 2010”

Always available

Always available will be my entry in the Carl Zeiss Digital Culture competition. This photograph is about connection and disconnection in the human being. On the one hand we hold on to (archaïc) traditions and a warm touch is indispensable for a healthy life, on the other hand we lose a lot of time, and ourselves … Continue reading “Always available”