Fotoacademie second year exam

Last week we had our final exam of the second year at the Fotoacademie. tl;dr; I can start the third year with no extra tasks. But if I keep this up I will not graduate Cum Laude in two years which is my goal. There are some issues with my performance at the Fotoacademie. I … Continue reading “Fotoacademie second year exam”

Destroying consumer society

The actual demise of consumer society might be far from now, but I wanted to make a small series of photographs on that concept. It has turned out quite literal. Reflecting on the photographs as a whole (just now) I think it might be better to focus on what you want rather than on what … Continue reading “Destroying consumer society”

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”

Saal Digital Nederland

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”

White plastic

Short series white on white concerning the liquid and solid states of plastic. The plastic contains liquid and was a liquid. Originally constructed from oil, but you can also easily melt it down. Is it a cycle? (Rhetorical question.) Starting with the funny “bootstrap” image Watering… These 4 photographs are for sale now printed 28 x 35 … Continue reading “White plastic”

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”

Principal of an elementary school

This is a short documentary about a principal of a public elementary school I shot for the Fotoacademie. The principal wants to remain anonymous (NO NAME) but agreed to publishing the photographs on this blog. As a whole the series of photos paints a specific portrait of the principal which is not necessarily “true” but … Continue reading “Principal of an elementary school”

Nightlife / when everybody sleeps

Some weeks ago I shot a small series of landscape photographs themed “Nightlife / when everybody sleeps”, while it was cold in the Netherlands, water was frozen. To emphasize the emptiness I shot the landscape series day for night, without any light sources and people in the frame. Day for night means you shoot during … Continue reading “Nightlife / when everybody sleeps”

Sleeklens landscape adventure

After the Sleeklens people brought to my attention their landscape adventure actions for Photoshop I decided to take some older landscape photographs out for a spin. Mostly my photographs are realistic and lifelike (aka dull) ie not attracting many views on the internet about which I have been known to lament once in a while. … Continue reading “Sleeklens landscape adventure”

Fotoacademie second year period 1 exam

Last thursday my class and I had our exam of period 1 in our second year. For me it was a big flashback to period 1 of year 1 at the Fotoacademie… Right down to the tl;dr;… tl;dr;: I passed with no extra tasks. Feedback for me remains largely the same. Pointers to take away … Continue reading “Fotoacademie second year period 1 exam”