Childhood

For a short series of photographs about my childhood (a Fotoacademie assignment) I wanted to build a small house with Lego. Sitting at my dinner table, sticking the first bricks on the base plate, peace descended on me. I forgot what time it was and what chores I needed to finish as well that afternoon. … Continue reading “Childhood”

Portrait photography

One of the things I am interested in is portrait photography. I shoot portraits in my home studio as well as on location. Portrait photography is very much a cooperation between the photographer and the photographee. My focus is on making a sensitive and true portrait that does justice to you and your story. You … Continue reading “Portrait photography”

End of summer

Last summer I shot this conceptual series entitled End of summer. Be sure to check out the behind the scenes pics on Instagram (linked below the original photograph), featuring me on a ladder behind a very old fashioned looking camera. Did I say conceptual? Yes I did, but I forgot what the hell the concept … Continue reading “End of summer”

Oud hout / Old wood

One of the Fotoacademie assignments is “portrait of an artist” with some additional requirements. I had met Diederick Kraaijeveld, the artist “Oud hout” (which means old wood), some 10 years ago and he stuck in my mind. Not only as a very amiable person, but also as a driven artist making realistic depictions of iconic … Continue reading “Oud hout / Old wood”

I <3 my Ricoh GR

Following Eli Dijkers and Rosa Lien who are shooting amazing, albeit very different, photographs with it I bought a Ricoh GR.  I wanted in on this good thing. Fixed wideangle focal length, no anti-alias, aps-c sensor size. Completely manual if you want. What’s not to like? Not much, turns out. Just two things: Fudging. There … Continue reading “I <3 my Ricoh GR"

Architecture photography by Bas Gijselhart

Bas Gijselhart is an architecture photographer. I admire his work ethic and consistent, fresh and optimistic photography. We have been friends for a couple of years now. He allowed me to share some of his photography and insights about architecture here. This interview originally appeared (in Dutch) in the magazine ArchitectuurNL and was written by Tekst … Continue reading “Architecture photography by Bas Gijselhart”

The Neon Demon

After watching the movie The Neon Demon, which I don’t recommend if you want to have a cosy evening, fellow photographer Marieta Landkroon and I were inspired and decided to do a shoot based on this Neon Demon. Especially since I like shooting work with a movie in mind and several themes of The Neon … Continue reading “The Neon Demon”

My life mechanism

Together with this writer I put into words my life mechanism during a conversation in the kitchen. Of course I kind of knew this before, but it was never this clear to me without the words. Apparently I have something against consumerism. In order for me to enjoy something I need to have the idea … Continue reading “My life mechanism”

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”