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”

Pentax 645D tethered shooting

Shooting with the camera connected to the computer is called tethered shooting. It is especially handy when shooting still life photography. You can control the camera from your computer and the images are saved to said computer immediately. Saves you the trouble of moving a physical object (the memory card) back and forth. It usually … Continue reading “Pentax 645D tethered shooting”

Maybe I am a landscape photographer

Recently photographer Eli Dijkers contacted me with some questions about the Pentax 645D I own. Naturally I invited him to dinner to talk photography and art. Eli Dijkers graduated from the Fotoacademie in 2012, he is now making some beautiful work and exhibiting too. During our conversation he mentioned that my landscape photographs looked a … Continue reading “Maybe I am a landscape photographer”

Beach portraits Rineke Dijkstra

One of the assignments in the second year of the Fotoacademie is to shoot a beach portrait like Rineke Dijkstra. Rineke has become famous with her beach portraits of adolescents. She uses a simple lighting scheme where she underexposes ambient light by about one stop and uses flashlight to expose the model correctly. After trying … Continue reading “Beach portraits Rineke Dijkstra”