This week I went out with a group of Hasselblad enthusiasts, the Hassy Gang. We had a little meet-up in Amsterdam where we exchanged our stories and did a photo walk around the area. We started at Roest and ended up at the Cruise Terminal where there were two cruise ships docked. I had a lot of fun with these guys! Definitely going to organize another meet-up in the future.Read More
Yes, another milestone is reached! This is my first analog portrait shoot with my very own studio light. This week I've tested a few single light setups, from side light until butterfly lighting. I'm already a huge fan of what butterfly or paramount lighting can do on a woman's face. Very beautiful lighting from above the camera. I shot this session on Ilford Pan F 50, next time I'm going for an iso 100 film.
Our cat Banksy also decided that it was time for his moment of fame, he really went for it.Read More
Soft and smooth long exposures next to grainy harsh landscapes, we got it all in this weeks roll. When I was taking the long exposures, one time I forgot to put on the filters. So that quickly became one over exposed mess. Although, I liked the abstract aesthetics of this mistake, so I put it in with the others. And last but definitely not least, I found a mattrass. So yeah, a mattress with a cyclist in the background. Why not?Read More
This week some Amsterdam views shot on Ilford Pan F 50. All shot by hand, didn’t feel like bringing a tri-pod. Really want to revisit some of these shots with tri-pod for some extra sharpness. Also tried shooting a frame at 45 degrees, I like the effect.
What do you think?
So Manon and I did a little trip to the Stedelijk for a shoot of her brand new tattoo. Her favourite painting is of a French artist Martial Raysse called “Peinture à Haute Tension”. So she got that tattooed on her forearm, why not? So we went to the Stedelijk to let her tattoo meet the original. Shooting this was a little bit hard because of the harsh museum lighting on that floor. But the photos actually came out pretty good.
Have a look for yourself!Read More
One of the most awesome museums in Amsterdam is the Stedelijk Museum. And last week an exhibition of Studio Drift started. From very cool light installations until floating concrete, it was all there. And I was there as well, with the lovely Manon of Wezijnhier.nu. So here we go, Stedelijk trough some grainy Kodak Tri-X.Read More
All hail the King! And some more of that nonsense. All and all, Kingsday is just a very good excuse to have a little drink and act like orange fools for a day. Since we didn't make it to the world championships of football, this will probably the only orange of the year. Orange? Let's just keep it monochrome.Read More
I got an extension tube for my Hasselblad 500CM. What that does is that it makes you get really close to your subjects. I had little test around the house, also with some new film I got recently: Ilford Pan F 50. A very slow film with a nice contrast. The bokeh of the 180mm lens creates with this extension tube is amazing! A razor thin field of focus.Read More
One of the first weekends in Amsterdam where we hit 20 degrees! Suns out paints out is what these street artists must have thought. At the old NDSM wharf the street art is beautiful, a lot of artists have claimed their spot over there. This weekend there were some artists going at it, so I had to take some pictures. Enjoy!Read More
Cloudy and rainy Amsterdam, the perfect conditions for some street shooting. Not really. But hey, these 52 rolls don't shoot themselves. So here we are with four pictures for the symmetrical and diagonal minds.Read More
This is the week that my clothing went live in my shop! It is available for pre-order and I really can't believe about all the pre-orders coming in, I really appreciate that. For some more inspiration, I went out on a model shoot. With *cough* me *cough* and my girlfriend as models. It was still a bit cold, but very fun to do. So yeah, model shoot, here we go.Read More
Not by far my original plan when I was making this photo of the top of the A'dam Toren. But when I saw the negative I knew it had to end up on a t-shirt. And whatever, let's throw a sweater in there as well. All climate neutral black cotton clothes for the true Amsterdam and analog photography hypebeasts.
Pre-order yours now!Read More
On the road this week and I took my Hasselblad with me. I didn't have a lot of time to pick my shots, so I just wing it. And this came out. A combination of shots in Amsterdam and The Hague, including an elevator selfie of Lotte and me ;)Read More
Freezing cold temperatures in Amsterdam. That can only mean one thing, icy canals! It was 6 years ago when we last got the opportunity to ice skate on the frozen canals in Amsterdam. Great atmosphere with a lot of people watching from the streets. There were two girls figure skating their hearts out. Beautiful to see, and to photograph. If anybody knows who they are, send me a message. I'd love to give them the photos I took of them!Read More
Durgerdam, an old little village next to the IJmeer. It’s hard to believe that even this is actually ‘Amsterdam’. In 1922 it became part of the capital. On the other side of the water you can see Steigereiland, the first island of IJburg. All this picturesqueness at a 10 minute bike ride from home!Read More
This week I'm visiting old favourite spots for some geometric shots. Lines, lines and some more lines are prominent in this series. I also experimented with a new film for me, Fuji Neopan Acros 100. I really like the sharpness of this film, it suits the geometric compositions well. Enjoy!Read More
To the beach on a winter day is not the first thing that comes to mind. But this 52 rolls project makes me do things I wouldn't normally do. Which is a good thing!Read More