Week 32 - Premiere Franchise Freedom

Week 32 - Premiere Franchise Freedom

I went to the European premiere of Studio Drift's drone performance called Franchise Freedom. This is a performance with 300 drones flying simultaneously to create an organic form in the pitch dark sky. Accompanied by music of Joep Beving (check him out), it was a very special happening that shows a lot of potential. I stood there with my Hasselblad with the thought in mind to make some abstract photos of this. This shows the story of a drone, a little light that could.

I'll be making some analog prints of some of these soon!

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Week 31 - Berlin Calling

Week 31 - Berlin Calling

Berlin was calling this week. We went and helped Manon move to this inspiring city. I brought the Hasselblad along to shoot some pictures there. We went to the Tempelhofer Park, an old airport of which the Berlin people thought: "Let's keep that around." There we saw the most beautiful moon rise, we actually caught a blood moon on black and white, you'll have to believe me. 

I also experimented with what is actually a washing mistake. When hard tap water dries on your negative, it creates these mineral deposits. So we have some of that as well for your what-the-hell-is-that-moment-of-the-day.  

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Week 29 - Martijn and Tessa

Week 29 - Martijn and Tessa

I'm really starting to like shooting portraits. This week I invited my friends Martijn and Tessa over for a shoot. I had the single portraits in mind again and this time I also wanted to try some 'couple photography'. I had this Maori greeting in mind where they touch each others foreheads. These photos really came out the way I hoped for! So have a little look at this weeks portraits.

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Week 28 - Berend

Week 28 - Berend

This week we had a visit of our friend Berend who lives in Canada. So that was the opportunity for another portrait shoot at home. I took some of the advice that was given me at heart and I placed my studio light a bit further away from the subject. I really like the results, this time with Fuji Neopan Acros 100 in HC-110b at 22 degrees. Yeah, it is a bit warm over here.

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Week 27 - Joseph Klibansky & Rotterdam

Week 27 - Joseph Klibansky & Rotterdam

Hi there! This week we have some Kodak Tri-x double roll action. Back to probably my most favourite film stock on the planet. For the first roll I went to the freshly dropped sculpture at the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This 'Self portrait of a dreamer' is made by the contemporary Dutch artist Joseph Klibansky. I challenged myself to try and shoot different takes on this sculpture. Personally I really like the double exposure (first time I tried that) and the exposure with movement. Curious to hear what you guys think!

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Week 26 - Ransdorp Again

Week 26 - Ransdorp Again

Half way there! This is week 26 of my 52 rolls project. I took my Hasselblad on a little walk to Ransdorp. Didn't feel very inspired to take pictures, but I took my camera anyway to the top of the Ransdorper tower. This has a few over the flat polders of the Netherlands. One of the shots came out with a nice white to black gradient in the sky. The other shot is of one of the windows in the tower, that casted a light on the walls. 

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Week 25 - Polder

Week 25 - Polder

This week we went to Monnickendam by bike. This takes you trough the wonderful polders at the North side of Amsterdam. I took some pictures whilst riding my bike. Composing and focussing is a challenge while keeping your balance. On the other hand, it is probably one of the most Dutch things you can do with a Hasselblad. One of the pictures with movement came out really well I think. The moved trees seem to form a group of fantasy creatures, with a little imagination. 

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Week 24 - Hassy Gang

Week 24 - Hassy Gang

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. 

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Week 23 - Lotte

Week 23 - Lotte

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. 

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Week 22 - Uitdammerdijk

Week 22 - Uitdammerdijk

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? 

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Week 20 - Stedelijk & Manon

Week 20 - Stedelijk & Manon

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!

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Week 16 - Macro

Week 16 - Macro

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. 

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