Week 48 - Milano

Week 48 - Milano

We went on a srprs.me weekend that was given to us by our lovely friends. A citytrip for which the destination is revealed on the day of departure. And we went to Milan in Italy, the fashion capital of Europe and maybe the world. I took my Hasselblad with me to shoot street, architecture and fun stuff with Lotte. Bellissima!

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Week 46 - Amsterdam

Week 46 - Amsterdam

This weeks roll was in a bit of a hurry. So I went to Amsterdam Central Station (to take the train after shooting this roll). I can really see these photos were taken in a hurry. Not a lot of keepers, exposure and composition was off at most of those photos. I’m also struggeling with water marks on my negatives. I have to get myself some distilled water for the next rolls.

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Week 45 - Dilem

Week 45 - Dilem

I got the opportunity to do another portrait shoot. This time with the beautiful Dilem. She’s an actress, living in Rotterdam. I tested out some Kodak Tri-X 400 as a portrait film and I shot another roll of the beloved but disappearing Fuji Neopan Acros 100. The grain in the Tr-X shots is obviously more apparent, which can be a choice of style. For these shots I really like the cleanliness Neopan Acros gives me. It’s time to find a worthy successor, as this film is discontinued. by Fuji.

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Week 44 - Berlin Teufelsberg

Week 44 - Berlin Teufelsberg

Berlin, on of those cities I will happily live in if I had to choose something outside of the Netherlands. We went on a trip to the Grünwald, a big forrest on the outskirts of Berlin. There you have the Teufelsberg (Devils mountain), an artificial made mountain on top of an old SS training centre. That mountain is made out of the Berlin rubble from the 2nd WW. On top of that is an old NSA spy centre that was active during the cold war to spy on the East. Now it is a creative spot with a lot of street art!

Go and have a look.

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Week 40 - Amsterdam

Week 40 - Amsterdam

A pretty uninspired week this time. So I just went out with my camera and went to the centre of Amsterdam, looking for compositions, lines and faces in the strangest places. I actually really like the triangular composition, looking for frames within the frame. That’s what I always like about street shooting with a long lens. Looking trough the view finder is where you’ll find these interesting compositions. But it is the exercise to spot these opportunities without looking trough the viewfinder.

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Week 38 - Amsterdam

Week 38 - Amsterdam

I went on another photo walk trough Amsterdam with a part of the Hassy Gang. I rocked my Hasselblad 500CM with 180mm on, so I could go for the street details. So here we are, a lot of street details, a double exposure of the Westertoren. And to top it off: a macro shot of funny looking flower. All shot on Kodak Tri-X 400.

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Week 36 - Jildou

Week 36 - Jildou

Jildou started her coaching career at about the time that I started working at an advertising agency. That time I was one of her first coachees. Finding out what I wanted to do, where my strengths and weaknesses were and altogether getting to know myself a lot better. If you are around Amsterdam and in need of some quality coaching? I surely recommend JIldou, check out her website: jildouoostenbrug.nl.

For some reason life has made us cross each others paths again. I had the opportunity to do a portrait session with her. I shot one roll of Fuji Neopan Acros 100 during this session. Below are the outtakes of photos I liked the most. 

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Week 35 - Brothers

Week 35 - Brothers

This week I got up all personal and close with my brothers. Four guys and twelve years apart in total. This was a very fun session to do! I took some portraits and I got really close, as inspired by the big head portraits of Martin Schoeller. My little brother took my picture! Afterwards we took out the old Super Nintendo controllers for a little game of Mega Man 2, Double Dragon and Final Fight, good times.

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Week 33 - Gaasperplas

Week 33 - Gaasperplas

One of those weeks were inspiration is in a bit of a dip. We went to a little bit of nature in Amsterdam called the Gaasperplas. I shot a roll there, but I notice at this time I'm really gravitating to the more abstract and movement related photography. I have to wrap my head around some ideas I've been playing with for the coming weeks. 

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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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