This week I went plant bathing. What? Yeah, plant bathing. IT was a pop-up thing in Amsterdam where you can feel a moment of zen in between lushious green plants. I took this moment to shoot a roll of black and white film, that’s my zen.Read More
This week I decided to take out my Hasselblad on my commute from work back to my home. So you can see some train station geometry, caged people and geese looking at a pond of ducks. Yeah, that’s how a commute looks like in my book.Read More
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.Read More
We’ve got a new set of portraits this week. The lovely sisters Puck & Maud came over for a shoot. I did some testing with the white backdrop and an out of focus shot. All was shot on my go to portrait film, Fuji Neopan Acros 100. I really hope Fuji is going to restart the production of this wonderful film.Read More
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.Read More
I went to Rotterdam this week for the Street Art Awards and I took my Hasselblad with me for some street shots. I put in the old favourite Kodak Tri-X 400. So have a look and tell me what you think!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Ever look up to watch the clouds rolling in? That's what I did when I came across these cumulus. That's when I even created this impromptu diptych with the cumulus, tree and pipe coming together.
Check it out for this weeks roll of my 52 rolls project!Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
Some more portraits this week with Isa and Jurre. Both very funny people, but I also wanted to capture their more serious side. So I went up close with them, trying to capture them as real as possible. I'm really liking this style of portraiture: one light, one person, one roll.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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