52 rolls project

Week 52 - Finale

Week 52 - Finale

The last week of my 52 rolls project, this time with a Leica M6 that I loaned from a friend of mine. Just to see what all the fuzz is about. I’m thinking about going completely analog and sell my digital gear. Probably one of the new years resolutions for 2019. This is a collection of street geometry and some cat and girlfriend portraits. This 52 rolls project was so much fun to do! I learned a lot during the process. But I’m also glad this is the end. Now I can focus more on dark room work and some other projects. without a weekly deadline. I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope to see you soon in 2019!

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Week 51 - Flevopark

Week 51 - Flevopark

One of the final weeks! It is a bit rainy over here in Amsterdam, so I took out my last roll of Ilford Delta 3200 and shot it in the Flevopark nearby. We came across some mushrooms growing on a tree, That became one of the hero pics of this week. Together with some closed-up geometric abstract organics or something. The sort of compositions my eye always falls on.

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Week 50 - Lotte

Week 50 - Lotte

Because my go to portrait film is discontinued, I had to look for my new portrait film. After some information digging I went with Kodak T-Max 100. It has a slightly different grain structure and the tonality is not as soft as the former film. But! I dig this look. I also did some testing with the one light setup. And I can really create both soft and hard contrast looks with this film. Lotte was my model for this test. Check it out and let me know what you think!

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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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