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
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