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
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
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
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
Durgerdam, an old little village next to the IJmeer. It’s hard to believe that even this is actually ‘Amsterdam’. In 1922 it became part of the capital. On the other side of the water you can see Steigereiland, the first island of IJburg. All this picturesqueness at a 10 minute bike ride from home! Read More
Third week of my 52 rolls project and I'm still going strong. I went to the NDSM terrain, the former ship yard. Looking for some industrial pictures, but also came home with some birds in the water. Why not? Read More
This is the first roll of the first week of my 52 rolls project. All shot in Amsterdam Noord. Read More