kodak tri-x 400

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 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 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 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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Week 27 - Joseph Klibansky & Rotterdam

Week 27 - Joseph Klibansky & Rotterdam

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!

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Week 24 - Hassy Gang

Week 24 - Hassy Gang

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. 

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Week 22 - Uitdammerdijk

Week 22 - Uitdammerdijk

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? 

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