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
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
I got a 35mm roll of Berger Pancro 400 to go and try out for Fotolab Kiekie. And these are the results of a walk I did from my home to Ransdorp, a little village nearby. 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
Suns out, blossoms out. Spring is in the air here in Amsterdam. That means that all the cherry blossom show their lovely petals. This is my first roll of color film for this 52 rolls project, developed and scanned by the lightning fast Fotolab Kiekie. Can you find the flying bee? 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