maandag, mei 23, 2016


D.G.O means Definitively Getting Older. Three new Self Portraits. You may call them selfies if you really want to. Up: Diemen (NL), 2016/4/14, 4.08 pm. Middle: Diemen (NL), 2016/5/19, Under: Diemen, 2016/4/15, 4.49 pm. FYI February 2017 there will b e a great show of my Self Portraits at Gallery WM in Amsterdam Holland.  

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woensdag, april 06, 2016


Dear Jaap,
CONGRATULATIONS on being a Tree Times Nominee at the 9th Annual International Color Awards!

5,678 entries were received from 78 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done! 

The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including Contrasto, Rome; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Whitechapel Gallery, London; DDB, Berlin; Forsman & Bodenfors, Gothenburg; Art Beatus Hong Kong; DB Agency, Milan; InStyle Magazine, New York and Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 591 title awards and 634 nominees in 33 categories. The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with. 

Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography year.

Basil O'Brien
Creative Director

Up: Maastricht, 2015/02/15 2.04 pm.  Middle: Antwerpen, 2015/03/07 5.07 pm. Under: Near Schardam, 2015/05/09 4.37 pm.

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dinsdag, maart 29, 2016

Wisps of City.

It often happens to me as a photographer. My reflection in a window or my shadow on the pavement also becomes a wisp of city. To see more photos: Please come to the opening of “Wisps of City” in the window gallery of Franjo Studio 2ndvan der Helsstraat Amsterdam. 5.00-7.00 pm, april 1st (no joke).  Up: Louvain (Bel) 2009/06/28 3.51pm. Middle: Galway (Irl) 2015/9/8. Under: Cork (Irl) 2015/9/15 12.36am.

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zondag, maart 20, 2016

Wisp of City

To me it is an everlasting strange phenomenon in a city: So many human beings together who all walk in their own world. Such little attention for their surroundings that they didn't notice me as a long  photographer (over 6 ft). To see more photos: Please come to the opening of “Wisps of City” in the window gallery of Franjo Studio 2nd van der Helsstraat Amsterdam. 5.00-7.00 pm, april 1st (no joke). Photo: Frankfurt 14/8/14 2.19pm

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zaterdag, maart 12, 2016

New Exhibition!

Wisps of City.

There’s a new show coming up! From April 1st I will display some 90 photographs. About how one can feel walking in a (big) city. In a city I often feel a slight alienation. Huge numbers of people, passing each other almost anonymously, commercial posters and lights, tall buildings, suddenly a face in the crowd.
My show is a collection of seemingly fleeting observations made in a.o. Aachen, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin, Bruges, Cork, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfort, Galway, Gent, Lausanne, Louvain, Lisbon, New York, Stettin, Vienna, Zürich, Zwolle.
Where: Window gallery, Franjo Studio, 2nd van der Helsstraat 41, Amsterdam.
The opening will be at April 1st , 5.00-7.00 pm. 
You’re very welcome to drink a glass with me then!   Photos: Up: Louvain (Bel) 12/9/27 4.08 pm, middle: Vienna (Aut) 14/8/10 1.52 pm, under Cork 15/9/11 3.41 pm.

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donderdag, februari 11, 2016


Last september I made a short trip into Ireland. This week I started peparing a small book. So it is selecting, editing and throwing away. Possible title : A Passer-by through Ireland. Up: Dublin, 15-9-1, 5.09 pm. Middle: Dublin, 15/9/2, 6.38 pm. Under: Cork, 15/9/12, 5.45 pm.

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vrijdag, januari 22, 2016

Small Talk

Some secretive talk after a presentation by Maartje Roos,  the dark haired female photographer in the picture. She’s making photographs like fairy tales herself, maybe that’s what inspired me. Amsterdam 16/01/19 10.50 pm.

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woensdag, januari 13, 2016

Some more Self portraits/ Selfies.

Last one  is because of Francesca Woodman. The first one is because it was raining cats and dogs and I could not go out to take photographs. The middle one is for fun. Watch the strong saturation of the colors on the LCD screen in the shopping window. Up: Diemen 16/1/12, 2.54 pm.  Middle: Düsseldorf 15/12/09, 2.54 pm. Under Diemen 16/1/7, 1.51 pm.

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donderdag, december 31, 2015


From almost the last whisps of sunlight I wish you all a healthy, beautiful an valuable 2016!

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dinsdag, december 22, 2015

Düsseldorf Germany

Went to Düsseldorf (Germany) for a day. Sometimes it is fun to stroll around in a foreign city. In some kind of way my senses become sharper! Up: Düsseldorf 15/12/09 1.17 pm. Middle Düsseldorf 15/12/09 2.18 pm. Under Düsseldorf 15/12/09 3.23 pm.

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dinsdag, december 01, 2015

Some Selfies or Self-Portraits

You may call them Self-Portraits, you may call them selfies. Up: Berlin, 15/07/10 pm. Middle: Diemen, 15/11/19, 1.16 pm. Under Diemen 15/11/27, 10.40 pm.

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zondag, november 22, 2015

Buy this photograph!

You can buy this picture! Go to to get more information. Here is my contribution:

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vrijdag, oktober 02, 2015


Last summer the family and I went to Berlin for a week. Strange experience, at one hand thousands of tourists, at the other hand all that grim history. Up: Berlin, 15/7/7, 11.15 am. Middle: Berlin, 15/7/7, 11.38 am. Under Berlin, 15/7/7, 2.15 am. 

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vrijdag, september 25, 2015

Statues & memorials in Ireland.

Ireland is a country with many statues and memorials. 3 of them here today. Up: Limerick, 15/9/9, 1.44 pm. Middle:  Galway, 15/9/10, 3.01 pm. Under: Galway, 15/9/10, 5.03 pm.

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maandag, augustus 31, 2015

Ireland on my mind

This a picture I took 2 years ago while travelling with Petra. A full Irish breakfast. Today I’m off for a short photo trip through Ireland. If possible I’ll inform you the next days. Stay tuned!

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vrijdag, augustus 28, 2015

Man & Light.

It has been quite a while since I posted something on this blog. Summertime you know. That meant to me a trip to Berlin, doing 4 workshops at , and having a good time with my wife and family. Summer is almost over now so I want to show photographs again on a regular base. I made a lot of photos, but did not find the time to postprocess.
To start today with self-portraits, which have the theme: Man & Light. Sometimes I was almost swallowed by the Light.

Up: Dronten, 29/7/2015 8.14 pm. Middle: Heiloo 21/7/15 8.48 pm. Under: Bakkum 12/8/15 6.12 pm

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dinsdag, juni 23, 2015

June 23 (Wisps of City)

In the spring of 2016 I'm planning a small exhibition in the Amsterdam Window Gallery Studio Franjo . Title: Wisps of City. About casual urban observations. Photos from many European cities. Up photo: Amsterdam, 15/6/4, 8.54 am. Middle photo Dusseldorf, 15/6/20, 1.24 pm. Under photo Amsterdam, 14/10/14, 2.25 pm.

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maandag, juni 15, 2015

June 15 (Man & 3 situations)

Man & Mirror. Antwerp, 15/3/13, 5.33 pm-Man & Tree, Schoorlse Duinen, 15/5/16, 4.12 pm. Man & Photo Camera. Deurne, 15/6/4 8.49 pm.

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donderdag, juni 11, 2015

June 11 (previous days)

This tree is standing in an area which in April 2010 was almost completely burnt down. The only way to get there is by feet or by bike. Cars are not allowed. It is a strange area, only sand and some trees which were partially left behind by the fire. It feels like being on another planet. Very barren en lost. The tree at the picture is some kind of monument for me. I always stop there for a while.
All Photos: Schoorlse Duinen. Up 14/5/16 4.21 pm, middle 14/9/20 1.58 pm, under 15/6/7 4.50 pm.

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donderdag, mei 21, 2015

May 21 (May 2,9,16)

It is one of the things I am doing lately: investigating if a striking (landscape) photograph can be made with a minimum of elements. Up: Bakkum Noord 15/5/2. 5.19 pm. Middle: Schardam 15/5/9 4.32 pm. Under Schoorlse Duinen: 3.59 pm.

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