woensdag, februari 20, 2019

Those British Atmospheres #4


Those British Atmosheres #3
During the years 1984, 1985 and 1986 I made three photo journeys in the UK. Because of the upcoming Brexit, which I utterly regret, I will occasionally post a photograph from the project “Those British Atmospheres”. Photograph today: Exeter, 1986, Self-portrait & British Wallpaper. (It was orange).

zaterdag, februari 16, 2019

Those British Atmospheres #3




During the years 1984, 1985 and 1986 I made three photo journeys in the UK. Because of the upcoming Brexit, which I utterly regret, I will occasionally post a photograph from the project “Those British Atmospheres”. Photographs today: Eastbourne, 1986, during an Air Force Show, which the British people love very much.

zaterdag, februari 09, 2019

Those British Atmospheres #2


During the years 1984, 1985 and 1986 I made three photo journeys in the UK. Because of the upcoming Brexit, which I utterly regret, occasionally a photograph from the project “Those British Amospheres. Photograph: Whipsnade Zoo, 1985.

maandag, februari 04, 2019

Those British Atmospheres #1



During the years 1984, 1985 and 1986 I made three photo journeys in the UK. Because of the upcoming Brexit, which I utterly regret, occasionally a photograph from the project “Those British Amospheres. 
Photograph: Rotting Dean, 1985.

maandag, december 31, 2018

A.D. 2018 #31.


Best Wishes to everybody for 2019!!
(Photograph: Vienna, 4/27, 9.38 pm.  AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.)

zondag, december 30, 2018

A.D. 2018# 30.


Just another souvenir of our beautiful trip we made in some western states of the USA. Mammoth, California, 9/1, 6.06 pm. AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

vrijdag, december 28, 2018

A.D. 2018 #29.



1 of the things I did during this year (& during the last 2 months of 2017) was taking a photo between the two slopes of the freeways A1 and A9, a piece of ground between a motorway junction where only grass is growing. And some wild flowers. Every 2-3 weeks I went to 52.332323 ° North latitude,  5.004553 ° East longitude and stood on the same corner stone. At YouTube https://youtu.be/o3nNk9jIKFE you can watch a test series. In January I am planning to make a “Bijsterboekje” (Bijsterbooklet). Photographs: 52.332323 ° North latitude, 5.004553 ° East longitude, 4/18, 5.37 pm and 52.332323 ° North latitude 5.004553 °, East longitude, 7/27, 11.59 am. AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

A.D. 2018 #28.


Sometimes a photograph has a small secret. By watching some time longer, the secret often seems to be solved. Although? After having landed in San Francisco during the afternoon, coming from Amsterdam, I took this picture during the afternoon. Some jetlag…. Photograph: 8/28, 9.37 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

donderdag, december 27, 2018

A.D. 2018 #27.


Man, wearing a hat. Self-portrait 557, Diemen-NL, 6/25, 7.43 pm. AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

woensdag, december 26, 2018

A.D. 2018 #26.


We’re on our way in Death Valley, California, 9/2, 4.31 pm. AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

dinsdag, december 25, 2018

A.D. 2018 #25.


A 2018 street image. Light fall as a mysterious factor.  And the limits of the Lumix sensor. Photograph: Amsterdam, 4/18, 3.29 uur.

maandag, december 24, 2018

A.D. 2018 #24.


For all of you: a very merry Christmas! Photograph: Antwerp (Bel), 18/12/18, 11.41 am. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zondag, december 23, 2018

A.D. 2018 #23.



Diemen is the Amsterdam suburb where our family lives for quite a few years now. In Diemen one can find the only one level railway crossing in the Amsterdam region. Source of irritation with about twenty trains every hour. But sometimes in the long afternoon light of December a railway crossing is just beautiful. And the photographer is doing some errands and has as always, a camera with him. Photograph: Diemen (NL), 12/13, 3.11 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018

zaterdag, december 22, 2018

A.D. 2018 #22.


A man’s face as a statement about the irrevocability & obedience of Time (2). Photograph: Self-portrait 531, Diemen (NL), 1/29, 11.21 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018

vrijdag, december 21, 2018

A.D. 2018 #21.


A 2018 street image. Photograph: Vienna, 4/25, 6.02 pm. AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

donderdag, december 20, 2018

A.D. 2018 #20.


A 2018 street image. Photograph: Lugano (CH), 5/1, 4.14 pm. AD. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

woensdag, december 19, 2018

A.D. 2018 #19.


Unintentionally a building of great beauty. Photograph: Heemskerk, 8/21, 4.37 am. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

dinsdag, december 18, 2018

A.D. 2018 #18.


Stay put and travel. Meanwhile the spring landscape is flashing past. Sitting in a train is a form of meditation. Photograph: Morges-Yverdon les Bains (CH), 5/4, 7.50 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

maandag, december 17, 2018

A.D. 2018 #17.


In a photograph I love to play with reflections. To combine the captured realities before and behind the glass (3). Photograph: Munich Zoo, 5/5, 11.17 am. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zondag, december 16, 2018

A.D. 2018 #16.


Sitting together in the bus on a brilliant day. The photographer as a voyeur. Photograph: Zion National Park. Utah, USA. 6/9, 3.56 uur. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

vrijdag, december 14, 2018

A.D. 2018 #14.


A 2018 street image. Photograph: Rotterdam, 11/8, 12.33 am. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

donderdag, december 13, 2018

A.D. 2018 #13.


The Bijsterbosch family undertook a brilliant trip through the American West. A photo as a souvenir from an inconceivably beautiful spot. Photograph: Bryce National Park. Utah, USA, 9/7, 6.39 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

woensdag, december 12, 2018

A.D. 2018 # 12.


About the statement “Hier wonen is leuk” (Living here is fun) different opinions exist. Photograph: Diemen (NL), 8/17, 1.13 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

dinsdag, december 11, 2018

A.D. 2018 #11.


In a photograph I love to play with reflections. To combine the captured realities before and behind the glass (2). Photograph: Munich Zoo, 4/23, 1.31 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

maandag, december 10, 2018

A.D. 2018 #10.


Train compartments are sometimes cozy public living rooms. The photographer as a secret voyeur. Photograph: Emmerich-Oberhausen (Germany), 10/19, 11.51 am. A.D.2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zondag, december 09, 2018

A.D. 2018 # 9.


Stay put and travel. Meanwhile the landscape is flashing past. Sitting in a bus is sometimes a form of meditation. Bus is driving at the highway at the Afsluitdijk, a 20 miles long dike between an artificial lake and the sea in the north of Holland. Photograph: Afsluitdijk (NL), 8/19, 18.22 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zaterdag, december 08, 2018

A.D. 2018 #8


Small souvenir of a summer with an endless amount of sunlight & deep shadows (2). Photograph: Bakkum (NL),7/18, 6.01 pm. A.D.2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.  

vrijdag, december 07, 2018

A.D. 2018 #7


Small souvenir of a summer with an endless amount of sunlight & deep shadows. Self-portrait 560, Bakkum (NL), 7/4, 7.04 pm. A.D.2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

donderdag, december 06, 2018

A.D. 2018 #6


In a photograph I love to play with reflections. To combine the captured realities before and behind the glass.(1) Photograph: Zürich, 5/5, 11.45 am. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

woensdag, december 05, 2018

A.D. 2018 #5


My hottest picture ever. 44°C or 111°F. Made in Furnace Creek, California, Death Valley. Wanted the experience of walking at that temperature. Well, if you drink enough it is possible for about an hour. It is also my one of my deepest pictures, about 150 meters below sea level. Photograph: Furnace Creek, California, USA, 9/2, 6.37 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

dinsdag, december 04, 2018

A.D.2018 #4.


Sitting in the subway and being caught in one’s own music. Photograph: München, 4/24, 1.23 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

maandag, december 03, 2018

A.D. 2018. #3


The number of physical mailboxes was decreasing during 2018. Sometimes I miss the special value of writing and posting physical letters. Bakkum Noord. NL. 07/15 2.20 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zondag, december 02, 2018

2018 A.D. #2


After a first travel day I make an evening stroll through a fairground in München. A warm spring evening. Like Saul Leiter once said: “I walk around a bit. I look. I make a snapshot. I take a photograph”. Photograph: München, 4/22, 9.56 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zaterdag, december 01, 2018

A.D. 2018.


A man’s face as a statement about the irrevocability & obedience of Time. Photograph: Self-portrait 537, Diemen (NL), 1/28, 11.39 pm. A.D. 2018 is a selection from photographs I made during 2018.

zaterdag, oktober 06, 2018

Exhibition: "Walls of Night Photography".


An ugly thing, like a storage fuel tank for the nearby powerplant in combination with ugly light of a natrium lamp. Seem to be from another planet at night. Now I use a tripod and a longer exposure time. A tripod sharpens the view, forms the last memory of the concept of the picture. Photo: Diemen (NL), 2009/03/15, 9.01pm
Exhibition: Gallery Streetscape 7 Dorpstraat Castricum NL. Opening Sunday October 14th, 4.00-6.00 pm. Opening hours Fri-Sun 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs until November 4th.

vrijdag, oktober 05, 2018

Exhibition: "Walls of Night Photography".


Walking at night on the almost deserted grounds of the Prater in Vienna. There is the technique of digital photography. One does not have to use a tripod or flash., which would only destroy the atmosphere of the situation. Photo: Vienna, 2018/04/27, 9.38pm.
Exhibition: Gallery Streetscape 7 Dorpstraat Castricum NL. Opening Sunday October 14th, 4.00-6.00 pm. Opening hours Fri-Sun 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs until November 4th.

donderdag, oktober 04, 2018

Exhibition “Walls of Night Photography”


This photograph I shot in 1988. We are in Laugharne (Wales), for a long time the town where the poet Dylan Thomas lived. Reason for the picture was the poem “And Death Shall Have No Dominion”. I remember four minutes exposure time, walking around with a torch, and flashing the tombstone, which was not the one of DT. Yes boys and girls, using the reciprocity factor!
Exhibition Gallery Streetscape 7 Dorpstraat Castricum NL. Opening Sunday October 14th, 4.00-6.00 pm. Opening hours Fri-Sun 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs until November 4th)

woensdag, oktober 03, 2018

Exhibition Night Photography





There’s something strange about spots in the night. Everything that looks normal in daylight often becomes frightening, mysterious or magical in the dark.
Essentially the night is just a big black box in which all kinds of things exist. Things which are natural as well as things which are manmade. Sometimes these things become visible, mostly by artificial light. A feeling of disorientation arises. One knows there’s something out there, but it stays invisible. What’s waiting in the dark? In my pictures this atmosphere is captured. There’s also a distance from everyday life, calmness and concentration; moods which are often to be felt at night.
(Exhibition! Gallery Streetscape 7 Dorpstraat Castricum NL. Opening Sunday October 14th, 4.00-6.00 pm. Opening hours Fri-Sun 2-5 pm. Exhibition runs until November 4th)
Up: Diemen (NL) 2009/03/15 9.01 pm
Middle: Diemen (NL) 2009/10/27 9.40 pm
Under: Diemen (NL) 2009/01/01 9.21 pm

maandag, augustus 06, 2018

Some recent Self-portraits/Selfies




Some recent self-portraits/selfies. Light, shadow & (un)sharpness are the main ingredients.
Up: Bakkum NL, 2018/6/9, 6.56 pm
Middle: Bakkum NL, 2018/7/4, 7.04 pm
Under: Dronten NL, 2018/8/1 2.16 pm

maandag, maart 19, 2018

From The Archives




Some 35 years I took the above photograph. A man trying to reach the dry part of the beach by making a huge jump. He’s now forever floating above the edge of the sea. Sorting out my archive of negatives I found this flying man. I digitalize a selection from my archives. It is quite a job. One starts to realize that one made a lot of rubbish. But sometimes a hidden treasure is to be found. Often it is a feast of remembrance.
Up: Scheveningen-Holland 1983
Middle: North Sea 1986
Under: Slagharen-Holland 1987