The making of self-portraits form a significant part of my life. Here 3 recent examples. Up: Diemen 2017/11/16, 1.45 pm. Middle: Diemen 2017/11/21, 12.05 am Under: Diemen 2017/11/21, 12.18 am.
donderdag, november 30, 2017
donderdag, november 09, 2017
Some time ago I was at the opening of the exhibition of André Kertesz in the Foam museum in Amsterdam. To me Kertesz is the master of very functional form and very functional compositions. Often, he is also a very gifted player with surreal and surrealistic elements in his images. I could not resist to take a photo in his style. I used some elements from a big print of his photograph. His photographs have a bigger impact if they are printed rather small. The small prints were beautifully printed. If you are in Amsterdam, go and see this exhibition. Photo: Amsterdam, 2017/09/14, 5.19 pm.
vrijdag, november 03, 2017
Travelling around I often cannot resist the temptation of shooting a self-portrait/selfie. Sometimes a strange mirror in the bathroom is the reason, sometimes a weird lamp in the hotel lobby, sometimes a tree seems to grow out of my head. Up: Derry, 17/8/29, 8.13 am. Middle: Ballina 17/9/4 5.40 pm. Under: Westport, 17/9/7, 1.00 pm.
donderdag, november 02, 2017
I was invited for the following by Harrie. Of course I accepted
"Paul challenged me to take and post ONE B&W photo per day of my life for 7 days with NO people and NO theme and to challenge a different person to do the same. Jaap Bijsterbosch, how about you? Do you accept the challenge?"
On the 3rd day I wrote this: “This photo was made today, yesterday’s photo in this challenge yesterday, and the 1st photo the day before yesterday. No archive images!”
After the 7th day I wrote this: “For me this is the end of this challenge. It taught me again that I’m basically a color photographer. Although I am sometimes finishing off portraits and self-portraits in b and w. So, a portrait as my last one. Not a picture of a human being, but of a doll in a friend’s garden”.