call the last Sunday in July “Reek Sunday”. The Reek is the nick name for
Croagh Patrick, a mountain of 764 meters high in the west of Ireland. The last Sunday
of July thousands of Irish are climbing to the top to celebrate that in the
year 441 St. Patrick climbed the mountain and prayed for the blessing of Ireland.
In 1990 I joined. It was a rainy day. My lens got wet. It looked a bit like Fellini in Ireland. The last photo today
was made on the same spot as the one yesterday. All photos were shot at
at uncommon places is a delight when travelling around. This picture was made
at Murrisk in Ireland, at the start of a pilgrimage to the top of Croagh
Patrick, the holy mountain of Ireland. I did walk it in 1990, more about that
tomorrow. Photo: Murrisk, Ireland, 2017/9/6.
how does it affect your observations: when I am travelling I do see special,
almost alienating effects in normal everyday situations, which I normally wouldn’t
see. Shot this one in Prague tram, while escaping from the overcrowded touristic
city center. Photo: Prague, 2019/9/4. 1.29pm.
CONGRATULATIONS on being a Winner at the 13th Annual International Color Awards with:
Honorable Mention in Fine Art | Lookin' from a train window
Nominee in Americana | Flag
Nominee in People | Walking
Nominee in Silhouette | Looks like a black horse
6,093 entries were received from 73 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 Newsweek, New York; Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg; The Art Channel, London; Netflix, Los Angeles; Koller Auctions, Zurich; Preus Museum, Norway; Galerie Mitterrand, Paris; Fila, New York; Wieden & Kennedy, Portland; Kolle Rebbe, Hamburg; Fox Broadcasting Network, Los Angeles; Gallery Kong, Seoul; Mini/BMW Group, London; and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands who reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring 586 title awards and 881 nominees in 37 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.
Visitors in front
of “The Sampling Officials of the Drapers'
Guild”, painted by Rembrandt van Rijn,
1662. Photo: April 1981, National Museum Amsterdam. It was quiet in the
Museum those days. Now it is quiet too, for the time being I hope.
Another picture of one of my travels through Ireland. Somewhere in a neighbourhood of the Guiness brewery. I had the the feeling of a slow film of the fifties. James Dean or something like that,. Photo: Dublin, september 1991.
One of my favourite subject matters: Trees in the Woods. This made and makes me think of a very open animal beak. Photo: Overveen-Netherlands april 1988. Made with my good old Rolleiflex, which I just obtained that month.
Shot at Florence may 1985. Another proof of the unreliability of photograhy. There is an atmosphere of quietness in the photo. In reality the square in front of the sleeping guy was swarming with tourists an screaming children.
Photo shot December
1985. Sometimes it was snowing so hard, that I had to change films in a
telephone booth (!). There was snow in my camera (Nikon F2). After drying the device
on the train heating it was working perfectly again.