woensdag, november 30, 2011

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (87) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (87))

Basically there is “made” photography and there is “found” photography.
“Made” photography is produced by photographers who work out of an idea, a feeling, a concept. They design their photographs and make an image more or less from scratch. For instance much staged photography is made this way.
“Found” photography is made by photographers who walk around and find their images in the world that surrounds them. Of course they also work with an idea, a concept a feeling in their head and hart. They have their strategies.
Of course there are many forms of photography which contain elements of “made” and as well as elements of “found” photography. In fact any form of photography is a mixture.

I particularly consider myself a “finding” photographer. One of my strategies is looking for, finding and using reflections, images of shopping windows and combining these with images of things that are happening outside in the streets. In this way I am aiming to create a bit mysterious, a bit surreal images.

Up: Rotterdam, 11/09/07, 4.43 pm
Under: Amsterdam 11/11/23 3.56 pm

zaterdag, november 26, 2011

maandag, november 21, 2011

Diemer Plek # 56(Sites from Diemen NL # 56)

There’s lot of fog nowadays. Sometimes the world looks a bit like another planet.
Diemen, Prins Mauritslaan. 11/11/20. 11.51 am

donderdag, november 17, 2011

Diemer Plek # 55(Sites from Diemen NL # 55)

Light in November can be very gloomy, but also very cheerful. In both cases it has its own magic. Consider these pictures as a kind of ode to the November Light.
Up: Vogelweg, Diemen. 11/11/11 4.22 pm
Under: Ouddiemerlaan, Diemen. 11/11/16 2.54 pm

maandag, november 14, 2011

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (87) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (87))

One of the things in Cities that never cease to strike me: The anonymity of people passing by.
Up: Amsterdam 11/11/13 2.52 pm
Under: Amsterdam 11/11/8 4.44 pm

vrijdag, november 11, 2011

Zelfportret # 145-148(Self portrait # 145-148)

Lately I happen to run into myself quite often.
Diemen 11/11/04 3.16 pm
Diemen 11/11/07 11.43 am
Amsterdam 11/11/08 3.42 pm
Diemen 11/11/10 8.57 am

woensdag, november 09, 2011

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (86) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (86))

Meanwhile I am working on a book about my trip to New York last spring. It will be ready in about 3 weeks. Maybe a nice Christmas present?
Making a book is a nice hell of job.
The photograph today is certainly one to be used. I went to Coney Island the 2nd full day. I found the atmosphere a bit shabby. Lost glory.
Photograph: Coney Island. 11/05/07. 1.03 pm

maandag, november 07, 2011


11/11 is a project I am doing just during this month. Every day I want to make a photograph. The content has something to do with the month of November. Yesterday Petra and I visited my brother. He drove us from the train station in Almelo to his home in Germany. I was struck by the somewhat gloomy atmosphere of the November Landscape.
I am making a book out of these November pictures. Every image will be accompanied by some words. The text by this photograph is “MEMORY LANE”.

(This is the 6th picture in the project. If you want to see more, you have to wait for the book)
Photograph: Getelo (GER)- Uelsen (GER) 11/11/06 11.41 am