vrijdag, december 30, 2011

dinsdag, december 27, 2011

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (89) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (89))

As regular visitors of my weblog may know, as a photographer I am particularly interested in the way the outside world is reflected in shopping windows. And also in the way the content of the shopping window can beautifully combine with the outside street life. Often resulting in a bit surreal image.
Up: Amsterdam. 11/12/23. 1.16 pm
Under: Amsterdam. 11/12/23 1.19 pm

zaterdag, december 24, 2011

donderdag, december 22, 2011

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

Vertical lines in the photographic composition, especially if they’re not quite straight, sometimes emphasize the subject. In this case the dull peace of a grey winter’s day in a sleepy suburb of Amsterdam.
Up: Diemen Zeezigt. 11/12/7. 12.31 am
Under: Diemen Schoolstraat 11/12/15. 3.01 pm

maandag, december 19, 2011

Zelfportret # 150 (Self portrait # 150)

One doesn’t need eyes to express age.
Taken during a train ride Eindhoven-Amsterdam 11/12/17 7.37 pm

vrijdag, december 16, 2011

Nieuw boek (new book)

Yes, the book 11/11 is ready! You can see it here.

As mentioned before every day has its own two pages: right a photographic image, left layout and some words. It has become a sort of diary of the month. The picture you see has been made on that specific day. Enjoy.
Photograph: 11/11/12 Amsterdam. 1.50 pm

dinsdag, december 13, 2011

Het land langs # 8 (Along the Country Side # 8)

Some weeks ago I was in a part of Holland, the Beemster Polder, which I frequented a lot about 10 years ago. In those days I worked on a provincial project about the region. I was still using B&W then, 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ format. The project turned out to be successful. Many exhibitions and sales. One show was even opened by our future king, prince Willem Alexander.
It is strange to return to an area where I came almost every week for about a year. Like meeting an old friend again.
Up: Beemster Polder. 11/11/29.
Under: Beemster Polder. February 2000.

zaterdag, december 10, 2011

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (88) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (88))

One of the advantages of digital photography is the small size of the compact camera. So you can always take a device with you. And the acceptable technical quality still occurs as a small miracle to me. It allows me to see things, which were impossible to capture in the analogue era.
Needless to say that I used the stabilization device of the lens when I took the lower picture.
Up: 11/12/7 Amsterdam 9.51 pm
Under: 11/12/4 Amsterdam 5.32 pm

dinsdag, december 06, 2011

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

It’s something I want to do more: making photographs in which foreground mingles with background.
Up: Diemen (NL) 11/11/17. Gruttoplein. 9.46 am
Under: Diemen (NL) 11/12/04 Achter de Tobias Asserlaan. 3.42 pm

zaterdag, december 03, 2011

Nite & Silence -33

The photograph today is the last I took for my project 11/11, about which I posted a blog at November 7th. I also wrote that I wanted to make a book out of it. Well about 80 % of the book (layout, texts, selection of the photographs) is ready now. Yes, every November day I made a photograph. Thought about design & some words, and put it asap into the design program at my computer. Of course there have been many changes afterwards. There was one important rule : the photograph of the day had to be made at that very day!
Every day of November 2011 will get its own 2 pages, one (right) with the photo of the day and one (left) with a special design and words. The content has to something with the “soul” of November 2011. (Which was a strange November, hardly any storm or rain. In fact a bit dull, only the fog brought us some special days.)
Photograph: Diemen, 11/11/30, 9.23 pm