zondag, januari 29, 2012

Nieuw boek (New book)

Last year I was in New York, because of the exhibition ”Dutch Delight”, as regular followers of my weblog may know. I spent quite a lot of time with the set-up and the lay-out of the show (together with Dutch and Agniet) and some more organizational affairs. Still I had plenty of time to discover New York (and Washington for a day) and make lot of photographs.

At last I made a final selection of the image and completed a pod book: “NYC fragments & Some more”. You can see a preview here.
The photo you see today was made in my hotel room. Every night at 2.00 am the garbage was collected right under my room window. Nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, also because of the warm welcome by Kenneth & June and Leendert.
Photo: New York Cidela Bed&Breakfast 11/05/10 10.47 pm

donderdag, januari 26, 2012

Diemer Plek # 59 (Sites from Diemen NL # 59)

This photograph is about the vanishing point outside the right side of the frame of the picture. Many things are skew, except the pylons which are very straight. This gave me a very weird feeling when I was cycling bye. Something is wrong at this spot, but I don’t know what.
To feel the strange space, you’d better click on the image to enlarge it.

Diemen, Diemer Zeedijk, 12/01/24, 3.32 pm

maandag, januari 23, 2012

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (93) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (93))

How far can one go in creating a world of its own by ripping elements from the real visual world?
I mean at what point does a photograph lose meaning to become just a personal toy of the photographer?
(This one was taking from a departing subway train.)
Amsterdam, 2012/01/21, 7.06 pm

vrijdag, januari 20, 2012

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (92) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (92))

Combining details in the visual environment can result into a slightly surreal photograph. I took this picture standing on the new pedestrian bridge across the railway tracks of the station. Luckily the sun wasn’t shining that day. It was a bleak, gloomy day which resulted in a balance between the strength of light on the bridge (which had a roof) and strength of the light outside.
Zwolle (NL), 01/18/2012, 1.46 pm

dinsdag, januari 17, 2012

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (91) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (91))

These pictures are not about meaning. It’s just a play with shopping, signs of SALE, reflections and movement in the street. Simple enough. But I love to do it.
Up: Amsterdam 2011/12/30 2.48 pm
Under: Amsterdam 2012/01/16 1.56 pm

zaterdag, januari 14, 2012

Diemer Plek # 58 (Sites from Diemen NL # 58)

We’re having a very gloomy winter at the moment. I am longing for some snow & ice, instead of this grey weather.
Photograph: Diemen (NL) Julianaplantsoen 12/01/11 2.37 pm

woensdag, januari 11, 2012

Jo Hameleers

My friend Jo Hameleers is a very gifted painter. I always photograph his paintings. Doing that, I can’t resist making some pictures in his workshop, which is to be found at an attic in one of the old canal houses in Amsterdam. Beautiful spot, a bit cold during winter time.
Currently Jo is having a show at the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. See his website for more details.
All photographs Amsterdam 11/12/06

zondag, januari 08, 2012

Zelfportret # 152 (Self portrait # 152)

Red is a weird color. It is at the border of the visible light, it is frightening. It is a bit psychedelic, it means stop!, it tells you there is danger ahead of you. So when I saw a red traffic light at my eyes’ height, I couldn’t resist myself to take this picture.
Photograph: Amsterdam, 12/01/05 22.04 pm

donderdag, januari 05, 2012

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (90) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (90))

It is intriguing me: the interaction in the photograph between the commercial signs like texts, letters in shop windows, on walls, on billboards on one hand and fragments of street life on the other hand.
It is a form of street photography that I love to perform.
Some kind of (my) inner life that is projected into the outside world.
I am fully aware of the fact that many self appointed street photographers don’t call this street photography.
Up: Antwerpen (Bel) 11/10/11 2.54 pm
Under: Amsterdam 12/01/04 3.43 pm

maandag, januari 02, 2012

Diemer Plek # 57 (Sites from Diemen NL # 57)

New Years ‘day in Diemen-Noord (NL)
The 1st day of the year was a grey and gloomy one. Bluesy atmosphere, emphasized by the streets covered by what seemed to be blood.
Up: Zeezigt. 12/01/01 3.20 pm
Under: Meerkoet. 12/01/01 3.17 pm