zaterdag, januari 31, 2015

January 31.

Cycling by, there was this banner in the sky. I was struck by the contrast between the sweet pink & the somewhat harsh, unfinished surroundings. And of course the contrast in soft pink and the soft blueish tone of the clouds and the green fence. Diemen, 3.01 pm.

vrijdag, januari 30, 2015

January 30.

There was the temptation of the bright light. Grab your camera, old man & catch your shadow! Diemen, 9.53 am.

donderdag, januari 29, 2015

January 29.

Something in the expression at the face of the woman sitting in the waiting streetcar just struck me. Moreover I love the layered image caused by the reflections in the tram windows . Amsterdam, 2.22 pm.

woensdag, januari 28, 2015

January 28

Outdoors there is some terrible weather going on, rain & storm. So time to do something in the house. A close-up of a small jar in which my sweet wife keeps dried garlic. Great stuff to put into a soup! Diemen, 3.19 pm.

dinsdag, januari 27, 2015

January 27.

I was just figuring out if the combination of the painting of the roses on the van in the foreground & the bare tree in the background could result into an interesting photograph. Then the blond lady passed by. Sheer coincidence. But the collection of these elements in one picture is intriguing me. So this is the photo of the day. Amsterdam, Dapper Market, 3.59 pm.

maandag, januari 26, 2015

January 26.

This was happening to me today: walking along the small canal, in the gray light of the drizzle, I suddenly felt myself in the 19th century. Amsterdam, 1.27 pm.

zondag, januari 25, 2015

January 25.

This is such a sad sight. Small orange flags from the Summertime when the Dutch soccer team went to a 3rd place in the world championship in Brazil. Diemen, Gruttoplein, 3.26 pm.

zaterdag, januari 24, 2015

January 24.

Looking outside the window I saw the first snow for almost 2 years. Wonder what happened this morning under my balcony. 9.39 am.

January 23.

Looking into a shopping window today I noticed William Klein is back! Amsterdam, Kalverstraat, 3.03 pm.

January 22.

Strange place in Diemen, my hometown. I think the architect has been looking very superficially to Mondrian. Diemen, Havikskruid, 3.44 pm.

January 21.

Square format gives strange dimensions to an everyday place! I love to watch people from above. Amsterdam Arena Station, 3.03 pm.

dinsdag, januari 20, 2015

January 20.

Garbage at closing time. Market square at “Dappermarkt” Amsterdam. 4.35 pm.

zondag, januari 18, 2015

January 18

It was one of those afternoons that all colors almost vanished. Diemen, 3.08 pm

zaterdag, januari 17, 2015

January 17

Just after breakfast, Sunlight had a very pleasant suprise. Diemen 09.54 am.

January 16

Went to Antwerp for a day. Always a strange experience. It feels abroad for me, but I can use my own language. Beautiful light. As Usual, I felt very much at home in this city. Antwerp, Belgium 0.54 pm

donderdag, januari 15, 2015

January 15

One of the specialties of photography is the ability to make boring places more vivid. This a small parking lot not far from the spot where I live. I consider it a rather ugly place, especially if it is such a grey rainy day as today. Still the photograph has some vivid elements. This photo fits into one of my ongoing projects, a series about spots in my hometown Diemen. It is about the feeling I have about these places, to me it is as if Diemen is still unfinished. More about Diemen to follow during this year. Diemen, 3.14 pm. 

dinsdag, januari 13, 2015

January 13

That's what I want in photography, just to be touched by what I see. When I wanted to eat this egg this morning, its vulnerability just struck me, I couldn't restist the urge to grab a camera. Diemen, 9.37 am.

January 12

Araki show at the Foam Museum. The floor is radiant! Amsterdam, 1.45 pm.

January 11

Dying hours of the beautiful exhibition “Modern Times” at the National Museum. Amsterdam 4.17 pm.

January 10

Looked through the window of the bus stop. My street looks very gloomy. Diemen, 1.07 pm.

January 9

She is about 20 years old. Diemen 8.58 pm.

January 8

Joining the protest march against the terror at Charlie Hebdo. Today we are all Charlie. Amsterdam 6.02 pm.   

January 7

After a warm evening in the pub with some very good friends. Waiting for my train to leave. I play a little with my 3d spectacles from last Sunday.. Selfportrait 332. Amsterdam 0.21 am.

January 6

Jeanette Bos at in café (pub) Kalkhoven. Unsharpness is the new sharpness. Amsterdam 8.16 pm.

January 5

At the Jewish Historical Museum: the collection of Howard Greenberg. Loved those monochrome photos exposed in such a classical way. Amsterdam, 1.42 pm.

maandag, januari 12, 2015

January 4

Petra and I went to the movies. Watched “The Hobbit”. Imax and 3D. I Went to the toilet. Saw my face in the mirror. Self portrait 331. Amsterdam, 1.56 pm.

January 3

My home town Diemen, an Amsterdam suburb, is surrounded by Motor Highways.
Some small parts of rough land are saved. Diemen, 3.01 pm.

January 2

The entrance hall of the National Museum. Overcrowded today. Amsterdam, 0.39 pm.

January 1

A very happy and healthy 2015 to you all! This year I want to make some kind of a photo diary. To exploit some of the great photographic possiblities every day life offers.

The first day of the year always gives me a bleak feeling. Not that I drank that much the evening before, but the new year is still empty, waiting for the things to come. Diemen, 2.21 pm.