zondag, maart 29, 2020

Travel Photo ## 10

Sometimes you just lay down in a small and overheated hotel room after a whole walking around in a strange town. Belfast, 2017/09/01.

zaterdag, maart 28, 2020

Travel Photo ##9

Travelling itself and observing people is much more interesting than arriving on the spot. Photo: Luxembourg-Liège, 2010/9/16.

woensdag, maart 25, 2020

Travel photo ##6

Train ride through Sugar beet country during harvest time. Section Groningen-Leeuwarden (NL) 0ctober 1990

dinsdag, maart 24, 2020

maandag, maart 23, 2020

Travel Photo(s) ##4.

The Irish 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 07/29/1990.

zondag, maart 22, 2020

Travel Photo ##3

Observing people 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.

zaterdag, maart 21, 2020

Travel Photo ## 2.

Travelling, 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.

vrijdag, maart 20, 2020

Travel Photo ##1

Travelling, fortunately we still have the Photographs. This one was made in Ireland, between Dublin and Sligo. The year is 1988. The lady is my Love.

woensdag, maart 18, 2020


Dear Jaap,
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.

Basil O'Brien
Creative Director

dinsdag, maart 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day.

Because of St. Patrick's Day a photograph from Galway, Ireland.
Photo: 2016/09/06. 9.12 pm.

maandag, maart 16, 2020

From my Shoebox #11

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.

zondag, maart 15, 2020

From my Shoebox #10

It was very hot. Underneath the glass roof in the shopping center it was tropical. Amsterdam, june 1997.

vrijdag, maart 13, 2020

From my Shoebox #9

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.

donderdag, maart 12, 2020

From my Shoebox #8

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.

woensdag, maart 11, 2020

From my Shoebox #7

Shot at the Galway horse races. Illegal betting ground. Man on the right of the the picture clearly doesn't like being photographed. July 1990.

dinsdag, maart 10, 2020

From my Shoebox #6

Made at the Island of Skiathos-Greece. Clear influence of Henri Cartier-Bresson. April 1982.

maandag, maart 09, 2020

zondag, maart 08, 2020

zaterdag, maart 07, 2020

From my shoebox #3

No, it is not he Moon. It’s a volleybal & a polarisation filter. Petten (NL), may 1985.

vrijdag, maart 06, 2020

From my shoebox #2

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.

donderdag, maart 05, 2020

From my shoebox #1

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.