farewell meeting for Marjan’s pension in a bar …

an impression in photos   It’s hard to get some important moments (without flash) inside a typically old Dutch bar…   I like to make portraits the most… Some situations need to be edited during post-processing …     many photos will be special because some people are rarely photographed…     new and oldContinue reading “farewell meeting for Marjan’s pension in a bar …”

archiving is progressing

  Marjan is lucky. Her father was a mate (deck officer) and sailed all over the world. In the many letters that her mother wrote to her father, a picture of the Netherlands in the fifties was described. Of course, Marjan now also gets a good impression of how her parents were …. Unfortunately, IContinue reading “archiving is progressing”

situations at home

I came home from work and found Marjan busy reading old letters from her parents ….       one of the famous “old shoeboxes” ….                               documentarization is a separate discipline  and can be done best in the evening withContinue reading “situations at home”

coloring an old B&W photo

Lochem , 1930.   I made a photo of this photo that I found in an old album from my sister ….   My mother 16 years old. She paid this official portrait photo of her first salary that she earned as a chambermaid. It was made at a local photography-shop in Lochem, the Netherlands.Continue reading “coloring an old B&W photo”


Marjan started to make photos of mushrooms …. She uses my small camera now …   a Canon S120   So I’m without that little handy devil from now on … ;-(  Like all women, she is amazing creative with her makeup mirror …   It’s the only way to see the bottom.   She understoodContinue reading “#rednailsandmushrooms”

some 100 years ago

  And a hundred years later you can still see that the photographer did not work neatly in developing and printing this photo. The picture was taken at Zwolle train station, according to the letters ZL on the board. When I see this, I tend to print photos in my dark room in the old-fashionedContinue reading “some 100 years ago”