It was 1982 and I lived in the center of Vlissingen. It was cozy, simple and always busy with tourists who came to the coastal town and port city for the many cultural events. Many pubs, restaurants and terraces and along the beach many beach bars … There was a lot of employment, fair earningsContinue reading “Vlissingen, 1982.”
Cycle Vision, the annual recumbent bike event organized by the Dutch recumbent association, took place in 2003 in Lelystad. Because of the COVID-19 measures I now started to rummage through my old negatives albums, I came across the photo reports that I made back then. I immediately recognized a few well-known celebrities among Dutch recumbentContinue reading “Cycle Vision in Lelystad, 2003”
In 1984, the year in which George Orwell foresaw a totally different world, the Vereniging Nederlandse Loodsen Sociëteit existed for 100 years and that fact was celebrated exuberantly with all kinds of festivities. At the moment I am digitizing my old negatives from that year 1984, because our society has now come to resemble theContinue reading “Vlissingen, 1984.”
analogue photography has something mysterious in the current digital age … the realization that I took these photos some 40 years ago makes me feel like an old man … I think it’s fantastic that there are still photographers who make their photos analog, although I notice that the technique of the darkroom is oftenContinue reading “old sailing ships on the Oosterschelde”
The rising fascism and the putting of the human economy above the natural pandemic annoys me terribly. Modern digital social media has destroyed the human capacity for news gathering, consultation and collaboration. To put things into perspective, to find a bit more distraction and to get through the current long dark winter evenings I tookContinue reading “old negatives with many fond memories”
36 years ago I decided to continue living with Marjan. no regrets !
I didn’t see a path through my life … it arose when I just walked … and hopefully, my path will disappear for my offspring because I used a lot of stuff that polluted … Sorry, but my excuses would be useless for them … a better path for future generations can be found in theContinue reading “My walk through life …”
I think my father (standing right) is about 18 years old when this photo was made… so the photo is about 100 years old! The photo fades away, I tried to get a bit more contrast in it. Nothing is eternal … My father apparently had a nice luxury bike! But my grandfather was alreadyContinue reading “Cycling ancesters”
A factory consists of machines; A company consists of people.
“The Furnace House is a nice story” is said in this video (5:10) and “blowing up the Furnace House with explosives is a milestone at Thermphos” That may apply to a demolition worker, but it is an insult to people who have worked there all their lives.It’s like when the executioner watches with great pleasureContinue reading “19 days left”
As long as my parents are deceased, I use a teaspoon with this logo without exception … I only inherited two identical ones … My father inherited the spoons from his father and often told me about the meaning of the letters IOGT. My grandfather had many specific principles and worldviews … and he wasContinue reading “IOGT”
I saw this video on Vimeo by Eduard Walhout. Beautifully made in honour of the reopening of the building on the boulevard …
What am I doing wrong, when many of my colleagues are younger than my daughter (who is about to have a birthday) ?
This video inspired me to start making more prints of my photos …