headshot

“Lex de Meester will take a portrait of you on a dyke close to the factory“, said Frank Balkenende.At first, I was not enthusiastic about the idea of seeing my old head on the front page of the newspaper, because I just got out of bed after the night shift.But when I heard that LexContinue reading “headshot”

35 years ago …

The most recent edition of Ligfiets& is on our kitchen table again. It is nice to read the article in which it is recalled that the association was established 35 years ago. A nice photo of a number of people who took the lead at the start of the Dutch recumbent culture.It reminds me ofContinue reading “35 years ago …”

BEFORE – AFTER

Sometimes I spend hours post-processing a photo … sometimes even days … and that is the best part of the hobby!When recording the raw material you have to make a quick decision, because there are people walking straight through the image, the light changes every moment, you have cold half-frozen fingers, the batteries are almostContinue reading “BEFORE – AFTER”

Intimate portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

I enjoyed these photos … inspiring!  Callie Shell’s new book shares candid images from the 10 years she spent photographing the family Bron: Intimate portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Marjan on the cover of Rolling Stone

Okay, not really on Rolling Stone, but on the front page of Op de Hoogte. The magazine of IVN Walcheren. One of her photos was chosen by the editors for the magazine. The other photos can be seen from 1 June at the exhibition in the Schellach cheese farm.

Max van Weezel (1951-2019)

Bron: Max van Weezel (1951-2019): zinnebeeld van de Haagse journalistiek | De Volkskrant I grew up with the interpretation of Max. Of all the journalists who mattered, his method appealed to me the most. His voice over the radio led me through the political landscape of the Netherlands. My political paradigm is largely a legacyContinue reading “Max van Weezel (1951-2019)”

the changing climate

I often consider memes have the same function as photos … they tell more than a thousand words. During discussions on climate change and energy transition that I have with friends and colleagues, I often think of memes I’ve seen. It strikes me that the meaning of words and concepts is slowly but surely changing.Continue reading “the changing climate”

IOGT

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”

Robert Capa

This text shows how a documentary photographer works … with feeling and empathy … because objective stories and photos do not exist. Lorant immediately assigned Capa to do a story for Picture Post about the camps, but the photographer could not yet bear to face the humiliation that his Spanish comrades were having to endure at theContinue reading “Robert Capa”

The future of photography ?

Image processing taken to the next level ? Is Meero the future of photography ? On their site they explain :  “How can an algorithm perform as well as a professional photographer when executing such a subjective and complex task? The answer resides in the principle of gradient-based learning. By using a deep neural networkContinue reading “The future of photography ?”

Women of the world

My Lady gave me a nice gift.A book.A photo book.A photo book with portraits.An atlas.THE ATLAS OF BEAUTY. women of the world in 500 portraits If a picture tells a thousand words,then a portrait of a woman tells a hundred thousand words … A book with fifty million words ! When reading this book, IContinue reading “Women of the world”