Netherlands from above

Digital shots, view from a Cessna on a clear day above Lelystad, The Netherlands. A perfect display of our use of the landscape, and an impression of life above sea level.

Steichen Portraits

This series is based on a photograph taken by the great photographer Edward Steichen of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This shoot was my first time shooting and subsequently developing 4×5 negatives. I found it a real learning experience with beautiful result.

Heijplaat

A triptych portrait of a baker.

Shot on Kodak Portra 400 medium format film with a Mamiya 645 Pro TL.

Exploring this quirky little working class village, nestled in a hub for Maritime industry.

Pushing

Experimentation is a large part of the work that I make. Besides striving to create something that is aesthetically interesting and able to raise questions, I challenge myself to learn new ways of achieving a photographic product.

What I did for the following selection of pictures was Push the film. What this means is that I took a standard roll of Fomapan 100 (ISO 100) and loaded in my camera. However I dialled my camera’s exposure in at ISO 400. This means I am exposing the film 2 stops above it’s recommended speed.

After this I also compensated the development time by multiplying the regular time for ISO 100 by 2.25. (in this case 8min became 18min.)

The result of pushing film is higher grain and contrast.

    

One Stop Shop

I’ve been exploring analog photography for a little over a year now. In this time I have been honing my skills as not only a photographer but also developer and artist in general. In this I have become fascinated with the idea of Shooting, developing and publishing in the same day and becoming a ‘ One Stop Shop’ so I am able to also help others with their photo’s.

Film: Agfa APX 100             Developer: Ilford DD-X

First shot – in the camera store

Remnants of snow

Parliament walls

Old among new

Old among new

Wrong moment

Dencity

Stack

Look Up

Empty

Look Up II

Teenagers

Silhouette

Empty II

Distracted 

View

Empty III

Empty IV

No more travels I

No more travels II

No more travels III

No more travels IV

No more travels V

Shadow

Revisited

Trees

Buddy

Pathway I

Pathway II

Pathway III

Sunkiss I

First Flowers

Rocket Ship I

Rocket Ship II

A Quiet Place I

I experience ghost sounds in my deafest ear, things like clicks, beeps, hissing sounds etc. Because of these sounds I cannot experience complete silence anymore. If I am in a completely silent room, within minutes it will become difficult because I cannot focus on anything else but those sounds.  For this reason I started going for walks in nature areas. These places always gave me peace of mind, but the wind through the trees became a soothing crutch, my new silence.

As I explore places, in search of silence, I find places that I can photograph ‘quietly.’ To counter that, I also find places where the noise of human interference is visible. This I try to portray in a way that it creates a small narrative, or at least the structure of a narrative for the viewer to fill in themselves.

Exploring the North in Black&White

The old villages among the hills are a great source of inspiration and a beautiful escape from town/city life. We visited Delph with my grandmother. Shooting in the cemetery we were approached by an old man. We thought we were in trouble, but it turned out he was the gentleman taking care of the park and trying to get things to grow again. He came to apologise for the fact there were so many leaves that the gravestones weren’t visible. Eventually he told us about the history of the town and the churches.

Someday I would love to live here.

Shot on Fomapan 100.

 

 

Decommissioned and Abandoned Church

Highstreet

Outlook from the Parsonage

Outlook from the Parsonage II

The sign of a great pint

Perfect Parsonage

Mother & Son

Highstreet II

View from the Cemetery

Shaky graves

19th century cemetery

The bridge that connects everything

The reservoir

House with a view

Rolling fog over the hills

Exploring the North in Colour

Exploring the area around my Grandparents house. I have no solid memories of this place so every time I come here it’s like a new place to explore. The only thing I do remember well is the Tandle Hill Monument on top of the hill. So me and my brother decided we were going to make it up to the monument and look out over the neighbouring towns and the incredibly steep hills.

Shot on Agfa 200.

 

 

 

Expired Experiment

I found this roll of film in my boss’ basement. I decided to shoot it one day to see if it would be any good.

Fuji Superia 100 120mm medium format film, Expired in July 1992. So I compensated 1 stop ISO (50)

This isn’t a bus, this is a metaphor.

 

When someone is sick, in a way that isn’t going to be solved quickly, people always rush to comfort and help this person. We bring them their favourite things, we take them to appointments, we do everything within our power to ease their suffering.

But there comes a time for most people that they have put in enough effort. That moment one realises that this person may never get better. Psychologically it can be very straining to deal with an illness, but also with an ill person.

Sadly a large percentage of people who are either terminally ill or have no prospects of their sickness ever going away, that experience the loss of friends more so than others. They are abandoned. Not  by any intention or anguish, its just the way it works in some cases.

 

The Invading Landscape

8 weeks ago I started on a documentary series about local farms dying out. This ended up turning into a landscape documentary exploring the invading modern ways of greenhouse farming and it’s slow creep towards the remaining local farms.

(Digital photographs.)