I have added Dutch writer Theun de Vries (1907–2005) to the [ Artists ] section of the portfolio. These photographs were taken in 2001. He could get very excited in a discussion about politics, as shown in the second photograph.
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The Rockers series was shot in 1977 and 1978. There are more than a thousand negatives in my archives and they are all shot in black & white as you can see on the [ Rockers portfolio ] page.
While going through my archives I recently found a return envelope, coming from the French magazine Photographiques and then it all came back to me. I had shot two rolls of 120 film in color because they had asked for a cover in color. Of those two films – each containing twelve pictures – I selected three. In the end Photographiques published all prints in black & white without informing me. Only decades later I found out that they were actually published because my son Max came across the issue on Ebay while searching for my work.
I decided to remaster the negatives because of slight damages in the background and put at least one of these prints up for sale as a limited edition museum quality print. The edition is limited to 50 prints. All prints are signed and numbered on the back of the photograph.
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By default a website is a work in progress. We keep adding content, maybe not daily or weekly, but there is no such thing as a definitive product, like a book or a magazine.
When I went into my umpteenth redesign of this site (since 1996) other projects came along. As a result many of you were encountered with a site that had basic information on it and some photographs but a complete representation of my work as a photographer was nowhere to be found.
Recently I finally found the time to add major functionality to this site:
[ Purchase Prints ]
You can now order limited edition prints directly from my store.
New categories were added to the portfolio page. Please note: Recent photographs are not on display, because I want to be able to have some material that is completely new and unseen by a broader public for publications and commercial use. However, I do occasionally post new photographs on the [ Photo Blog ]
[ Press ]
I hate marketing, but I accept the fact that people interested in my work like to know how others in the field think of my work, so the page ‘Testimonials’ was moved to the new Press page. Differentiating between information in print and on the web seemed to have become obsolete.
[ About ]
The about section underwent some major changes. Models who consider posing for me often have no clue where they are going and what the situation during the photo shoot will be, so I added some set photographs.
Also the exhibits section moved to the About page. It was never a complete list and it still needs to be updated with 2015 exhibits but the list seems of lesser importance now because photographers participate in exhibits to get exposure and sales from showcasing their works in a public space. With all the exposure one can get on the web, smaller galleries and art exhibits are rapidly losing relevance. I will explain this in further detail in a news item coming up soon.
[ Contact ]
Again to accommodate people who want to pose for me, I added a picture of the Nieuwmarkt where my photo studio resides and a google map for directions how to get there.