From the rooftop overlooking the fireworks in the center of Amsterdam.
It is almost genetic, I guess. I was brought up in a family with a super 8mm camera and later a video 8. It was mainly my mother’s hobby but my father had to push the buttons. I always doubted his true interest for film, because he did not use the camera very often. Unless of course, there was snow outside. My father could spend endless meters of expensive Kodak film just to document his car under a fresh deck of snow.
I am more into filming people and I do not own a car. That would be a real burden in an overcrowded city such as Amsterdam with little or no space to park the vehicle. Like my father I rarely film, but this seems to be changing lately. I grew very fond of the film options most modern camera have.
Here is my impression of Amsterdam during a few days of snow.
Once in a blue moon I spend an afternoon with John Melskens, one of Amsterdam’s finest street photographers. We don’t go that far into the city and we don’t spend more than one or two hours, but we always come back with something interesting.
These results I usually post on my street photography site hvdk.com as a complete series. Yesterday we went out with a different goal in mind. I was going to make a short film of him at work.
It was fun, but after filming for about an hour I wanted to take some photographs too. I took three and there was one I liked so I am posting it here instead of on hvdk.com where I tend to post larger series. Soon I will be posting the video after the editing is done in this same category, that is of course if the final product is any good.