Doing Street photography well takes courage. Step 1: prepare yourself. It takes courage to photograph on the street. When you are insecure about yourself, it can be tough to step out and shoot on the street although you can use your camera as a shield. You still have to be present. How to prepare yourself?… Continue reading Street photography courage in 5 steps
Table Dancing… Hoorn, The Netherlands
Happy New Year! May all your hopes and dreams, ideas and goals come to life. Rocket Man Just after the start of 2018 this young man watched how his rocket arrow soars through the sky to ignite with a flash and a bloom of fireworks.
Sweet Bakery It’s the last day of the year. Fireworks shops sell out and the last groceries are being bought for New Year’s Eve. The treat that everyone wants on the table is what is called in the Netherlands an ‘Oliebol’. To get the last ones before they sell out people stand in line at… Continue reading Sweet Bakery… Hoorn, The Netherlands
Sint Maarten Every year in 11 November children from the christian parts of The Netherlands celebrate Sint Maarten. In the days prior to 11 November the children make a lampion at school and walk along the front doors of the neighboring houses to sing songs and receive a treat. Sint Maarten originates from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Martin%27s_Day
The perfect picture Imagine, you are hooked on new clothing. And you work in one of the hottest clothing stores in Alkmaar. And the delivery man delivers a box with new sweaters. What do you do? You have to try them on and make an Instagram photo. Standing on the armrest of the shop couch,… Continue reading The perfect picture… Alkmaar, The Netherlands.
Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality It is the age of the smartphone; the internet is our new life, our social network. Just a few years ago we would buy a magazine, or a newspaper to read while we waited. Or make a chat with the person next to you. But we live our lives… Continue reading Only the smartphone, disconnected from reality.
The man with the white sunglasses #4 Every year at the beginning of summer farmers and their families in rural North-Holland gather in Opmeer to celebrate the summer. The annual country fair (de landbouwtenstoonstelling). People gather round to meet farmers, Enjoy the horse shows and see the animals. Walking around I came across this man.… Continue reading Man with the white glasses #4… Opmeer, The Netherlands
The Pilgrim All roads lead to Rome. In a way this is true. Through the ages, every road that was built in Europe would end up on the doorstep of the ceasars and the popes in Rome. We now have a European high-speed motorway that brings you quick to every corner of Europe. But the ancient pilgrim routes… Continue reading The Pilgrim… Tuscany, Italy