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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.......

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......

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......

  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......

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......

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 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......

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......

  Wheel Man Amsterdam, THE bicycle capital of the world. There are more than 881.000 bikes in Amsterdam. With 851.000 citizens in Amsterdam. Every citizen has a bike. Grandpa, Grandma. Baby and toddler and anyone in between. All those bicycles need servicing. To transport those......

Girl with a camera Photographing the birds that were soaring by. While the ferry coasted forward the birds soared on the winds that past the ship. Annabel was photographing the almost rhythmic movement as the bird flew in the air. Trying to capture the formations in......

Driving together While you are getting older sometimes your body won’t cooperate anymore. While in the past you’d love to walk together with your partner or husband. That would almost be impossible if you have a scoot mobile and he does not. But if your husband is......

  Smartphone girl on a ferry It’s just a 20-minute ferry trip to the Dutch island of Texel. Listening to music from her smartphone is almost a zen moment while this girl gazes out the window just before reaching the port of Den Burg. Like......

Mommie’s home… Schiphol, The Netherlands Finally mommie’s home. Lotte waited until mommie finally returned from her trip abroad. waving until she would see her. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to receive image updates, street photography info and personal insights directly into......

Smartphone and Coffee on a ferry… Den Helder, The Netherlands Den Helder, Just before embarking to the Dutch island of Texel, a 20min ferry trip this girl had only eyes for her smartphone. Traveling alone with a cup of coffee. Like this post? Subscribe to my......

Incognito… Somewhere in the world Sometimes you want to be incognito. Nobody recognizes you, be with yourself. Just disappear for a bit. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to receive image updates, street photography info and personal insights directly into your mailbox!  ......

Playing kids with mother… Texel, The Netherlands Sea, Dunes but no sunshine. That is the recipy for true play. Running and rolling off dunes are the real fun when the sun is gone and it is cold. But mother wants to leave. See if you......

Women with a smile… Berlin, Germany Some people are so lovely. During a workshop my assignment was to ask 10 people if i could make a street portrait of them. The exercise was that i had to get 10 no’s. This lady agreed with my......

Mother and Daughter in Alexanderplatz. It was a pouring and rainy day in Berlin. While photography on the street for a street photography workshop in Berlin in November 2017. Rushing by, almost dragging her daughter. It looks like she was forced to walk quicker and......

Jonathan and Nicolet visit Cortona on the move Every year when we visit Italy for our annual family vacation and we go in july or august we try to visit the Cortona on the move photo festival. It depends on where we are in Italy if we are able to visit. In 2017 we were near enough so that......

The Man with the Dog. Shopping, women see it as a fun day out. Buying clothes looking at furniture and the men tag along. Waiting until it’s time for coffee and cake. But shopping is not something men prefer. Except when it’s for cars(then even......

Mario Boy A huge fan of Mario Bros. This boy I found at the Den Haag train station. He was so kind to stand still for a nice portrait. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to receive image updates, street photography info......

Queerly waiting for a train The train is truly a transport for all walks of life. Young – old, Man – Women, Gay – lesbian, It does not matter everyone waits for the same train. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to......

The Tram Citizen of The Hague take their daily commute in a tram in The Hague or Den Haag like they say in The Netherlands. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to receive image updates, street photography info and personal insights directly into your......

Watching the wall During the ‘Jerusalem Stone’ exhibition of Ad van Denderen in Huis Marseille, a women watched the installation in the basement of the museum. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to receive image updates, street photography info and personal insights......

Privately Connected Alone, leaning against a pillar in an industrial area of Maastricht. Concentrated on his phone waiting for a friend. Like this post? Subscribe to my newsletter and be the first to receive image updates, street photography info and personal insights directly into your mailbox!  ......

    Christmas tree burnings During the annual communal Christmas tree burning people from the local community bring their Christmas trees to a district park where the fire department creates a huge bonfire with all the submitted Christmas trees. A real local gathering where neighbours......