2023-08-28 12:24:09 UTC
I had never been at an “encierro”. Patiently we waited for the bulls to run by. After that we walked towards “la plaza” and I had a look inside. Suddenly the gates closed and a surge of energy went through the people. I panicked because involuntarily I found myself among…
A parallel society in rural Spain
2023-08-03 13:36:01 UTC
La Carrera Vicente Martín is an annual running race for young and old in La Zarza de Pumareda
La Zarza is a village in western Spain 12 km from the Portuguese border in the province of Salamanca. It is located in the Unesco-protected natural park Las Arribes del Duero. It…
10 years the book
2023-03-06 11:45:36 UTC
Currently I am running a crowdfunding campaign for 10 years, a book about the Barcelona based floral design brand Rita Flowers. It is a photography book with a selection of the photographs that I’ve made for Rita Flowers since 2013 when Marga created the brand. In this blog…
Barcelona June 2020
2020-06-09 15:56:00 UTC
Last week I spent a day in the center of Barcelona after the government had lifted the lockdown. A unique opportunity to experience the city without tourists. Until July 2020 we will have Barcelona to ourselves
We wandered through El Barrio Gótico and El Born and little by little our…
The process of the City Lights project
2020-01-30 18:09:42 UTC
Recently Ritaflowers launched a new product line: City Lights. During the autumn of 2019 I photographed and filmed the publicity campaign
We set out as a project to research how flowers can visually improve life in the city of Barcelona, and how flowers can improve one’s life in general. Additionally,…
2019-09-14 08:59:35 UTC
One of the perks of being a documentary photographer is that one can tell the story of one’s personal life in photographs
I was the team manager of ultra-cyclist Jacques Helderop for his 24 hours race, the 24h Gran Fondo on the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.
The task of the team…
2019-03-17 08:31:36 UTC
Enter “stunning photography” in Google and you´ll find colourful images of spectacular wide angle landscapes, portraits of mostly young people with flawless skins and other photos with striking colours
In my opinion the value of these stunning pictures is overrated. I dare say that quite a number of them show…
235 large format 1950ies color negatives
2018-12-11 08:46:00 UTC
In my possession is a collection of 235 large format color negatives. The images are portraits of common people, taken in a studio setting. We see children, couples, families, dogs and photos of single people. The photographer is, the then highly recommended, Foto Americain at the Wagenstraat in The Hague…
How about equipment?
2018-10-07 07:29:00 UTC
Recently I bought a new lens, the Voigtlander 40mm F2 SLII
For my documentary photography I used to use auto focus lenses, an obvious choice because the photographer can react faster since the lens focuses automatically. I have changed my mind.
The digital camera gives us the opportunity to review…
How involved is the photographer?
2017-12-31 19:45:01 UTC
To what extent should the photographer be involved with the couple on the wedding day and the preparations of the wedding?
In a previous blog post I wrote: “The task of the wedding photographer is to tell the story of the bridal couple and their families on the special day.…