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Afgelopen oud & nieuw heb ik Jordan geholpen met het installeren van een foto-studio in z'n eigen kamer. Natuurlijk moesten we het uitproberen, en dit is het resultaat:
My friend Vlad trains at Raw Power Baarn. A few months ago I went to one of his training sessions, and I was very impressed by not only their strength of body but also of the mind. Vlad knows exactly what kind of signals his body sends, which pain he can push through, and when to stop.
Most of the photos I shot on Ilford Delta 3200. Back then I still used an old light meter that turned out to be very inaccurate in dark situations, so unfortunately the film was heavily underexposed. I'm quite happy with the result I got, though, it came out much better than I expected (after I did a lot of measurements and printed with the highest filtration for the most contrast).
Dit jaar zijn we weer naar Kroatië gegaan, en hebben we een heel aantal 360/180-graden panorama's geschoten. Daarnaast ook een hoop zwart-wit foto's met mijn Hasselblad 500 C/M. Hier onder vind je er alvast twee, de rest moet ik nog afdrukken en scannen.
These are the first photos I've taken with my Hasselblad 500 C/M. I was actually planning of shooting in black & white mostly, but since I had some unused colour film in my fridge I thought it would be a good idea to practice with that. Turns out I really like the result! The colours are vivid, but still look natural, and the bokeh of the lens is simply terrific. I love this camera!
One of my favourite photographers, Stephan Vanfleteren, seems to shoot Kodak T-Max 400 film (the film is labeled Kodak 400TMY as you can see in some of his portraits). I wanted to give the film a try too, so I met up with my friend and willing subject Matthijs for a Sunday morning photoshoot in the park. Here is the first result.
Ever since I got two old cameras for my birthday last year, I've been drawn more and more towards analogue photography. You know, the kind that involves negatives and chemical processing, and where you don't have to worry about getting dust on your sensor. There is a certain mistery in not knowing how the photo will turn out to be. There really is a thrill in cycling to the photo store and looking at the negatives on their light table. Also I seem to stay more "in the flow" while shooting, rather than breaking it by inspecting the LCD display. This worked very well for the shoot with Selina. And finally I just love the look of real black & white photos made with old optics!
There are downsides, of course. The major one is that it seems to be impossible to scan an entire negative without having one or two cat hairs on them...
My old website has been online for april 2006. Since that time it has grown considerably. My focus also moved from software engineering to photography, and this new design makes that a lot clearer. Some of the webpages may not yet be available. Don't worry, most of it will be ported in the next few weeks. If you're missing something, let me know and I'll give it priority.
I've also put the photos online of a photoshoot with model Selina. This was the first time for me doing a model-shoot with my old Flexaret IV twin-lens reflex medium format camera. I must say I'm very pleased with the result! Having only 12 frames on a roll is a nice break from shooting with a 7 FPS digital SLR.
Deze foto heb ik geschoten in Haarlem. Het is een monumentaal gebouw, en heeft daardoor een tragisch verhaal. Vanwege het label "monumentaal" wordt het niet afgebroken, maar het kost ook zo veel om op te knappen dat dat ook niet gebeurt. Voor mij was het een mooi beeld van het thema crisis.
De foto is gemaakt met een Meopta Flexaret IV, een middenformaat tweeogige spiegelreflexcamera uit de jaren '60, deze zomer gekocht in Praag, Tsjechië. De film was Kodak Tri-X 400, de afdruk is ruim 40x40 cm op mat papier.
Op zondag 7 november worden de foto’s geveild. De fotografen die hieraan meewerken zijn: Caro Bonink, Yvonne Witte, Annelore van Herwijnen, Liza de Rijk, Maaike Koning, Marc Faase, Diana Scherer en Sybren A. Stüvel.
Een quootje over de crisiskunst:
Kunst in tijden van crisis gaat over ondernemerschap en creativiteit. Hoe maak je kunst zonder subsidie? Bedrijven worden gevraagd hun afvalproductie in te leveren om kunst van te maken, (straat)muzikanten worden uitgenodigd om in het park te musiceren, fotografen van Noord leggen de crisis op beeld vast en de foto’s worden geveild in het park. Crisiskunst organiseren we samen met Stichting Kunstenaars&CO. Kunstenaars krijgen de opdracht om gedurende zes weken een project te realiseren zonder subsidie, op z´n Berlijns.
In Prague I bought an old Flexaret IV, a twin-lens reflex camera from the 1960's. I was very happy with it, until it gave a short "click" even with a shutter speed of 1 sec. The shutter refused to open! When I developed the film it was clear that when I bought the camera it was still in working condition, and it had also survived the trip back to Amsterdam. After some messing about with a screwdriver and the moving bits of the camera I found out that the self-timer was stuck. Moving some pins around got it un-stuck, and so I have a working camera once again!
The camera refuses to work when it is closed but has no film in it. One thing I figured out while toying with it, was that it does work properly without film when the back has been opened. So if you're unsure whether to buy such a camera and you want to give it a try without wasting film, just open the back.