IJmuiden has faced some fierce bombardments during W.O. II. The Germans had built around 15 bunkers in the dunes to withstand the bombardments, after the Dutch resistance had been knocked done quite effortlessly. The bunkers have also withstand the decades of wear & tear and are accessible to the public. As a result of that, the bunkers are being played on by children and used as a canvas for graffiti artists. This gives birth to a great contrast between the gray, functional design of the bunkers and the playful nature of the children and the graffiti.
I truly love wet plate photography. Very labour intensive, but the results are amazing, stunning and magical. Having said that I don’t aspire to actually do wet plate photography myself. I requires patience, time and dedication I simply don’t have. So, the picture you see here is shot with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone. The results are surely not on par with the real thing, but sometimes quite pleasing like this one. This piece of art ‘Squares with two circles’ is made by Barbara Hepworth in ’63-’64. The shape of this piece and the contrast of color and shapes inspired me to use the wet plate preset. If you are interested in real wet plate photography, make sure to check out the excellent work of this photographer.
Nothing to add to what I’ve already said in this post 🙂
Everybody needs a bit of ‘me-time’ once and awhile, don’t we? The scenery you see here is a great place to be; the woods surrounding the Kroller Muller Museum. Next to me, my beloved Yashica TLR. When processing the picture I noticed the pockets of my pants stuffed with my keys and iPhone. Pants with pockets like that are very handy when traveling light but not so elegant I suppose. Well, not that of an issue when you’re all alone in the woods….;-)
Browsing through some analog medium format pictures today and found this one. Just recently I read about taking selfies being associated with narcissism and mental disorder. Being a) an avid photographer b) taking the hassle of analog and c) use the internet to fulfill my need for attention sums it all up then 😉