I recently visited an exposition by Anri Sala in the GEM museum in The Hague. Sala is an Albian artist who has won the Vincent Award (named after Van Gogh and not me obviously….). His work of art contains video art combined with different performances of the Clash’s Should I stay or should I go and a drumkit that drums on its own. It did not particular got my attention, but this scene did. Although its was pitch dark, knowing my camera inside out I quickly grabbed it, set the aperture on the F2,0 and the shutter speed on 1/15 combined with a ISO of 320. By leaning against a wall and having a fairly steady grip, I managed to take this picture. I am quite content with it as it represents the atmosphere of the room perfectly.
I like traveling by train. That’s to say, not during rush hour. I recently visited the Boymans Museum in Rotterdam and traveling by train to the centre of the city is the most convenient way to get to the Boymans Museum. As I was waiting for my train to leave the Central Station, I was looking through the dirty window of the compartment (kind of drifting away). My eyes caught this couple. She was taking the same train and had to say goodbye to her boyfriend. It was a wonderful, heartwarming but foremost a cinema-graphic scene. I took some pictures right away; one in colour and this one. This one is a bit more dramatic and therefore better in black and white. Click on the photo to enlarge.
As my daughter and I crossed Times Square, this man walked towards the tribune which is situated just there. The intense look on his face and the sign he was holding made me grab my camera and take this picture. After that, I watched him sort of fall into the bunch of people who sat on the tribune. A lot of thoughts crossed my mind and one was: what makes people having the urge to do these sort of things?
I recently visited New York along with my daughter. A wish of ours finally fulfilled. It has been a fantastic experience, in many ways. I took this picture on top of the Rockefeller Center, at the observation deck. I like the composition and to be honest; I got the idea when looking downwards to a woman taking a (seemingly) similar picture with her smart phone. I rarely use the 21 mm Voigtlander lens (about 28mm on the M8), but it is just right for this kind of pictures.