Intense

Art, Music

The man pictured on this photograph is Ty Taylor of the band Vintage Trouble . They are supporting ACDC on their tour right now and visited Rotterdam on their own where they performed at the Metropolis Festival. I was totally blown away by their performance but managed to take some pictures though. They are not only excellent musicians but great performers as well, making them an awesome subject for my photography. They all expressed so much intensity that it transferred to the audience. I was jumping and moving around to get rid of all the excess energy I got from their presence and performance. Music is such a beautiful thing!
Vintage Trouble@Metropolis Festival Rotterdam July 5 2015_VincentVanKleef (25 of 37)

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Tony Bennett

Art, Music, People

This very weekend I visited the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, along with my girlfriend, her sister and daughter. One of the acts was the famous crooner Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga. The venue was jam-packed as there were a lot of ‘little monsters’ as Lady Gaga likes to call her fans, but sure enough Tony has his fair share of fans as well. At 88 years (!) old he needs to use the autocue and does not manage to sing perfect pitched anymore, but he still got ‘it’ for sure. What strikes me most besides the seemingly odd combination with Lady Gaga and her impressive voice, is the joy Tony expresses and the fact that at his very advanced age he still is able to do what he does best: singing and entertaining the audience. Truly an inspiration and proof that age is just a number.Tony Bennett

The Amsterdam NDSM shipyard

Street

I recently visited the Amsterdam NDSM shipyard. The NDSM shipyard has been one of the largest shipyards in Amsterdam, and is now developing itself into a creative city at the north bank of the IJ river. Where  events such as Over het IJ Festival, Valtifest, Amsterdam Water Festival and NDSM Vrijhaven are hosted today as well as monumental art in public space. It is immensely photogenic and in one afternoon I have shot pictures like this one, this onethis one and this one. I took the picture featured in this post in one of the halls. I like the rhythm and the butter smooth bokeh of the awesome Summilux lens. More pictures to come! 🙂

 

 

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