Fearless joy

I live near an elementary school and being a photographer means that I often work at home and hear the little children having their first break at school. It is truly a joy to hear the children screaming, yelling or just making weird noises. The total lack of fear of being judged by others is […]

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Amidst the chaos

We all have the innate ability to be still and not be part of the whirlwind that is generated by all of our obligations, worries, needs, desires and fears. As long as we can take refuge to a place in which we can be still. Like this boy. In the midst of a busy street […]

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Your inner child

I caught these wonderful children lying flat on their belly. Their plan? Let’s find out what the doves will do if we make ourselves even smaller and keep quiet…. When was the last time you let you inner child take the decision?

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Fun

I did a shoot recently of a band that covers The Beatles. An excellent band and the musicians are dear friends of mine. As I was hopping on and off the stage taking pictures, I also took a walk among the audience. I came across this mother swaying around her son. It was a lovely […]

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Peekaboo

  Although I wrote in my former blog post about being in need for a break after doing so much portraits, I am still doing at least one a week and enjoy it to the fullest. This time I focus on the many small local businesses in my Amsterdam neighbourhood . They play a significant […]

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Your highest power

Your highest spiritual power is your ability to laugh. To laugh HARD, no holding back and not being afraid to be looked upon as a crazy person or to feel vulnerable. It not only releases you from tension and gets your body to make all sorts of good feeling hormones, it also nuances the ‘problem’ […]

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Monkey!

Kids are amazing. When asking this little boy what the name of his cuddly toy was, a monkey, he glazed at me with a look of ‘well, what do you think?!’, responded with a short answer: ‘Monkey’! and continued his walk through the park…..  

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Wonder

When did you last just look at somebody with such a wonder and innocence like this boy? Just showing the other one your smile and your loving personality? We kind of lose that as we grow older. Magical things will happen though when we decide to do this very thing and to return the smile […]

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