From behind the back window

Since we are amidst a global shift of consciousness due to the Corona pandemic, and people are distancing and getting closer up at the same time, I have shifted my photography more towards the many vintage cars in my hometown Amsterdam. As I was cycling on my city bike on the Amsterdam canals, I saw […]

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Inspired by your limitations

I have written about my Leica M8 many times before…and sure I will write things that I have written in some form or another before, but this camera is truly magical. In many ways that is, but foremost the fact that it has some limitations that put off many photographers of buying an otherwise amazing […]

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Transcending parenthood

After looking at this photograph, you probably think : ,oh well, just another cute kitten’. I understand. However, for me the photograph represents something way bigger. If you follow this blog, you probably know that I am the proud father of an amazing daughter. At 20 years old, she is not a teenager anymore. During her […]

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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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Curve ball

As we walk on our path, we soon discover that the journey we call life is never a straight line from A to B. Life keeps throwing curve balls at you. Being happy for me means keeping your focus on the big picture. In that way, you’ll discover that everything that crosses your path is […]

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Sabrina Starke

I have a weak spot for the Dutch singer Sabrina Starke. Not only because of her music, voice and presence, but also her look on life. I heard an interview with her a couple of years ago on the radio about the Buddhist teachings she has adopted. She came across as a lovely, warm and […]

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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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Vintage

Everyday is an opportunity to have a blissful moment. An encounter with someone who sticks in your mind or is a start of something meaningful, being a witness of something beautiful or just having something ‘click’. Last week I added a new lens to my camera gear. It’s the Voigtlander 35mm 1,4 MC lens. It’s […]

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What I Have To Offer

Although I am a huge fan of Mark E Everett and his band Eels, due to some personal little earthquakes last year I had a difficult time listening to his music that has often a melodramatic character. He is a master in expressing the struggle he has with romance and love: What I Have To […]

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