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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Our daughter (although divorced, I prefer to say ‘our’ instead of ‘my’) turns 20 this month. That makes her no longer a teenager which, on itself, is something I have to digest…as I come to think about it. I strongly, besides being overwhelmed with love, recall realizing moving a generation up when I held her for […]

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Listening

I have a daily routine in which  I read a passage of Sonia Choquette’s book Grace, Guidance and Gifts. It’s a book you never finish and in that way is a companion on your life’s journey. There a some profound wisdom in it, for example about listening: To listen to others is… to learn from […]

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Flyin’ Vinny

When I got to play in my first band, the band members used to call me ‘Flying Vinny’ because I often close my eyes and drop my head backwards when playing a solo on the guitar. I like this nickname and see other guitarists doing just the same 🙂  

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Aligned and well

When I was shooting for a storytelling project I am conducting these days for the city of Amsterdam, my path crossed that of Sjuul. Sjuul is, besides an awesome guy, a personal trainer and movement/mobility/Capoeira specialist. We had a chat and decided to have an impromptu photo shoot which turned out quite well. Jules knows every […]

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Sandro & Claude

‘True love shines through one’s eye’ This sentence popped up in my mind when I thought about Sandro Miller and his wife Claude. I still cherish meeting the famous photographer Sandro Miller and Claude. As if meeting a photographer with such an immense talent was not already enough to have a profound impact on me, meeting him […]

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