April saw the launch of the 3voor12 Leiden platform and website. Some very busy weeks filled with editorial work, meetings, and concerts followed. In May I got the chance to photograph another wedding. And last month I was asked to photograph a funeral.
August is time for a nice family holiday on Crete. A holiday which quickly filled with me planning to process all those pictures that are still only stored in RAW. Luckily it is too hot to work on a computer all day every day. So, I will leave you some of my latest wedding photos.
Winter came and left again. We've had ice, we've had snow, we've had storms and I preferred to stay indoors playing with fire and little zombies.
In the meantime, I have been working hard for my unpaid jobs with the Dutch Association for the Study of Pleistocene Mammals (WPZ), which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year with its own WPZ University! And taking the next steps with 3voor12 Leiden. Our first interview was published in LOS Magazine and can be read here, on page 23.
To celebrate spring, I took my camera, and daughter, to Blijdorp Zoo and saw all the cute newborns, including a baby rhino! A selection of pictures has been added in the Fauna album here on my website.
Well hello there. I am back! My website was offline for the past month due to some technical issues. But I am back online, with a little help from my friends. So, what happened since my last blog post?
I went on an assignment to take portret pictures of pregnant ladies. It was a nice new experience, which I hope to practice more often. Thinking of my own pregnancy in 2015, how I felt and all the changes your body goes through (which do not necessarily make you feel pretty), helped me to make the women feel comfortable with themselves and the camera.
Of course, December was filled with the usual holiday celebrations. I took some quality time off with my family, in a cabin in the woods. And we had a great celebration of our daughter's first birthday, with a beautiful Miffy cake!
Last but not least, I have been working on a new project; a startup for 3voor12 Leiden! During my days as a photographer with 3voor12 Den Haag, I found the need for Leiden's own platform and editors. Today, the first writers and photographers are aboard, a webdomain bought and a more detailed plan (along with funding opportunities) is in the making. I am siked! And ready for 2017!
A sunday evening in November, international postrock in P60, with pg.lost from Sweden, Alcest from France and MONO from Japan. The pictures, published here on the P60 Facebook page, tell the rest. Or you can read a nice review about the evening on Written in Music.
Not every couple in love gets married, and some of them sign a registered partnership, which feels as secretly getting married though. That is when this couple asked me to take pictures during the day. They are prove they are in love, registered partners with a small gathering of family and friends as witnesses, and exchanging rings symbolising their union. It is always fun to combine interests especially when there are motorcycles involved.
I have to admit I had never heard of ZEUS before. Seeing the famous Dutch name Jeroen van Koningsbrugge (I too am a fan of his work) as one of its members, my attention is drawn. Listening to their latest single, I signed up for the photo assignment in P60. Preparing for last night, I found out that my first evening with this band was also going to be my last, as this was their second to last show ever. Playing their music and reading about their influences, I do not get why I had never heard of them before. Now, all we have left are the pictures... which are published here on the P60 Facebook page.