On October 13th, Monomyth returned to the Nobel in Leiden, for another magical evening. Read the complete review here. The lights were not as good as the sound. Nevertheless, I made some nice pics of the evening which can be viewed in the Monomyth album, and in an album of the event on my Facebook page.
Last Thursday, it was for the first time in a very long time I went to see a band in the P60, Amstelveen. I had seen Birth of Joy before, long ago, but they have grown a lot as a band and taking their pictures was a nice challenge and lots of fun. P60 uploaded all of them in a Facebook album. RTVA published a review using some of my pictures, which you can read following this link.
April 9th of this year, I was invited to attend and take pictures of my friends' wedding at Scheveningen beach. It was a special ceremony during which the bride (from Colombia) gave her speech in Dutch, while the Dutch broom gave his in Spanish. I have just uploaded a selection of their wedding pictures to my album Weddings, under Life Events. Here, you will also find my pictures from three previous weddings. The picture above was taken at the start of the bride's bachelorette party (surprise succeeded).
I always take some time to process the pictures, share them with the married couple and make a selection for my website. Some ask for me to document the entire day starting at make up, while others only request pictures of the ceremony and a photoshoot. Last week, I photographed a wedding in Amsterdam of which pictures will soon be published here. Today I will attend yet another wedding! Love is in the air, and in my lens. So visit my website again soon for new lovely shots.
So, as I wrote in my blog post last month, Samothrace was touring Europe. And as it happened, on May 18, they played my old hometown Leiden! Who would have guessed? Of course I had to see them again, and document this show too. It was a very special and emotional evening, on the one side because they played my old hometown and I was joined by a lot of friends, but on the other side because Samothrace's dear old friend Adrian J. Guerra (Bell Witch) passed away very sudden the night before. His memory was felt and celebrated throughout their set. I can still feel it looking at the pictures I took that evening.
On May 21st, the Leidse Hout in Leiden was filled with sunshine and positive vibes for SummerJazz 2016. This festival is like an open air living room for friends and families, enjoying poppy jazz music and theater, while eating and drinking in the park. The weather was also great, in between several lesser days. And we enjoyed providing our daughter with her first music festival experience. Of course I brought my camera and made several pictures of both artists and atmosphere. The organisation has published a selection online, and so have I.
They're back! My dear friends from the US, Samothrace, just finished a two-week UK tour and are on their way to mainland Europe as I am writing this blog post. With my little family, I took the opportunity to see them perform in the Chameleon in Nottingham, where we stayed with some friends while on a short UK tour of our own. This time Monte Mccleery played bass guitar and he seems a good fit.