De Versafdeling at music venue De SuperMarkt in The Hague (which is closed forever since 1 January) was the place to be for new musical talent from The Hague and surroundings, to show the audience their best stuff. 3VOOR12/Den Haag covered those evenings with reports on its website, and I was at the final (XL) edition for some pictures. Read the full article here.
One of the bands that evening was Medicine Jet: "A psylectrodelic rock 'n roll band born in the Hague, ready to fly out and bomb the universe with exploding pills of ground-pounding psychedelica, accompanied by comfortable melodies and thundering grooves". Because the band also was December's 3voor12/Den Haag Selecteert Act, I met the guys during the daytime for a fotoshoot in the Palace Garden of The Hague. Read the full article here.
It has become a tradition at 3VOOR12/Den Haag at the end of each year to organise special sessions with interviews, photoshoots and video recordings. Last year's most controversial, successful and remarkable acts from the region are being brought together for one day at a special location.
This year, the sixth edition took place in the closing venue SuperMarkt. I enjoyed doing a photoshoot with Hague musicians JARA, but even more so with stoner/krautrockers Monomyth.
I am participating as photographer in the Dutch project Leraren van Nederland (Teachers of The Netherlands).
This is Carmel de Groot at the Leonardo da Vinci school in Leiden.
The goal of the project is to take portraits of 1% of all teachers in The Netherlands, as an ode to this beautiful old profession. With the project we share the stories of those man and woman getting up every morning to teach our children and making the best of it.
9 November was a dark enough day for P60's Black Metal Fest. After Black Decades and Saille, my friends of Terzij de Horde climbed the stage, and Winterfylleth was there to close the fest. I was there to take pictures of my tall hairy friend and his fellow black metal musicians.
National travelling free music festival Popronde returned to my home town, Leiden, on 30 October 2014. During this evening, some 30 acts performed in small venues, bars and record stores. I visited some of them to capture these new talents on my camera. Read the complete article here.
31 October, Halloween 2014, Textures played their final performance in their 10th Anniversary Tour of their debut album Polars. Remembering how they played at my student association (VSL Catena) around the time of this debut album, I was happy to visit P60 and take some nice shots of this epic evening.