I am participating as photographer in the Dutch project Leraren van Nederland (Teachers of The Netherlands).
This is Paulien van der Kruijf at Marecollege 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.
Werfpop is one of the larger Dutch free music festivals, established in 1982. Since 2002, it is located in park Leidse Hout, in Leiden.
On 20 July, the 33rd edition of Werfpop took place. With over 25.000 visitors, young and old, family and friends, the party is getting bigger and the location is getting too small again. This year's headliners were Soulfly, The Opposites and my favourite The Slackers. My contributions can be viewed in the following articles:
One week every july, The Hague Zeeheldenbuurt transforms into one big neighbourhood party, the Zeeheldenfestival.
This year between 2 and 6 July, local and international artists such as Murga Agrum, The Dirty Reminders and Life 'n Times brought their music to celebrate this summer fest. Read the full article here.
On 5 March I went to The Hague to photograph and experience Trentemøller live. A nice warming up was given by support act T.O.M. and his Computer. After a rather fast conversion of the stage, Tom only had to remove his laptop, Anders Trentemøller and his band played a fantastic set of heavy experimental soundscapes. Read the full article here.
Winterfest in The Hague Pop Centre is described as the remedy for the cold festival-less winter months. All stages and band practice rooms in HPC are used and performances lie between refined practice sessions and full concerts.
The sixth edition counted almost 60 acts playing diverse music such as blues, pop, rock, metal, and hardcore. Half an hour was much too short for the atmospheric black metal of Murw. My Conviction deserved a larger audience with a mosh pit. And a nice, welcome surprise was the sleazerock from Speakerpunch. My contributions can be viewed in the following articles: