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. Past 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 fourth edition took place in a boxing gym with 10 bands. I had a lot of fun doing photoshoots with Albanian hip hop artist Jon Tarifa (read the full article here) and with musical talent Robin Brock (read the full article here). I even took some Lomography cameras with me and got some really nice analogue results.
New musical talent from The Hague and surroundings gets the opportunity to show the audience their best stuff during De Versafdeling at music venue De SuperMarkt in The Hague. 3VOOR12/Den Haag covers those evenings with reports on its website.
On 28 November 2012, the sixth edition offered a stage to MCHank, MercuryWinter and Cult of the Secret Samurai. For the complete article, click here.
Rock 'n Roll swing band Trenchcoat released their long-expected second album in sold-out Scheltema, Leiden, on 17 November 2012. With steamed suits and polished shoes the eight men brought the best album release party with balloons I have ever attended. The gig was so much fun, that without a second thought I decided to write a little review to accompany my pictures. Read the full article here.
Crossing Border combines literature with music and spoken word, from the biggest names to undiscovered writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers and artists. The festival has evolved into one of the foremost international, interdisciplinary literature and music festivals in Europe with performances occurring simultaneously on several indoor stages. On 16 November 2012, Crossing Border was in The Hague and 3VOOR12 organised live reports. View my contributions in the following articles:
National travelling free music festival Popronde was in my home town, Leiden, on 8 November 2012. During this evening, some 30 acts performed in venues, bars, theatres, record stores and clubs. I walked across town to capture some of the new talents on my camera. It was one of those evenings, where the performers inspired me to put in words what I could not capture in my photos. Read the complete article here.
Saturday 20 October, highlight of the Hague Week of Pop 2012, combined with the 40th anniversary of the hosting venue Paard van Troje guarantees to become a party. I have watched and photographed (in alphabetical order) Cheap Thrills, Fexet, The Hague Idiots, Jon Tarifa, Professor Sage and Urban Heroes. Read the full article here.