Sometimes I wonder why so much photo's. Because it is possible or is it just calming the disarrayed brain by finding balance in a disrupted world.
dinsdag 25 november 2014
maandag 24 november 2014
Mural on a playground in the Jordaan amsterdam saying "I play and live in the city with everything that exist" in dutch. The mural is made by an english crew called the London Police. If you want to see more murals go to monday murals here.
zondag 23 november 2014
zaterdag 22 november 2014
vrijdag 21 november 2014
Almost invisible do the fences on the bridges in Amsterdam their work year in and out. Every now and then a new coat of paint. That is all. (Incredible no bikes, thats the reason I shaw them).To see more fences go to good fences here.
donderdag 20 november 2014
Sinterklaas is since a week in the country again. This year he has a bodyguard because there is trouble over his assistants who are since it is celebrated moorish servants. Its not from this time any more to show slaves as assistants . In reality it weren't slaves at all but that doesn't matter. The point is made and this children's party is now corrupted by picket lines and interruptions.
There are still a lot of children waiting for sinterklaas and his assistants.
And after he passed you still see the silent witnesses on the ground. One of the reasons the children likes him because his assistants throws the candy hands full in the public.
woensdag 19 november 2014
This is a new VANMOOF bike. A dutch bike maker located in amsterdam. I am very pleased by the load platform in front made of bamboe.
The factory at the Maurits quay. It started in 2008 and sells now bikes all over the world. Their strong point is the city bike with minimal frills and a long lifetime.
dinsdag 18 november 2014
If it isn't your hometown and you haven't seen it for a year of so its amazing how much new buildings have appeared in rotterdam. Here 75 apartments + 800 m² commercial space from Groosman partners on the Hilledijk called the Zuiderster.
The entrance of the new central station. The whole project is a combined design from Benthem - Crouwel architects, Meyer & v. Schooten and landscape designer West 8. Started in 2004 it is now near completion.
From behind the car window passing by. The Kuifje (Tin Tin) apartment building in New Crooswijk from NL Architects. Yes for modern architecture Rotterdam is the place to be.
maandag 17 november 2014
zondag 16 november 2014
zaterdag 15 november 2014
Now we have a very nice retrospective of Vivian Maier's photo's in our splendid Foam photo museum. She surely was a self portrait reflection champion.
Some of her self-portraits reflected in the museum. Her photo's are splendid captures and it is a pity that she didn't get the praise she deserved by life.
After seeing so much beautiful pictures you are of course inspired to try it yourself but I admit she did it better. What a great legacy she left behind and lucky for us it isn't disappeared thanks to John Maloof, the discoverer of her treasure. One for weekend reflections here.
vrijdag 14 november 2014
donderdag 13 november 2014
woensdag 12 november 2014
One of the nicer things is the hassle over the price.
A friend of mine took 20 minutes to lower a price from €25 to 20 but both participants enjoyed it very much.
Then boosting about it.
and no they are not all men who know this trick.
In the end you are very tired, want to sit, but has something what you really like.
To inform you I got away with 2 photo books. One from Ed v.d. Elsken called Jong Nederland ( one of the more rare examples of his books) for €10,- and Bliss a collection from postcards collected by Martin Parr. No photo equipment this time because I really don't know what I can use anymore.
Sometimes I am tempted to buy an Hasselblad or something like that for a real absorbingly low price but I know already that I won't use it and it will only collect dust in a house that is already to filled with photo equipment.
dinsdag 11 november 2014
Last Sunday was the semi-annual photografica fair in the Netherlands and if possible I go there for who knows what but always a pleasure to visit.
I am always wondering what people put in their bags. In this case I think this bag is also just bought . Very stylish.
You can never have to much bags so its also nice to look for that bag that you still miss.
( I admit I have now to many bags but cannot bring myself up to put some away)
Proud owner of a nikon d300s bought in a nikon d300 box.
Yes you cannot start early enough.
Tomorrow some more.
maandag 10 november 2014
zondag 9 november 2014
On the Spiegelstraat corner Keizersgracht is now an antique shop specialized in dutch delfts blue. Looks like they have all the little houses that the KLM gave as present to all their first class passengers in the past. Don't know if they do it today anymore.
zaterdag 8 november 2014
vrijdag 7 november 2014
Looking up at the new wind/rain screen in the almere city mall. There are a lot of great holes in it and its of course a small improved in comparing it to a real mall. But when the mall was designed a real one was to expensive in the eyes of the developers. I am sure they are sorrow now. One for friday skywatch here.
donderdag 6 november 2014
No schoolbus in amsterdam but parents on bike to pick up their kids. Shot without looking so I didn't saw the strap before the lens until it was to late but to get another shot like this is near impossible.