A picture…

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Hey folks!

First let me say it feels a bit weird to be writing this blog. It’s been ages since I spent as much as a thought on my blog. Well that’s not totally true but you get the idea right?

Second I’d love to show you this picture I took of my brother and his family. This is (roughly) how it went down.

Simon Marijke en kids

At Christmas day we celebrated at our church and my sister in law had asked me if I could shoot a picture of them some time during our gathering.

Since I was taking pictures for our church’s site anyway I thought i’d combine the two and agreed.

During a break in the program she quickly winked me and off we went. “I’d like a white wall.” she said. We had several to choose from and ended up in a room where the elderly people were practicing a song. A little hectic and crowded which isn’t ideal when shooting. Let alone shooting little children.

To end all the fuss that arose I told my brother to go sit in the chair and he put my niece beside him. The sister in law leaned in with the little one and tried to make him look my way. I had checked my settings before, aimed, made some (hopefully) interesting noises to draw attention and shot a couple of pics.

They seemed content with what I got, so we quickly vanished from the room and went on with the celebration. All this went down in less than five minutes; the shortest shoot of my life.

After editing I was pretty happy with the result, as were they. What do you think? Would you have done it differently?

10|10 Circle October ‘Our back yard’


Hey, I’m back. Finally, after three(!) months. What happened? I got a full-time job. Yay for me of course because now there’s more stability in my days and income. That’s very nice. But it’s also pretty shocking how few time there’s left to do whatever you want.

Enough about that, about these pictures… A few months back I shot a roll of Ilford HP 5 which is a black and white film. These were taken in our back yard to experiment with this film. I found that black and white is a bit trickier to use than colour. This is best shown with this first picture. Lees verder

My dear English reader

You’ll notice most of my blog is in Dutch. But don’t worry! Click on the ‘Lees verder’ button and scroll down. There you’ll find an English version of that post.

My dream is to create two versions: a Dutch and an English one. Until then, bear with me and scroll down!

Puntje erbij? | Extra points?

Gisteren kwamen er twee jongens bij mij aan de deur, vertelt onze leraar Duits; meneer Karst. Een vriend en ik stoten elkaar aan, dat gaat over ons. Ze hebben in totaal drie muntjes ingeleverd, gaat de leraar verder. Dat klopt, we zijn gisteren naar zijn huis geweest om drie Duitse muntjes van twintig en tien eurocent in te leveren. Lees verder