Tweet Our house is surrounded by birdfeeders, daily filled l with sunflower seeds, hulled peanuts, millet seeds and other items with a high fat content, hoping to provide the birds with enough energy for winter survival. Still, there are birds who don’t make it these days. Unfortunately, I found quite a few dead ones. Bright [...]
Tweet First photos online! Many more will follow later, but to give you a first impression of the stunning landscape we travelled, I have uploaded a small selection. Not only the landscape, but to share a maté, tasting warm freshly baked bread with homemade jam in the kitchen or courtyard of a family, was an [...]
Tweet Today, it was the longest day in my country and the shortest here in Argentina. I was lucky to be invited to photograph the ‘Inti Raymi’, a celebration in Tilcara (province Jujuy) which marks the beginning of the indigeneous New Year, the beginning of a new agricultural cycle. A celebration of the return of [...]
Tweet Preparing an exhibition with photos from India, Vietnam and The Netherlands. Where and when and why? Will post more information as soon as possible. Selection of photos is hard. This photo will take part. I think… So 79 more photos to go! …
Tweet I have lived very close to tulip fields all my life. First in Noord Holland and now in Friesland. Never ever did I photograph those fields (neither visited the world famous Keukenhof), although I enjoy the colourful fields when I pass them by car or on my cycle. That changed the day before yesterday, [...]
Tweet Our Queen Beatrix covered her head with a scarf during a visit to a mosque in Oman recently, a reason for poltician Geert Wilders, mainly known for his anti-Islam oneliners, to raise parliamentary questions about this ‘sad expression’ which he considers a symbol of the oppression of women. Not only our queen, but also [...]
Tweet Earlier, I posted ‘seven postcards‘ from the Morvan (Bourgogne, France) , all taken in summer. This time, I spent time enjoying the mist… The fog was so thick at times, that we could hardly see the road while driving. What makes the Morvan very special, however, is that you can be in heavy fog [...]
Tweet Every time I stay in France in the Morvan, I have to go to Emmaüs Etang-sur-Arroux at least once. And, I have to admit, I never return without buying something I don’t really need… Today, it was a green wooden fishing stool (I never ever fish) and a plate decorated with flowers. In the [...]
Tweet Adding blogposts on a daily basis – my original plan! – was impossible. We kept ourselves so busy and wifi internet was not always available. I will, however, still post about our trip to Gura Humorului (because …!) and back.
Tweet Not too many words today. Just a first impression of Kraków in black & white. Poland is a country I want to discover more….
Tweet Today, we drove from Berlin to Kraków, a little over 600 km. We thought we ordered tomato soup on the road, but it appeared to be a bowl full of beef tripe (intestines), which we found out when we looked it up in our ‘What & How in Polish’. I am not at all [...]
Tweet Today, we cycled Berlin under the sun, ate Indian food and saw Puccini’s Tosca in ‘Die Deutsche Oper’. We could easily spend a lot more time here, but we will continue tomorrow, heading for Krakow. Why we travel? Read this post. And for day 1 in Berlin, have a look at my previous post. [...]
Tweet We left for Romania (because….)! Early morning at home we found that our car that wouldn’t start, fixed that, continued our journey in heavy fog, drank our coffee in the first sunlight and prepared our own lunch on the road. We crossed the former border from West to East Germany at Helmstedt–Marienborn and saw [...]
Tweet I don’t need many words for this blogpost. There is only one word for the landscape here: stunning!
Tweet UPDATE April 12: Gladys Heude quickly removed all works from all art websites, Facebook etc. but didn’t contact me and didn’t respond to my e-mail. Of course, we have all the screenshots and contacted the art websites. It’s starting to get really annoying (or should I say ‘hilarious’?): again paintings based on my photographs. [...]
Tweet Although I usually say ‘no’ to wedding photogaphy, I made an exception for Jyoti and Rajeev and their families. Right there on the banks of river Ganga in Varanasi city (India), I spent a few days photographing the wedding ceremony of a beautiful love marriage. After the haldi (turmeric) cleansing ceremony was photographed and [...]
Tweet We were a bit late, yesterday night, as our tradition dictates to have your dinner at 6 PM sharp. Hans was preparing his Dutch Stew (a classic called ‘stamppot‘) which basically consists of a potato and vegetable mash mixed with a slow cooked stew. Although you can use almost all vegetables like cabbage, sauerkraut, [...]
Tweet Yesterday, I photographed the afternoon light > that turned the reeds into beautiful warm tones and regretted not having brougt my ‘real’ camera, only my iphone. This morning, I took revenge. At first, the world surrounding me looked very grey, untill the first sunrays tried to light the morning. Though overcast, I enjoyed the [...]
Tweet Went for a walk, like I have done almost every afternoon these last days. In the beginning there’s five of us: our two donkeys and two goats follow me faithfully until I reach the edge of our terrain. I climb over a fence, leaving them behind (loud protest from the donkeys!) , and follow [...]
Tweet In a new series, I will combine photos and short sound clips. In this first contribution a fragment of a women’s song, recorded in Varanasi (India). Local women sing about a young bride who doesn’t want to leave for her husband’s parents’ house (in the song ‘sasural‘) for she fears many problems … [mp3player [...]
Tweet Tonight, the skating club of Terherne (Friesland, The Netherlands) organized a skating tour on an illuminated ice track with over 350 ‘bat mice’ (storm lanterns). Villagers worked as volunteers at the check posts on the ice. An old-fashioned Dutch winter feeling… More Dutch skating here >
Tweet There are days that I don’t want to be anywhere but in The Netherlands. Today was such a day! We went for a beautiful skating tour, the ‘Blokzijler Merentocht‘. The landscape was stunning, the sound of skating people so beautiful and of course, there was ‘koek and zopie’, a traditional snack for skaters which [...]
Tweet Finally, Duniya Foundation has a new website online. First in Dutch, working on English version! We describe our work, show you our work in photos and video, have a blog, a special photo-action, a webshop and more. If you don’t read Dutch, please bear with us, you will be able to read the translation [...]
Tweet I spent a little over a week with my parents in France. I don’t think I have ever seen more beautiful autumn landscapes than here in the Morvan. The colours were absolutely stunning.