Tweet Het is nu écht bijna zover: mijn boek Street Food India komt uit! Eten van de straat was nog nooit zo lekker! Het is een bijzonder boek geworden waarin ik je niet alleen wil laten genieten van vegetarische gerechten, maar waar ik je vooral graag wil meenemen naar binnenplaatsjes in India waar op houtgestookte [...]
Tweet If you missed the LET’SCH FOCUS exhibition in the Go Gallery in Amsterdam, this is your last chance to visit! We have these opening hours this week: Wednesday 29/2 (12:00-18:00), Thursday 01/03 (12:00-18:00), Friday closed (!), Saturday 12:00-18:00.
Tweet Focus Magazine published a eight-page special with my photography (#1, January 2012). A good start of a creative New Year! You can see the pdf here. Text, however, is in Dutch. …
Tweet I just returned from Vietnam where, apart from supporting the eye surgery of a group of children, I visited the Duniya supported rehabilitation centre in Lai Chau. A home for 45 blind, deaf, cerebral palsy or in other ways handicapped children. A place where they play, eat, receive physiotherapy, medical care, special education and [...]
Tweet PLANNED August 25 – 28, 2011 GO gallery, Amsterdam – The Nethelands [details online soon] September 17, 2011 IJlst Festival – Friesland – The Netherlands [details online soon]
Tweet Remember I posted about our special photoshoot > in Varanasi? Two of the resuling images already have success… The photo below was a winner in a photo competition organized by WNF/WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) in cooperation with ZOOM magazine. The title of the competition was ‘Geef de Aarde door‘ (‘Pass the Earth’). [...]
Tweet If you go to bed tonight, wear a white pajama, for the ancient Greeks knew already it will ensure you nice dreams. Thinking of white as a symbol, it’s interesting that we in the West believe it’s the right colour for brides to wear, whereas in for instance Vietnam and China, it’s the colour [...]
Tweet ‘Do you have Plagiarism for Dummies?’…. Summery of recent blogposts: Again: violation of my copyright Again: copyrigt infringement? Mijn foto bij ‘Rijdende Rechter’ [in Dutch] Plagiarizing my work?
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 At our school Duniya Education, we appreciate students speaking up when something bothers them… So in between classes, you may encounter children discussing school matters next to the bathtub that functions as washing place for hands and lunch plates.
Tweet One of the projects I am working on for several years now, is streetfood, a collection of photos and recipes of food prepared by the ‘common man and woman’ I meet during my travels. Simple food I eat in the homes I have been invited to, or at the small road stalls when on [...]
Tweet Tot mijn verrassing kreeg ik gisteren een e-mail van iemand die meende mijn foto gezien te hebben in een recent programma van ‘Rijdende Rechter Mr. Frank Visser’. En ja hoor, via Uitzending Gemist kon ik alsnog de aflevering van ‘Recht in de Regio’ bekijken van afgelopen 24 maart, waarin Dhr. Wim Wessling zijn gelijk [...]
Tweet Update March 28 Stépahnie Ledoux immediately admitted she was wrong and we will solve this between us. She fully understands my problem and is eager to come to an agreement. Once more, I would like to bring the concepts of ‘copyright’ and ‘infringement’ up for discussion. This time Stéphanie Ledoux uses my images as [...]
Tweet In 2008, I photographed the milkman’s daughter Deepika (Rajasthan, India) and promised the family that as soon as her photo would sell, she would earn too, an agreement we put in a (model release) contract which was ‘signed’ by her (she used her thumb and ink), countersigned by the father and me. The little [...]
Tweet Also in Rajasthan’s Thar desert, we focussed on colour during our ‘photoshoot‘ with ‘streetmodels’. We spent time in ‘gypsy villages’ where the father slaughtered a chicken and prepared curry with roti, while we had fun with colourful dupatta, where little girls put deep black kajal under their eyes and laughed when they saw [...]
Tweet These photos, published in the bi-monthly magazine India Nu (‘India Today’), are part of a larger series and is still expanding. I often return to the people I portrayed earlier and give them their photo. Sometimes, this was the first picture they ever possessed of themselves. Holding their photo, I portray them again. A [...]
Tweet Published a series of portraits in the category ‘Fotozondag’ (‘Photo Sunday’) on De Jaap > . .
Tweet I know Kabutar (कबूतर) for many years. When I met her the first time, she was introduced to me as अंधी कबूतर, blind Kabutar. At the time, I had no idea that Anita was her real name, and ‘Kabutar’ a nickname meaning ‘pigeon’. Anita didn’t go to school, but helped her mother who was [...]
Tweet As a photographer of the project, and as member of Duniya Foundation, I am so proud to let you know that yesterday, our Lai Chau Rehabilitation Centre opened officially. Of couse, we will soon tell and show you much more on our Duniya website (totally renewed soon!) but for now I am happy to [...]
Tweet The posters have reached and can be ordered. The size I have available right now, is 68,5 x 47,5 cm (including the text at the bottom that states that 50% of the sales of these posters will be invested in Duniya Education, free eductaion and hot meals for 85 children from a slum in [...]
Tweet note: see recent updates below The number of ‘artists’ copying my work, without permission, without payment, without any reference to me as the photographer and owner of the image, is growing. The concept of intellectual property doesn’t seem to exist in the minds of these copy cats and I wonder what I can do [...]
Tweet I started an inspiring and stimulating cooperation with The Goodearth Company in India: on the basis of my photos, their designer Krsna Mehta created the posters below. And that is not all! Goodearth decided that 50% of the proceeds will go to Duniya Foundation, in support of our education programmes in Varanasi. This information [...]
Tweet World Portraits just released a beautiful promotional folder with photos taken by me, by Robin Utrecht and others. In this folder, you can read about Arjuna who was photographed in front of his house where he sold local snacks. His photo was sold through World Portraits and because he received his share, he can [...]
Tweet Two Flower H’Mong (Hmong Lenh) women wait while their children are screened for surgery (see Duniya Foundation). The H’Mong who live in the northern mountainous villages of Vietnam emigrated directly from the Chinese provinces of Guizhou, Guangxi and Yunnan. The traditionally colourful H’Mong skirts are made of an indigo-dyed cloth with decorations made by [...]