Last Saturday I walked a part of the Westerbork path in Holland with a couple of friends. Westerbork is the name of a Transit Camp in the Netherlands from where Jews were transported to Germany in World War II. The path totals 342 km and follows the railway line from Amsterdam to Camp Westerbork. More information (in Dutch) can be found here.
We followed the route Weesp – Muiden – Muidenberg – Naardermeer – Bussum.
A great start of the walk with a wonderful cappucino
Description of the path
Waitresses in a local (real) coffeeshop in Weesp
Fully fuctional bench
Industrial society and its consequences
Lock in Muiden
Pampus – An island were ships lay in wait until the tide allowed them to sail into Amsterdam
These shoes are made for walking
Jewish Cemetry Muiderberg
Independent Republic Hakkelaarsbrug
Railway Station Bussum – Designed by the famous Dutch architect Dudok
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 17 1.8 mm lens. Recorded in RAW, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Last week I was shooting a video for ASK, which stands for ‘All Special Kids’. It is a charity organization that does excellent work. ASK provides resources for parents, schools and specialists, in order to help them to support children with learning differences and special educational needs in Switzerland.
Whilst working on the video I had the opportunity to take take a couple of pictures of Steve, the great guy who was leading the camp.
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens. Recorded in RAW, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
When I was taking pictures in the centre of the Hague, I got talking to a guy about the Olympus OMD EM10 (mark I) camera I was using. He had two friends with him and together we decided to do an improv photoshoot.
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in JPEG, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Today I had the pleasure to meet René Bom. René is colourful person AKA the ‘night mayor’ of The Hague and AKA ‘de Haagse Bom’ (the bomb of the Hague). Being born and raised in the Hague, I was honoured to meet this dignitary and to do a photo shoot with him.
A couple of interesting details about René’s outfit for readers who did not have the privilege to be born the Hague:
- Green is one of the prominent colours of the escutcheon of the city of the Hague (the other is yellow)
- The stork in the letter O on René’s shirt refers to the stork in the escutcheon of the city of the Hague – the same stork can be seen on one of the rings René is wearing
- The number 070 on René’s shirt refers to the telephone digits identifying the city of the Hague
Pictures taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm 2.8 lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
A couple of weeks ago I did an impromptu photoshoot with Dutch painter Iris Duchateau when we met each other in Normandy (France). Iris was originally a violin player who took up painting later in her career. I absolutely love her work – check it out on www.irisduchateau.nl.
Pictures taken with Olympus OMD EM10 camera (Mark I) and Zuiko 14-42 3.5-5.6 mm lens, Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
I was asked to shoot the formal Group Portrait of Troop 625 of the Boyscouts of America in Zug (Switzerland). A great troop with great leaders!
Pictures taken with a Nikon D750 camera, Nikon SB600 Flash and Tamron 28-75 2.8 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Earlier this week I was doing a photoshoot in Zurich and got talking to someone who was very interested in what I was doing.
In the course of our conversation I asked him if he would be ok if I took a picture of him. He happily obliged and wanted to put out his cigarette. I asked him to keep smoking though, because I always wanted to replicate the fantastic black & white pictures of James Dean and Steve McQueen whilst they were smoking.
I hope you like the result. Let me know!
Pictures taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.
Whilst I was doing a photoshoot around Bellevue in Zurich, I more or less literally bumped into La Lupa, a well-known Swiss singer and performer. She was immediately willing to pose for me for a portrait. Check her out! Her website is http://www.la-lupa.ch.
Picture taken with Nikon D750 and Tamron 28-75 mm lens. Recorded in Raw, post-processed with Adobe Lightroom.