Takin' it to the streets … in Oerlikon

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to participate in a photowalk organized by Amazing Views in Zurich in cooperation with Fujifilm. The idea was to do some streetphotography in Oerlikon (a part of Zurich).

That proved to be a great idea. I was very pleased with some of the pictures I could take. I hope you like them as well!

LumixGX80 camera | Lumix 20mm 1.7 lens

Golden hour Scheveningen

Being born and raised in the Hague, Scheveningen always had a special place in my heart. Due to the fact that my brother was confined to a wheelchair, we often went for a walk to the pier heads of the Scheveningen harbour.

Nowadays, I still like to walk there to get some fresh air and to clear my head. I love to come here with my camera on a clear day during the golden hour, because the colour schemes are so magnificent.

All pictures taken with a Panasonic Lumix GX80 camera and the Lumix 20 mm 1.7 lens. Despite the fact that this lens focuses XXL slow focus in low light conditions, it is incredibly sharp, fast and the versatile.

Photoshoot Andrei Bratu

Last Friday I had a great photoshoot in Zurich (CH) with actor and improv theatre maker Andrei Bratu from Improteca! I was impressed with his body language and Andrei’s ability to change his facial expressions. I was also impressed with all his work for ASK, All Special Kids

Panasonic Lumix G81M | Olympus Zuiko 25 mm 1.8

Photoshoot Friederike

I had a lot of fun doing a photoshoot with Friederike Sommer two weeks ago! Friederike is a Coach, Mentor, Leadership & Team Developer (http://www.friederikesommer.com/). We took a number formal, as well as informal pictures. We also planned to take some shots outside, but the rain was horrendous. How happy I was that I had my Tamron 35 1.8 lens with me – the only lens I have for my Nikon D750 which claims to be weatherproof!

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Nikon D750 | Tamron 28-75 2.8 | Tamron 35 1.8

A chance encounter with Pirmin Huber

I love traveling by train in Switzerland. Not only is it fast, reliable and convenient; it also provides the opportunity for chance encounters.

Yesterday I met Pirmin Huber on a train to Zurich. Pirmin is a fantastic (bass) musician and composer. His music is a wonderful eclectic combination of jazz and folk music. At times, Pirmin’s music reminds me of Wolfert Brederode and Jan Garbarek. After he generously allowed me to take a few pictures of him, we had a nice chat about his music and his upcoming gigs.

Check him out on pirminhuber.com! I am looking forward to attending one of his concerts soon.

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Equipment: Nikon D750 – Tamron 28-75


Big Heads Martin Schoeller Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam

I really enjoyed visiting the exposition Big Heads by German photographer Martin Schoeller in the Fotomuseum earlier this year. ‘Big Heads’ is a series of close-up portraits taken of (mostly) celebrities, taken with a wide angle lens from a short distance with a large format camera and a large aperture. The pictures only show the face of the subjects – even their necks are not visible.

Martin Schoeller explains this unusual perspective from the fact that, when he was an unknown photographer, he did not get much time and possibilities to influence the location or the clothing of his subjects. Cleverly, he decided to turn this weakness in a strength. Instead, the had to work fast and accept the location and clothing as a given.

Martin Schoeller explains the choice of celebrities as subjects due to this upbringing in post-war Germany where heroes and worshipping them, was not done due to the second world war. For this reason, he was surprised by the celebrity culture in the USA when he emigrated to this country.

Prior to establishing himself as an independent photographer, he worked as an assistant for Annie Leibovitch. He credits his technique to Bernd and Hilla Becher, who became famous for their work of identical industrial installations.

The Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam is located in Katendrecht, in the neighborhood of Hotel New York. the former terminal building of the HAL (Holland America Line). Here a number of emigrants left Europe for the US.

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All pictures were taken with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 (Mark I)