The advantage of a visitor who likes your pictures and even consideres buying some, is that you have a closer look again. You pull out the dusty ones you store under the bed and the ones behind the cupboard. You go way back in your Flickr-stream and find old treasures again. So I do share this summery picture with the simple title: TWO.
Today I added the seventh portrait to the expo at the hospital. It is nice to see how the exposition is growing. More faces, more stories. And the image of Enschede is getting more complete as well. Every person stands on a certain spot in the city and the observer can to venture a guess, where the exact location is. If you want to have a look at the hospital, just do so. There you can read the interviews as well.
The last days of October are ticking away, autumn is peaking before everything will turn to grey. But in this October portrait we caught Martin and the golden colours of the season – in order to keep both for a long time. For checking out the other portraits of employees of the hospital go to Ander licht.
If you are interested in their stories about their strength and inspiration you can go to the hospital and read them there.
In the last days of August I finished the summer project of 2018: The bathrobe series. I am very happy that a lot of people wanted to take part in it, opened up their gardens for me and my camera, took on their gowns and did pose. It was very much fun to pay the late visits and to play around in the green. Have a look if you like!
I always try to work on a project in summer, because photography works very well for me as a time preserver of this very lush and luscious season. Emily was another such summer project of yesteryear.
This summer I am working on the Bathrobe Series to catch the feeling of this season in order to keep and cherish it for future colder and darker days. I take portraits of people in their garden wearing a bathrobe. Until the end of August I am collecting pictures for the series. When I finish it I am going to present the pictures on the website of course. For now you can have a little preview at my flickr-stream.
It is again the middle of the month which means a new portrait appears at the hospital of Enschede, MST. Ria Oplaat was interviewed for this Ander licht-project about her way to stay motivated for the work. The interview can be read at the spot itself. If you have the chance go visit the hospital and go to the Stiltecentrum.
The Ander licht – project at the hospital of Enschede continued. Yesterday we added the next portrait: Jan Leerkotte. He was also pictured at a street close to the hospital on a grey day. The spot this time is a busy junction, where Enschede is appearing in a quite urban way. Again the portrayed person wore his own jacket above his work gown to show him as a employee of the hospital but also as an individual person.
Ander licht will show 12 portraits in total, every month one image will be added. You can see them at the Stiltecentrum of the MST in Enschede.
Only two hours to the beach from our home, why don’t we do this more often? We definitively should! This time family came over from Australia and Canada, hence the little airplane. Digging together in the sand and watching countless aircrafts heading Schiphol coming from the Atlantic. So normal and exceptional at the same time.
This summer I am working on a new project: The bathrobe Series. Hortus conclusus. I am taking pictures of people in their own garden. They are wearing a bathrobe, because I very much like the idea of this piece of clothing. It is almost like a harness or armor but soft and private at the same time. I take the pictures very late in the evening when the light of the day is about to bow out. Summer at its best and a good memory for the time when summer will have left us again. I can’t wait what I am going to find.