Monthly Archives: March 2014
In some ways it has been a weird winter for me. Meaning I have been very busy with my photography, but not as you might expect outside in the fields, but mainly indoors behind the pc and attending photo festivals. That’s the other side of the job I guess… How to get your pictures out there. For example I have been working like crazy to get finally this new website online. Then ofcourse there was my very first exposition in the Katholische Akademie in Cloppenburg, a magical moment if I may say so. And finally there was my first big national performance during the Macro PiXperience in Amsterdam.
And then… suddenly springtime was there. But more important: Finally I had my head clear to focus on its inviting macro subjects. So… off I went back into the fields again. And there I found myself on an early morning during sunrise between the Haircap moss… Now surely you would think I would be happy as a child and over the moon laying there in the middle of one of my favorite macro subjects. But.. unfortunately this was not the case, at least not in the very first few hours. The thing was, it was cold, so very cold. The only thing I really was thinking about was my very warm bed which now seemed so far away. But… persistence wins, at least in this case. After a while the increasingly warmth of the sun had a positive influence on my body, mind, and therefore also on my pictures. Finally… my macro lens was my friend again and it felt like coming home after a long time of absence.
I feel happy looking back on the Macro PiXperience yesterday. Thanks go to Daan Schoonhoven for organizing and inviting me. I was so proud standing there between photographers like Paul van Hoof, Andrew George, Johannes Klapwijk, Johan van de Watering, Leon Baas, Ron Poot, Bart Stornebrink, Jaap Schelvis, Arjen Drost, Jogchum Reitsma, Jeroen Stel, Joris van Alphen en Paul Klaver. Unfortunately I didn’t get the chance to visit all you presentations, but I did enjoy every presentation I attended. Many thanks go to Johan van de Watering, who was willing to interview me. You did great Johan!
Also I received so many positive reactions from visitors, thanks a lot, these are so much appreciated!