Sunday, December 27, 2009

Onverwachts kreeg ze een 'voldoende' van de beoordelingscommissie. Goed hè?

I helped out my sister at her artschool on the 'big-of-a-deal-before-Christmas-break'! day. Unexpectedly she received the highest out of three 'grades' (sufficient, doubt, insufficient): sufficient...despite receiving a lot of critiques.

Here are a few pics of her work, all taken at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.

Her favorite style...lines, lines, lines, lines and more lines.

It took me a half an hour to put it all back into the shoebox. This whole creation was like, 30 feet (9 / 10 meters) long!!

The artist herself. And her paper hand.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Party in Amsterdam.

Streetlab asked me to shoot at one of their parties: The Fabuluos Life Of Peter Kolski

Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot

To see more pictures of this night, go here!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Terrible blogger! Terrible!

I have become a terrible blogger...forgive me for not posting in such a long time.

But I've been in a...not so good situation lately. In my previous post, I already told you about me being infected with the deadly H1N1 virus. Luckily I've survived this intruder from outer space who was trying to take over my whole body...and soul!

When I was in the middle of my sickness-period, I've had thoughts of dying...!
But I'm back in blog-world! I still have extremely busy days ahead of me but there's at least one positive'll see more pictures on this blog than ever before! I actually don't really have the time to write blogposts...I'm a bad writer anyways, so perhaps I should only post pictures.

(re-) Starting today:

I went to a concert of The Raveonettes exactly one week ago. I finally get to see them live after listening to their music almost non-stop since my stay in Sweden, nearly two years ago! (Time flies!)

Sune Rose Wagner

Sharin Foo

Feels good to make a new post...perhaps I should do a blog make over...?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Good days / Bad days

Hello y'all.....

Sorry for not being on the internet for sooooooooo many days. But as you know; luck is definitely something I have to work for. It doesn't come my way just like that.
Well, once again I'm in a BAD situation:

First of all: I had no internet connection for almost a week...(!) second: I'm infected with the New Influenza A (H1N1) and really thought of dying...
I felt so miserable, it was unreal!! My whole body was in agonizing pain...and I was sweating like crazy. But no worries, as I am feeling a lot better than earlier this week. I still feel a lil bit dizzy and I use one toilet paper roll a day for my snotty nose.

But I'm ready to update my blog more often again! Well, at least I'm going to TRY to update it as often as possible because I'm going to move to a new apartment this sunday, so I still have lots of busy days ahead of me!

*the following pictures are to be displayed on a large scale (in a dark room, otherwise you can not see the details).

My lil light, which kept me alive when I was really, really sick.

This picture is taken in my old town where I was born and raised. My folks still live there. I wanted to go back to my parents' place so they could take care of me, but...I didn't had the strenght to get up. So I stayed in Amsterdam, in my bed for almost three days straight.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Amsterdam, october 2062.

Sometimes, I have these futuristic images of myself. But where do I really end up? Amsterdam? Seattle?
Perhaps I don't even make it to 2062. You know, last week I was thinking about the following: every living person on this planet will be gone within a 100 years. We will be replaced by our next generation. But what if we are the last generation? The whole planet will be deserted...

It 'll be like the movie I am Legend.

May I ask where you are located right now? And do you stay there for the rest of your life...?

An image from the future of me and my wife in 2062.

Taken with the Olympus Pen EE in Ceintuurbaan, de Pijp (October 2009)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Passion Pit @ Paradiso

After waiting for almost 4 months (!!), they finally came back to Amsterdam. I'm talking about the american band called Passion Pit. In juli, the leadsinger Michael Angelakos lost his voice and the band decided (a few hours before their performance!) to cancel the Amsterdam-concert in the Paradiso.
I discovered them through radio, so I gotta give props for that. But I also HATE them because I only have 30 tracks left on their radio account! And they won't allow me to listen to it again until I pay €3.00/month!!

Anyway, here are some pics of the night...have a nice week(end)!

I think he broke his arm after he jumped from the drummer's section to the front stage...

Thanks Passion Pit.

- Passion Pit - I've Got Your Number (Chunk Of Change EP (2008)) -

By the way, I have been awarded a Splash Award by Dominica from Faces and Places of of Antwerp. Probably the most exciting city of Belgium...yes or no?
I feel so honored! I'm serious here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Work / Life / Future

Meet M. (my Boss of the company I'm now working for...). This (unfortunately a little bit overexposed...) pic was taken during our walk with her dogs in a park near her house. In the background you can see Tabor...trying to bark his tennisball back out of the water...

Me and M. at least have one thing in common: our love for vintage camera's...!! These camera's right here were a few of the 58 camera's in total which she bought for only €120,-!!!! How insane is that??

Suit (a Danish brand) is one of the Scandinavian brand's she's dealing with. It's also one of my favorite brands because almost everything of the mens collection is just really cool! This good looking sequin sweater is one of the main pieces of the new season (from the women's collection of course).

I'm not too sure about my future at this company because I'm thinking of going back to school next year; The School of Photography. Either somewhere here in The Netherlands or in Sweden; Göteborg to be exact.
Or, I'm just going to stay the autodidact that I am, travel all over the world and just seize the day.

Me and my Kowa Six

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Drang exposition

I don't even want to blog about this because I didn't win the price...

But...I'm an optimistic loser so I always see the bright side of negativity. Yes!

47 images were placed on the walls of the long hallway at Winston Hotel. I really appreciate all the work they've done to all these pictures. I like the paper golden frame. :)

Unfortunately, together with five other pictures, my picture was shown on the part of the wall with no light at all (OF COURSE. I'm always f****d.) I had to take this picture with flash.

The founders and organizers of the Drang competition. Announcing THE WINNER........ at the end of the small hallway.

You can see my picture and the other ones until the 28th of november at Winston Hotel.

Or you can just contact me and I'll show you the original picture on medium format and plus, I'll buy you a cup of coffee and we can have a talk about life and our favorite-things-to-do.

Next post will be a happy one.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cheap Monday Sample Sale

Selling Cheap Monday's on a cheap saturday and cheap sunday.

As some of you know, I'm interning at a fashion company. And together with Streetlab we organised a sample sale from Cheap Monday!

On sunday we decided to sell 'em for €25,- for 5 pairs...

Unfortunately for a lot of people there was no every now and then, I had to take pictures of people so they could look how they fit in their new outfits:


At the same time there was an exhibition of two Graphic Designers / Illustrators and a photographer.

Bruce Tsai-Meu-Chong

Wendy Oakes

Linda van der Vleuten

You can check out more pics on my Facebook. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009



San Francisco, July, 2000. Taken by ME, of course. :) (When I was young...and innocent.)

So, I'm moving again, for the fourth (!) time within 1,5 years. But this time I can stay there as long as I want, and what a relieving feeling that is! Finally! Unfortunately, I'm not going to move to a place like San Francisco, as shown in the picture above, but it's just somewhere else in Amsterdam. So, I'm not allowed to complain because this city could be as exciting as Frisco!

One of my plans (one of thousands...) for next year is to stay a month in either New York City or Stockholm (back to sweden!). But it will only happen when I'm not able to realise another big plan...

I would love to hear your future plans. Would you at least share 1 with me?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Party on film

So I finally got the film roll of my Olympus Pen EE developed and the pictures turned out really interesting...

No cars. At all.

These pics were taken during the annual carless sunday about a month ago. I've already posted these ones on Facebook, but for those of you who don't use Facebook or aren't 'friends' with me (haha) you go!

Tunnelfest 2009 at the 'Toronto Tunnel'.

I'm so broke right now but I need to get me some more film rolls for my camera's! It's addicting.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Frans Verlinden Artprize 2009

A few posts ago, I told you something about my photography career. Well, it's official, so I can tell you all about it: I've been nominated for the Frans Verlinden Artprize 2009 for my work 'Garance Doré in FOAM'.

Garance Doré posing for Mr. J.

The invitation.

I won't win the price (which is a midweek to Berlin in an apartment, right in the heart of the city!) because the work of the other 46 (!!) nominees is just amaaazingly beautiful.

But still, I feel flattered.
Many thanks to Kiki, for letting me know about the existence of this competition.

So, if you're in Amsterdam on this date...please come to Winston and check out the work of all the nominees. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Rooms of coziness

Ahhh...mmm...owwwwwwww yeah. Rrrrrrr.

These are the sounds of coziness.

Now, the following are images of coziness. And I know that some of you may not agree with me, but I bet that those ones secretly would love to have a room like this where they can be on their own or with friends, and just hide from the real world for a moment:

* Room of the beautiful actress Isabelle Mcnally Taken by Todd Selby

I am in search of inspirations for the decoration of my own room. You see, I don't have a lot of stuff laying around; got huge piles of magazines and books still stored in boxes, two separate beds put together, a desk, a couch...and uhm, that's it actually. Oh yeah, a linen closet with my cloths.

* Isabelle Mcnally

* Film director and fashion designer Alexander Olch

* Ingrid Sophie Schram

I'm thinking of keeping my room a bit messy. Just for the coziness. But not too messy though; I'm going to get me a new closet really soon!

My room, 2 months ago, with my sister's stuff (problems with her floor...all solved now!)

* Artist, writer, film director Aaron Rose

* Obedient Sons & Daughters

In the end, all of our rooms will be tidy unless there will be a kid playing around and making the whole place a big mess again. I like georganiseerde rotzooi (organised mess).

The following pics are taken from the Apartamento Magazine.

I'm sure you've heard of Theselby website. But check out Apartamento Magazine! Next issue will be out on the 28th of this month!

* images by Todd Selby of

So tell me, are you a tidy person or a messy one? Or...are you a tidy person with a messy house / room? Or a messy person with a tidy house / room?

Having a messy room classifies the person being very creative. :)