Monday, December 27, 2010
Many years ago, people thought we would 'drive' in flying cars in the year 2000. Not uh! It's never gonna happen. Not even in the year 3011.
Perhaps we have been encountered by a new species by then. And they will probably take over our beautiful looking planet...are we gonna make it 'till 3011? What's gonna happen in 2012? Will the earth be destroyed??? According to the Mayas, earth is going to be destroyed on december 21st, 2012...I think it won't get destroyed. We will become slaves of extra terrestrials.
Read what theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawkin says about this matter!
Just another analog picture, taken by me at my sisters. :)
Click here to see the family (Mimi the Cat and my sister)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Well, at the moment I'm searching for a new home because my next home will be a home where my heart really is at home.
Taken at Blasiusstraat, Amsterdam (east!). Apartamento style...haha.
Check out my flickr to see another shot of this home, and the story behind these pictures...
-update...I remember...it was Gil Scott Heron with - 'Home Is Where The Hatred Is' - I've been listening to his albums for hours and hours...
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I discover new (and very good!) photographers on the Flickr website on a daily basis...it's unreal! The competition is extremely fierce among photographers and there are so many of 'em out there. It is hard to stand out from this group, who are all trying to get THE picture which will make them famous. I love taking pics myself but it's getting slow when it comes to getting worldwide recognition.
I know it's not coming my way when I'm not doing anything about it...so...I gotta take some risks in life.
Me and my sister have been 'working on' this project for the past two or so years, and I don't want to wait another whole year to start with it...so I gotta work on it!!
Actually it's a project just in our heads, but we've never started it because it involves 'violating privacy rights'...hahaha. Also, it should be dark outside as it is an outdoor project. No studio work. We use the real shit right here! All taken outside on the streets and lowlight with only street lighting! So, that's why I'm glad the days are getting shorter right now and it's already dark around 5:30pm...
I'm sure when this project will be published in book form...me and her will be called the most original and daring photographers in the world. Hehehehehehe....
My sister is too busy to upload her photography work on the net...so that's why I'm gonna do it. Hahaha...
Pic taken by my sister...! (Sis and her Spanish friend in the background...)
-will upload some new pics on my flickr this weekend!-
Sunday, October 31, 2010
And then I go back home...back to the reality.
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
-check out my Flickr page to see another Schiphol Airport related pic-
Monday, October 18, 2010
Y. (Notice the sharp paper cups...yeah, I think I was sitting a little bit too close to Y.)
Oh boy...the right side of this picture got in touch with the light and so, it looks like it's burning! Almost acting like a vampire. Hahaha...okay.
Tim & Mira (no boyfriend / girlfriend. Just very close friends. Literally.)
-updated my Flickr-page, bij de weg-
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I'm getting busier by the day and everyday I'm closer to where I am going to be for the rest of my life.
I try to walk the right path and make the right choices and I try not to waste anymore precious time.
Do you think you're on the right track?
-updated my flickr page...-
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
CHARLOTTE (Scarlett Johansson):
"I just don't know what I'm supposed
to be. I thought maybe I wanted to
be a writer... but I hate what I
write, and I tried taking pictures,
but John's so good at that, and mine
are so mediocre... and every girl
goes through a photography phase,
like horses, you know, taking dumb pictures
of your feet..."
Clockwise from the left: M., T. and...me.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Mr West just released a new track and it's called Devil In a New Dress.
Finally a tune which is worth listening to...I didn't really liked his (overhyped?) first single 'Power' of his new soon-to-be-released fifth studio album: Dark Twisted Fantasy (formerly known as Good Ass Job).
I like this new track because it carries an old skool vibe with this haunting female vocal sample. :)
Picture by Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist
Check out the tune by pressing the play button. :)
(Oh...and you can even download it here, if you wanna feed your iPod / iPhone / iMac (or oldskool PC...) with some new cool music.)
But...you're probably not into Hip Hop, am I right? What's YOUR favorite kinda music? :P I bet you only listen to Lady Gaga ....
-updated my flickr by the way...-
(Kanye Pens Apology Song For the most beautiful country girl in the world: Taylor Swift)
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Perhaps it has something to do with the kind of (vintage, of course) camera (our mother's camera!!) and the special black & white film she used.
Isn't this the best picture you've ever seen on this whole blog? It's ridiculously beautiful. Taken by my sister in Spain.
Thanks sis...for making me feel bad...yet, giving me new inspiration and motivation to become a better 'Moment-freezer' (photographer).
Friday, August 20, 2010
My friend Danique in the front...and other visitors in the back. :)
This picture got removed from my Facebook page by Facebook...(what's the big deal???)!
Go see it now...('till the 15th of september!) it's worth every penny.
Click here to see a preview of the exhibition on video.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I know, I know...I'm not a cool blogger anymore. I've been around the web you know: facebook, facebook, flickr, facebook, flickr, but I just didn't know what to post on my blog. You see...I'm actually not a blogger at all. I just like to wander 'round my city and do things I shouldn't be doing, or go to cool events, parties or just hanging out with my buddies. And occasionally post some pics of these things on the blog. But, lately, I feel like I should be spending some more time and energy on the things I really LOVE: photography and music.
-SIGH- I'm losing my visitors (!!!) and it's all my own fault. But, I don't care about the amount of (unique) visitors per day...I just wanna read comments on my posts. That's all. :) I'm longing for e-mails and comments on my blog. Hahaha.
Enough bla bla bla...let's do someting naughty:
My and my sister on Skype...while listening to Tame Impala. (Taken with Olympus OM-10 and some cool Lomography cross over film)
Tame Impala is a psychedelic rockband from Australia. I wish they would come out to play in my city because they are just the best. And this is coming from a hiphop & electronic music lover pur sang. :)
Click here to download their album Innerspeaker and their self titled EP. I've been playing their album non-stop for months now and it's one of a few albums on which I don't have to skip a song. Because e-v-e-r-y song is...excellent. If you're into good music...listen to this!!
(Preview here...'Make Up Your Mind')
By the way, I've been posting new pictures on my flickr...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
...otherwise, click on the play button and check out sexy naked Kate Moss jumping up and down.
I bet the photographer is taking pictures the whole time...it's a cool trick to pick out the best shot of the model.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Unfortunately, they didn't choose any of the pics I took of her, but only picked out a few other ones: 1, 2
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Taken in a kitchen in Brussels, Belgium.
Take a look on my flickr to see the fine piece of art of the finest guitar hero ever.
The Vasarely museum is located in Budapest, Hungary...I'd love to visit both the museum and the city as many people told me that cities / countries in Eastern Europe are far more interesting than the western cities...
And which museum is your favorite? Mine is definitely FOAM. :)
Monday, June 21, 2010
My sister had to babysit her friend's extremely beautiful boat house:
Here are some pics, taken by me ( on film of course. :) ) in the APARTAMENTO Magazine style.
Spanish: "Our Boat"
Seventies style living room chill spot with a fire place! Can you see my sister in this picture?
More pictures coming soon on my personal website.
I'll keep ya up to date! Or become my buddy on Facebook. Or follow me (I will get the new iPhone soon, and then I'll post a thousand TWITTER messages per hour) on Twitter.
My Flickr, if you wanna check out some other pics taken with the Rollei 35 S. :)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I think this theory definitely needs to be searched out by scientists! I'm serious here. I think, in the near future, we will have a name for this.
Anyway. Here's another shot I took on the streets of Italy (again with the analog Rollei 35s camera). It was taken very early in the morning (around 5:45am), when we were waiting for the cab who would bring us to the airport.
Florence, 2010 taken at 5:45am
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Last week was their exhibition opening at the Meneer de Wit Gallery consisting of only black & white portraits. All taken by photographer Wouter van den Brink.
I will upload a few pics of the portraits, but here's a preview at Danique's flickr-page.
Saba (Programmer at Streetlab_), JeanPaul Paula (Fashion Director) & Sonny Groo (Editor-in-Chief).
Check out my flickr, if you wanna see them legs...(It's a pity that in the picture, Saba had taken off her extremely high heels and changed shoes...)
Saturday, May 29, 2010
But the most stylish people I've seen, when I was there last weekend for a reunion with my foreign friends whom I met in Sweden, were granny's. No I haven't took any pics of them.
Hm, I don't know why. Anyhow, I took a lot of pics with the Rollei 35 S...y'all already know what kinda cam I'm talkin' 'bout, ey??
This is the last picture I took I Florence. I had a great time with my buddies...and I can't wait for the next (Erasmus) reunion in Berlin!
Danique & Sunrise in Italy (Aeroporto di Firenze).
Click here (my Flickr page) to see another pic I took in Florence.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I used to live right around the corner of the photo shop, but now I have to cycle through the whole city of Amsterdam (30 minutes!!) to get there. But it's worth every mile.
Sister (and her oversized beige American Apparel sweater) in her kitchen. Cooking dinner. For me.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
...Diddy couldn't stay behind.
If you wanna be a part of tha game, ya gotta participate.
And to introduce his own blog, he created a trailer...(!)
Y'all know producer Kanye West also has a blog and I quite like it! It may be even more interesting than his music...
I can't wait to see the blog of Lady Gaga ...
Pic taken by Jay Davis
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Backstage at the Rocksoon shooting. January, 12th, 2010. Taken during my internship at a fashion agency.
Rocksoon is a new Dutch based (Japanese style) denim label.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
(unfortunately, I don't have a scanner, so all these pics are taken with my digital camera...)
Anneloes & Victor at the I Love Vintage opening (thursday, march 18th, 2010)
De Dep during the Nike SB party (thursday, march 18th, 2010). (Check out their website to see what's happening this week(end)! Ugly graphic design (hahahaha), but the best temporary club in Amsterdam. For sure.
Caroline Doherty creating art at W139, during the Blinded Tourist project. See my previous post about this project. :)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I have participated in a project called Blinded Tourist. Visual artist Mariëlle Videler was in charge as she was intensively involved in the project which lasted for eight days inside the art gallery called W139.
Check out an old blogpost of mine about this gallery.
Four artists, who were chosen out of 59, have never been to Amsterdam and will not see Amsterdam in reality but will experience their whole trip through visitors of W139 and the reporters. I was one of the reporters and took pictures around the city of subjects which were requested by the artists.
Part of the expo including my work (hanging pictures).
Zhou Bin (from China) wanted to see 'old people'.
Davide Savorani (Italy) wanted to see me in my house. The picture in this picture was taken in my bathroom... :)
And this is the paper house (paper and wood) where they spent the nights. Inside, there's only a mattress...(and of course their personal belongings, like clothing, a suitcase, etc.)
On friday, april 2nd, it's the opening of a new exposition called: Doktor Faustus. And this picture shows a secret preview of the expo...
Monday, March 22, 2010
Invitational Nike SB party @ DEP.
For those of you who follow me through Twitter or is a friend on Facebook...you already know that I haven't got much sleep lately.
This picture was taken at the Nike SB Party which I went to, after visiting the opening evening of the I Love Vintage Store. I took pictures with my film camera (the black Rollei 35 S) at the I Love Vintage store, so I'll post them here once I have them developed. :)
Have a nice week.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Flying Hair, shot by her daddy Matthew Donaldson.
Lily Donaldson on the set with four wind machines while her daddy, Matthew Donaldson, sat behind the extremely high tech camera called Phantom Gold HD (with a price tag that says $ 118.000,-(!!!!!!!!!))
Only 2 seconds were recorded, but everything was slowed down to a 1000 frames per second.
Hair by Sam McKnight and music composed by Zero 7.
If you want to save the movie for your personal fashion videos archive...click here...shhhh...illegal stuff!
(To be played in VLC Media Player...)
-small lay out change of blog, more to come...-
Friday, March 12, 2010
Today I've found something worth to mention: Jacques Mag
And I just think it's such a coincidence, because not only does this magazine carries my family name, the editor in chief is called Danielle. And also, the whole magazine represents my interests: photography, and...these wonderful creatures.
The Sports issue trailer: Squash.
I wish it was my mag because it looks sooo good! I'm going to ask my favorite magazine store Athenaeum (Amsterdam) if they sell it. Probably not...
Perhaps I should apply for a job as an editor or photographer for the magazine...
Click here to read the interview with the Editor in Chief of Jacques Mag: Danielle Luft.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Albert Watson (photographer)
Werner Jeker (graphic designer and know for his Swiss Poster designs...)
His posters motivate me to experiment some more in photoshop with photography images.
Cover issue 4.
Julia Abram Wainwright (photographer)
And last...but definitely not least...my new hero:
Wolfgang Weingart (Graphic Designer / Typographer) (click on the name to see a blogpost about this guy by Brooklyn based Graphic Design Studio Rational Beauty)
Unfortunately...this magazine isn't available in The Netherlands. No, not even at Athenaeum.
So, to all my foreign readers, if this magazine is available in your country...could you please send me a copy? I am willing to pay for the shipping costs.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I said, "say wha........t?". "Apple? Like in Steve Job's Apple?"
"No...", she said. "De Appel. It's a new art exhibition space in the middle of the coziest neighbourhood of Amsterdam: De Pijp." My old neighbourhood.
Of course...I should've known that. Art. As always.