The Surveyed Female – 7

Extra Ordinary objects - charles ray

LOOKING IN THE MIRROR Tijd om zelf in de spiegel te kijken. Picture for Women is ontleed, de betekenis van Jeff Wall is opgeschreven maar de invloed die het werk op mij heeft is nog onvoldoende belicht. Laat staan wat ik ermee ga doen! En dat ga ik dan dus nu haarfijn uit de doeken … Continue reading The Surveyed Female – 7

The Surveyed Female 6

PICTURE FOR WOMEN Vrouwen zijn om naar te kijken. - Laura Mulvey’s ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ (1973/75) - Zoals ik eerder schreef kan je het thema van Picture for Women vinden in de feministische kritiek op kunst en films die tussen 1975 en 1985 gemaakt zijn. Het is waarschijnlijk dat Picture for Women is … Continue reading The Surveyed Female 6

The Surveyed Female – 5

Edouard_Manet,_A_Bar_at_the_Folies-Bergère

The Photographer ‘We haven’t progressed beyond where we were when the medium was new, and we won’t. Photography is what its first practitioners said it was—pictures created by the controlled actions of nature, of light reflected from surfaces.’ -Jeff Wall- In 1975 zat Jeff Wall zat niet in mijn rugzak. We hadden geen rugzakken maar … Continue reading The Surveyed Female – 5

The Surveyed Female 4 – Naked or Nude

Monochrome Monday - Torso

TO BE NAKED IS TO BE ONESELF. ‘To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself.’ - John Berger- Mijn wereldbeeld is gevormd door kerk, ouders en boeken. De kerk was bij ons thuis altijd aanwezig, pa was voorganger in de Hervormde Kerk. Niet direct een hele zware … Continue reading The Surveyed Female 4 – Naked or Nude

The Surveyed Female – 2

9/11 “It was as if real life had been canceled for the day.” -Jennifer Weiner- Als ik naar Picture for Women van Jeff Wall kijk met de kennis van nu begrijp ik niet dat ik dat ik een aantal jaren geleden op dit beeld reageerde met 'lekker belangrijk'. Want het beeld is blijven hangen. Erger … Continue reading The Surveyed Female – 2

The Surveyed Female

MEN LOOK AT WOMEN ‘Women watch themselves being looked at’ -John Berger- Vol verbazing keek ik naar de foto. Waar ging dit over? Een foto van een man die met een zelfontspanner een foto van zichzelf en een vrouw maakt. In een zaal vol ouwe meuk met de sfeer van een verlaten kantoor. Welke gedachte … Continue reading The Surveyed Female

Eva en de hemel

Het was vroeg donker. Het miezerde en het was kil. De verwaaide hemel zat vol met natte wolken die me dreigend aankeken. Een dag om snel te vergeten. Ik vluchtte de kroeg in om een beetje op temperatuur te komen. Ik kende de kroeg niet. Het bleek een donker lokaal met lage zoldering. De geur van … Continue reading Eva en de hemel

Headshots and Tableau photography

Early in 2018 I started as full-time professional photographer. The best decision I ever made. Now, almost a year later the results are there: specialised in #Headshots and large-scale tableau photography. Not much time left for writing or participating in contests but very busy 🙂 making fotoshoots. Take a look at my companies website to … Continue reading Headshots and Tableau photography

Monochrome Monday – 44

My niece “We be light, we be life, we be fire! We sing electric flame, we rumble underground wind, we dance heaven! Come be we and be free!” ― Kate Griffin Remake of a picture taken by Tom Munro from Angelina Jolie.

Monochrome Monday – 42

Geert Smits fotografie | Gouda

Sanquin Rock   “to take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.”  ― Susan Sontag, On Photography Nikon D750 – Sigma 24-105mm ISO 6400 F5.6 1/80

Weekly photo challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Geert Smits fotografie | Gouda

A Face in the Crowd “Every face, every shop, bedroom window, public-house, and dark square is a picture feverishly turned--in search of what? It is the same with books. What do we seek through millions of pages?” ― Virginia Woolf Camera: Nikon D750 / Lens Sigma 24 - 105 mm ISO 5000 Weekly photo challenge … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – A Face in the Crowd

Weekly photo challenge – Sweet

Geert Smits fotografie | Gouda

Sweet? Sweetheart! Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. - Stevie Wonder I know: there is no food in this post. Sorry ... Camera: Nikon D750 / Lens Sigma 24 mm Weekly photo challenge … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Sweet

Monochrome Monday – 41

Geert Smits fotografie | Gouda

Jaco van kempen - StudioGonz   “to take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.”  ― Susan Sontag, On Photography Nikon D750 – Sigma 24-105mm ISO 6400 F5.6 1/80

Weekly photo challenge – Temporary

Weekly Photo Challenge - Temporary

Life is Temporary “Everything that I hold will eventually be gone. Subsequently, the quality of my life will depend on whether I choose to appreciate those things ‘now’ or wait until ‘then.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough   Camera: Nikon D750 / Lens Sigma 24 mm Weekly photo challenge - Temporary Save

Monochrome Monday – 40

monochrome monday - child

Little girl in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam   “to take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.”  ― Susan Sontag, On Photography Nikon D750 – Nikkor 35mm 1.8 – F5.6 – 1/125

Wordless Wednesday 53 – Abandoned hospital

Stairways and windows The Jozeflocatie, an old Hospital, at the Graaf Florisweg in Gouda is abandoned in 2015. All over the building decay is visible. Only the windows don't know it. They are as beautiful as ever. Save Save Save Save

Weekly photo challenge – Bridge

swan monochrome monday

Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam Oh, here we are at the bridge. I'm going to shut my eyes tight. I'm always afraid going over bridges. I can't help imagining that perhaps, just as we get to the middle, they'll crumple up like a jackknife and nip us. So I shut my eyes. But I always have to … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Bridge

Weekly photo challenge – Delta

Delta - The passing of time Some people are always  late for an appoinment ... annoying! Has it something to do with their personalities? For this series of (only three are finished yet) five pictures I introduce to you: The Pleaser. Alway on time. Hours early. Never wants to disappoint anyone. The Rebel. Does'nt give … Continue reading Weekly photo challenge – Delta