The Burden Of The Preconceived

November 01, 2022
Lately the call of the forest, the promise of the experience of the outdoors, of new discoveries yet to be made, pull at me and don't let go until I pack up my backpack and find the roads to the places where I feel more at home than in my house. The promise of being in nature on my own, so I can restore and reset is just too alluring to dismiss. I...
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Keeping All Options Open

October 03, 2022
Standing on the coastline of one of the Dutch islands with my camera bag strapped on my back, just gazing into the distance with the horizon so far away that the world looked endless, I inhaled deeply and felt the stress of the weeks before just drop off my shoulders. We came here to unwind, to rebuild my condition after a recent covid infection an...
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Lessons of an Impassioned Photographer

September 07, 2022
I had long wanted to write this blog post, in fact I started to write it quite a few times and every time another topic drifted to the top of my mind thus taking the place of this essay. It would have started as follows: "I have a dear friend, a friend who is as modest as the mountains he spends his life photographing, a man who is humble, yet mor...
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Photographer of Transience

June 30, 2022
It is June 2022, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere is already behind us and I find myself back in the place I call home on the top of a mountain with a heavy backpack strapped on my back and a little dog on the leash. The last time I was here, it was autumn. Leaves were yellow and orange and it was raining and storming continuo...
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Beyond The Rule Of Thirds

May 30, 2022
I found myself reading a thread on a photography forum a few weeks ago and slowly following the string of words which were uttered to criticize a certain picture, I was suddenly stopped in my tracks. There it was, the quick judgmental line to make a photographer feel like a stupid person who just does not understand the mechanics of a good composit...
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