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2004-03-30
153. Norway, summer 2000.



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153. "Stone nr. 21"
An exercise in patience. My son and I built this "sculpture" You have to add a stone simultaniously to keep things in balance. It always falls down a couple of times. It's very good to "dehurry" (a translation of a new Dutch word) during the holidays.


2004-03-28
152. Ireland, spring 1988.



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152. "Stone nr. 20"
A deserted castle in the Cork area in southern Ireland.


2004-03-26
151. Ireland, spring 1988.



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151. "Stone nr. 19"
This beautiful round boulder broke away from a larger rock and had a very irregular form then. It has been ground for ages by the force of water and sand. This is really Zen.


2004-03-24
150. Ireland, spring 1988.



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150. "Stone nr. 18"
One of the many deserted houses in the west of Ireland.


2004-03-22
149. Ireland, spring 1988.



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149. "Stone nr. 17"




2004-03-20
148. France, Brittany, autumn 1986.



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148. "Stone nr. 16"
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Photographs of the German artist Wim Wenders:
http://www.wim-wenders.com/


2004-03-18
147. England, summer 2002.



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147. "Stone nr. 15"
At the foot of a waterfall I found this beautiful water erosion. At the time of the picture it was very dry, so there was not much water.
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Black and white photograpy by the English photographer Keith Cooper:
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk



2004-03-16
146. Ireland, summer 1990.



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146. "Stone nr. 14"
Because of the constant stream of water coming down these rocks a lot of different kinds of moss started growing here.




2004-03-14
145. Ireland, summer 1990.



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145. "Stone nr. 13"
On this pinkish stone there were lots of lichens growing. Every colony conquered its own territory. It resulted in clearly defined boundaries. It looks like a map of a non-existent continent.
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This is the site of the world-famous Dutch photographer the late Ed van der Elsken:
http://www.edvanderelsken.nl/


2004-03-12
144. Japan, summer 1991.



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144. "Stone nr. 12"
Stones on the beach and an iron bar corroded by the salt seawater.
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The series "People" is postponed for a while. Most of the pictures are scans from slides, and the quality is not good enough. So first a new series about stone. More pictures with this theme in ARCHIVES under the nrs. 16, 46, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 71, 111, 114 and 119.
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From the photographs of the dutch photographer Bruno van den Elshout it is evident that he has contact with the people he photographs, he has an open eye for the world around him:
http://www.photologix.nl/





2004-03-10
143. Guangzhou, China, summer 1979



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143. "People nr. 10"
When I motioned that I wanted to take their picture, the parents nodded in agreement and moved to the side. They probably thought that I wanted to photograph their child. The protective, proud look in their eyes speaks volumes.
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Most pictures from the series "People" are from 35mm slides. My scanner (HP scanjet 5470c) is not very good for slides. I'm very dissatisfied by the quality. The original slides are sharp and rich in colour. The lamp is too weak, so I have to raise the level too much and the light is too blue for slides. I'll just take the loss in quality for granted because I'm primarily interested in the feeling and secondarily in the quality.





2004-03-08
142. Guangzhou, China, summer 1979



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142. "People nr. 9"
In Guangzhou (formerly Canton) I took some pictures of a group of children, after a while they fortunately didn't pay attention to me anymore. The boy on the left probably thought he was very interesting because he tried to get into every picture.
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Especially the "Nudes" and the "Landscapes" of the artist Deborah Batt I like very much:
http://www.deborah-batt.com/



2004-03-06
141. Japan, summer 1991.



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141. "People nr. 8"
While waiting for the train I walked across the bridge that connects the platforms. I was struck by the lines of the station and the colours in the rucksack and clothing, the colours repeat themselves in the building. I on purpose positioned the left rail parallel to the left side of the frame to get an alienating effect.
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I like the graphic style of the Belgian photographer John Braeckmans very much. His use of colour and feeling for composition is exceptional:
http://www.braeckmans.com/



2004-03-04
140. Japan, summer 1991.



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140. "People nr. 7"
Three women, three hats, three baskets, three poles and three trees. The hats, baskets, the tops of the poles and the round stones in the foreground are round forms that are repeating themselves in this photograph.
In this Japanese park it is strictly forbidden to walk on the moss. The maintenance is done by women wearing soft slippers in order not to damage the moss.
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The work of the Dutch paintress Hélène Terlien goes under the header Magical Realism. I like it very much:
http://heleneterlien.exto.nl/
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Magical Realism is also possible in photography:
http://www.iks-foto.com/



2004-03-02
139. Japan, summer 1991.



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139. "People nr. 6"
From some visitors I got the comment that there are hardly ever people in my pictures. That was the case up till now. It's going to change. The new series is called "People" The first photographs with this theme you can find in ARCHIVES under de nrs. 6, 64, 93, 94, 98.
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The rice-fields in Japan are mechanically planted, but afterwards the bad plants and the weeds are removed by hand. In the basket on the woman's back there are extra plants. She puts them in by hand in the empty spots.
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One of the best people-photographers is the Englishman Martin Parr. His pictures look sometimes like snapshots at first sight, but they certainly are not. He goes very close to his subject and takes surprising photographs, and surprising I mean in both senses. He gives a striking view of often very common subjects:
http://www.martinparr.com/