Thursday, July 24, 2008
So, a year has gone by since my visit to the states and in the light of all the traveling i've been doing for Mooiloop, i decided to post shots from the first article i did for them. This was on a visit to my brother in the USA. the rodeo shots were taken at the annual Mission Viejo Rodeo in California and the landscape was shot in Yosemite national park.
be on the lookout for something bigger to come from all my traveling work. (all this work is copyrighted so paws of)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Some of you have heard about the project that i have been shooting with homeless guy Johan Theart. Well the project with him has turned into so much more than expected. Firstly Johan, who has been on the street for 8 years, is not homeless any more. A church called Westview Methodist Church decided to take him under their wing and gave him a place to stay. He is also working for them and sorting out his life at the same time. It is insane how much someone can change if given the opportunity. Well the project turned into something that started encompassing the whole neighborhood and with up to 200 homeless people sleeping in Wierdapark every night, i have started taking pics of other people as well. Here are two pics. One of Johan and another shot. As Johan changes i will keep shooting with him an hope to bring you a whole series some day in the future.
Mooiloop is on the shelves and here is some of the work i did for the article in Dordrecht. I'm focusing more on portraits these days when i shoot for them. I'm thinking a lot about what makes a good portrait and till some burst of creativity hits me (which may well never happen) I will shoot straight-forward portraits like this. As always the work is corprighted to Mooiloop. The man at the taxi is Joe Motele and the old man in the overall is Wellington Damane. Damane is the overseer at the cemetery in Jamestown and when i was speaking to him i called him 'Oom' all the time. i don't know why.