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Tag Archives: Child
A CHILD IS BORN Christmas is coming, the celebration of a baby born. It made me think and I started browsing the folder ‘mother’ on my computer. Stuff from the archives, images I kept, of mothers and their consequential children. … Continue reading
The work of Els van der Monde is the photographic registration of a world that can only be seen through new media, i.e. the state of the art scanners and other photographic examinator*. Like Blossfeldt she shows how the origin of … Continue reading
Photo’s I took, work by me, images I grabbed, paintings reproduced; a grab from my digital archive, which is now ever so easy to access with the newly installed external mega space, 2TB. Simply browsing -in Bridge– through years of … Continue reading
Charts, stereotypes and Photoshop, regarding ‘skin tone’. And art. A photograph by Man Ray, approaching the subject from an aesthetic angle. “This photograph of Kiki de Montparnasse’s head next to an African ceremonial mask bears a title that references both … Continue reading
This song came to mind, Calling You from the film Paris Texas. Weird, I know it so well, the words, the longing, but I haven’t heard it for ages. It brings me way back to when I just moved to Amsterdam. … Continue reading
This radio advertisement was inspired by a story from my mother. When she was a young mother, she took her little sister and her toddler on a trip into town by train. On her lap my mother carried the infant, who … Continue reading
While I was spending time under my thinking hat, my son made this poem. Car train plane or truck it doesn’t matter moving is the luck I guess it could mean you just have to (get up to) be happy.
A sentence that can cause the same vibe as an alarm bell to a mother: a bored child! Houston!
The painting above was stolen last Thursday from the Castelvecchio Museum in Verona. It is part of the robbery of masterpieces worth an estimate €15 million, and among them are works of great names like Rubens, Tintoretto, Pisanello and Bellini. But … Continue reading