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Tomorrow I am doing a workshop with 11 and 12 year olds on insects. As an artist I inspire them (diverge in educational lingo) to create a new insect, a man-made hybrid of technology and biology, to survive – and … 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
Every morning I cycle to a village south east of Amsterdam together with my son, on his way to school. It’s at a 40 minutes distance, and there’s a choice in roads back home. I love the stretch along Diemer … Continue reading
Photography has become a human trait. Camera everyone has one. The picture above therefore could be anyone’s. The close-up was captured by using a macro lense, attached to my iPhone 4 by a magnetic ring around the lense of the … Continue reading
Last night I saw Ben Stiller on the sofa of the Graham Norton Show, explaining about the world record he set for the Guiness Book of Records, by using the world’s longest selfie stick to capture the entire premiere audience … Continue reading
The oldest winery was found in Armenia, dating to around 4000 BC. The earliest archeological evidence for a dominant position of wine-making in human culture dates from 8,000 years ago in Georgia. The illustrations are from my mother’s wine atlas, published … Continue reading
A picture from my desktop. The lid of a used paint tin. Close up. It became the logo of our B&B room. A home away from home for people from all over the world. Like I said before: ( in an … Continue reading