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” In the fake news era, a time when obvious lies can sway elections, it seems odd to think that the truth might actually be the most powerful weapon. But it was threatening enough in inter-war Germany to get August … Continue reading
A photo sent to me by Lasut en Braun, interior architects, based in Amsterdam. An illustration of a room divider, a subject they tackle in the new magazine I am working on at the moment. They caught the … Continue reading
As you may know I am also a host for Airbnb and have people from all over the world staying in my home. Once I stayed in a tiny room in the heart of Tribeca, NYC. Outside the window, squashed … Continue reading
Mesmerizing visual poetry. Animation by Ikram El Massouadi , motion design by Tashina van Zwam, sound design Sebastiaan Sminck. How did I get to this video, I can’t remember, but I kept a screenshot of the title roll on my … Continue reading
“Who wants transparency, when you can have magic?” A quote from the Duke of Windsor commenting on the live transmission, on television (!), of the anointment of Queen Elizabeth II. Explaining to his living room audience why the most holy … Continue reading
Pictures I took today, on my cycle back into town early morning.
There’s 23 years between the two images, made by me, and I stuck to the motto: Sempre andare avanti, always go on .
I entered a portrait photography workshop with FOAM and today was the first meeting. I made a portrait of Evy, my portrait buddy. and some more. I have to make a selection of 3, send them in, as a start … 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