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ilok V

Ilok. Next to the Danube (or Donau). Many inhabitants (those who remained) own a small boat and go for fishing. Not for fun but simply in order to get a great meal. Who needs meat if fish swims next door?


ilok IV

Ilok. Situated in a hilly area it has many natural springs. Many were used to provide water not only to the inhabitants, but also to passers’ by. The one below is situated near by the Danube (or Donau) so passing ships could fill-up.


ilok III

Ilok. Once rich, by trade, by what the earth provided. Once full of life and inhabitants. Nowadays, Ilok has officially 6.500 inhabitants from which 4.000 are only registered inhabitants. In other words, in Ilok are only around 2.500 people living… and sadly, this shows.




ilok I

Ilok. The most Eastern town in Croatia. Probably also the town with most wineries in town, instead of somewhere on an estate on the countryside. Next to one of the oldest wine cellars one can find the remains of the old city wall. A storm was approaching, so there was nothing left then to find shelter in the wine cellar. Sometimes, a bit of rain is not that bad ;)


portrait of anita

Anita helped me with holding the reflector while shooting the HR-photo for Tomislav. Of course, when already present in the room I asked her for a portrait as well. 

Next to her work in our firm, Anita writes (and photographs) a delicious blog about food. You should have a look at her instagram page of you like cooking.

Five seconds, window light and a reflector.


portrait of tomislav

Tomislav came to me and asked me for a normal portrait. He needed one for the HR department. Of course I was willing to do him a favor, but it would cost him: a multiple second portrait. We did this one first and the second (out of three) did it. 

Window light, six seconds and a reflector.

I took a look at the images made from the other camera (a great one, the fuji x-pro, which I always carry) and then from my ‘special’ camera. The latter sees things I don’t even see. To me, the background (a whiteboard) is white. To the fuji as well.

The ‘special’ camera captures so much more detail, it is amazing and so look the prints. It is a shame I use this camera only for this project, but then I want it to remain special. For this project only. Call me silly.


portrait of katarina

At the end of the working week I found Katarina still being in the office. Most people had left already and I was preparing to go as well. That said, there is always time to create a portrait. 

Being dressed in white, I thought it would be a great fit with her black hair and with my whiteboard (which obviously was not cleaned that well by me).

We did four images, this one lasting five seconds. Window light and my reflector.


stripes II

My last series shot with the Sigma DP0 Quattro. Though a great camera, a great tool, it doesn’t fit my style. I do people and if possible from close. 

The DP0 is simply to wide for me for this purpose. It is a great tool for story telling, for cinematic use. However not for me. I don’t need wide, I need medium format :)

The series below is a follow-up from this series. Patterns are every where. You just need to see them. Shot in monochrome mode, split-toned with NIK.


stripes I

Patterns are a great subject to photograph in cinematic view (21:9), especially when done in black & white. Images below were shot with the Sigma DP0 Quattro, in monochrome mode.

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