Why take a picture which last several seconds if you can do the same in one ‘click’? Why bother a sitter to sit still, not move at all, for seconds so I can take a photo?
Inspired by photos from ‘the beginning’ (which are much more serious, more posed than they are now) I started to experiment. I learned that with an exposure of several seconds light wraps beautiful around my subject. I learned that the portraits gained in intensity. I also learned that not every camera is suitable.
With this process I am able to capture a person as I think they are. No mask, just reality.
this series will be all about the connections we have, but even more, who is our dearest connection?
The idea is simple: I will photograph one person. This person will tell me which is her/his dearest connection (s)he’d like to have a portrait of. Than, I’ll photograph that person, and that person will tell me which is her/his dearest connection… and so on, and so on.
The first series within the project will be The Dance Connection, and this month I will be able to show you the first series of images. I sincerely hope that with this project I’ll be able to make a rather complete portrait of the Croatian Dance Scene.
Opening portrait of the series will be with one of HNK’s finest prima ballerina’s. More info can be found here.
born and raised dutch, studied at the photo-academy in amsterdam and a member of the nvf (dutch association of photo journalists).
as a wedding photographer I've shot over 300 weddings with couples from six continents and had a great time doing this, enjoying wonderful moments with my couples. nowadays I rarely do weddings, my focus is on portraits which I love.
living on the hills of zagreb, I like to enjoy the simplicity of life with some good food, a glass of wine and a nice conversation.
I believe that the beauty of life is to be found in small things: you just have to see them. it's the same for the beauty inside us, you just need to see it.
I feel blessed, cause I see.