Tag Archives: photography

July 6, 2016

Authenticity

Two years have passed since my last blog post. Two years filled with books and some unexpected hurdles on the way. Meanwhile LIVING IRON, about the rich diversity of iron and the visual appeal of rust, has continued to grow Read more

 
June 26, 2013

A journey

On a journey While I’m plunged in the preparations of Living Iron these days, my blog has seemingly come to a standstill so this is more an update for friends who may find me a little unfaithful. When this book project began I Read more

 
March 22, 2013

Inspiration

   …. once more   ‘The more diverse the life of the mind, the better the chances are that your inspiration will be protected’ writes Rainer Maria Rilke to Elisabeth Ephrussi in The Hare with the Amber Eyes. I think Read more

 
February 23, 2013

Stills

Still poems In a wintery mood accentuated by the whitish light outside that may announce some snow to come, I am struck by a book review about the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and his studies in black and white. The four Read more

 
October 26, 2012

Reinforcing steel

Rebar   Hidden from view inside a park not too far from my home is a large building site. Contrary to most construction sites around us these days the entrance gate is never closed and, apart from the builders, hardly Read more

 
September 20, 2012

Corrugated iron

The beauty of shacks   A rare sight in The Netherlands : half hidden behind a farmhouse, a crumbling hay barn. This country is generally so clean and organised that most people here would be shocked by my enthusiasm, of Read more

 
August 31, 2012

Feathers

Larus fuscus One of my favourite places for photography to do with iron is a bulk terminal situated near the Dutch coast. I’ve had the chance to be there in different seasons and to watch the unexpected amount of wildlife Read more

 
August 24, 2012

Pruning

There are a few books I particularly like on the subject of writing. Ernest Hemingway On Writing is one of them, mainly with excerpts from his letters, and Stephen King On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Both books show Read more

 
August 16, 2012

Reading and writing

Vagabondage Here is another quotation in the same spirit as in last week’s blog post from an inspiring little book, ‘What is history’ by E. H. Carr: ‘…as soon as I have got going on a few of what I Read more

 
August 10, 2012

Imagination

  The artist’s work Today, in a reflective mood about the artist’s work, I’m only quoting others…     ‘… the making of art has nothing at all to do with knowledge, education, craft, technique, sophistication, style, concept, subject, process, Read more