Nadine Bongaerts in Magazine Future: “No man is as smart as nature”
Nadine Bongaerts is an inspiring synthetic biologist and on the cover of the first ‘Get into Future Magazine’ by TMG, Financiele Telegraaf and SingularityU about nanotech, synthetic biology, fintech, healthtech, blockchain and startups. Nadine herself is passionate about designing life through genetic engineering. She received her Bachelor and Master Degree in Life Science & Technology from Delft University of Technology and Leiden University and is currently pursuing her PhD at French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Paris where she works on the development of a novel drug screening platform with engineered bacteria for the accelerated discovery of antibiotics. In the magazine she states: “Nature does not make anything that she can not break off. This principle we should follow more, because it is so much more durable, smarter and safer. I hope our profession can contribute to this. And let’s be honest: nature still has the most advanced technology that exists.”
Publisher: Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG), SingularityU
Publication date: November, 2017
Occasion: Summit 2017
Portraits of: Nadine Bongaerts
Text by: Anne Marie Moerman
Production: Isabel Michelotti
Art direction: Marije Groot
Photography: Jitske Schols/represented by Mrs. Robinson
Photography assistant: Vivian Wegmann
Today in daily newspaper Het Parool, architect Cees Dam: “You should not be proud of what you did”
Media: Het Parool
Publication date: November 21, 2017
About: Interview with Dutch architect Cees Dam (85) about his new book ‘Over Architectuur’ and about the importance to keep dreaming in life
Photo Swap in Focus Magazine
Media: Focus Magazine
Publication date: November 1, 2017
About: Photo Swap @ Unseen
Give art these winter holidays
It may be a little early, but you might have to rethink this twice and of course we do have a production time. I’m talking about surprising yourself (and okay, also your partner) with a nice piece of art during these winter holidays. Something lasting, an eye-catching ornament for your wall. Something to remember. In my (self made) webshop you will find some of my (framed) artworks for sale. All photo’s are available in limited editions, numbered, signed and provided with a certificate of authenticity. Three different sizes. Special request possible. What about that, wouldn’t that be a perfect Christmas present? No need to think twice?
The internship of Vivian
Student Vivian (20) came from Switzerland to Amsterdam to follow a one-week internship. She is in an art school and is particularly interested in photography. We made a plan of things that Vivian wanted to learn. In addition to accompanying me during assignments, she wanted to experiment with studio portraits herself and experience street photography in Haarlem. We did it all and had a blast! Within a week Vivian managed to become a very helpful assistent, a friend and a member of the family. We loved you being here. I hope you learned a lot Vivian and I’m sure we’ll see you back in Amsterdam again!
Commissioned portrait of Ellis Aizenberg.
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Commissioned portrait of Eva Hagenberg.
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Actor Jacob Derwig for Het Parool | PS van de Week
So very proud to have photographed the fantastic actor and above all very sympathetic Jacob Derwig for magazine Het Parool | PS van de Week of this weekend, wearing a suit and shirt designed by John Malkovich (yes it is!)! The newspaper and magazine just arrived and I was very impressed. Not only by the beautiful magazine, but also by the special and exceptional layout of the newspaper, due to the death of our beloved mayor Eberhard van der Laan. Only a beautiful poem of F. Starik (former city poet of Amsterdam) was printed on the frontpage of the newspaper. Sober and intense. No wonder it’s chosen best designed newspaper of the world!
Dag burgemeester Eberhard Van der Laan
We zullen lief zijn voor de stad en voor elkaar.
Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone wins it all
Big winner of the ‘Gouden Kalveren’, the main prizes for Dutch films, has become Brimstone. The western thriller managed to redeem six of nine Gouden Kalf nominations tonight, including those for Best Film. Never before had a movie got so many Gouden Kalveren. Oeh lala, well done & big bow! When the film was released film maker Martin Koolhoven posed for my camera. These photo’s are now available at LUMEN Photo.
New: The Faceless Linkedin Profile Pictures Exhibition. This exhibition is initiated and curated by Fabian Sapthu (Less Agency) and psychologist Tim Theeboom (University of Amsterdam & Less Agency):
Of the 500 million LinkedIn members roughly 95% of them has their smiling face as a profile picture. Does this increase their career or business opportunities? According to LinkedIn ‘your profile is 14x more likely to be viewed simply by having a profile picture’. A heatmap study by TheLadders concluded that ‘recruiters spend 19 percent of the total time they spend on your profile looking at your picture’. But to which degree does our face predict how good we are at our jobs? We think it’s not our face that defines how good we are, but our education, skills, references and track record. That’s why we decided to pay homage to the brave and creative 5% who dare to not show their face on their profile.
Thanks for the photo swaportunities
Yesterday, during UNSEEN Photo festival, photographer Janus van den Eijnden organized a Photo Swap event. Lots of interesting photographers were invited to select one or more photo’s for swapping. The Photo Swap event was sponsored by Epson and Fotolab Kiekie. Yesterday evening I arrived home with beautiful images of photographers Vivian Keulards, Chris de Bode, Linelle Deunk, Morad Bouchakour, Sarah Mei Herman, Sander Nieuwenhuys, Roger Cremers and of the organizer himself Janus van der Eijnden. So herewith a big thank you to Janus in the first place and to all the photographers for these fantastic swaportunities!
Album release Solitary High – LAVALU
On October 5th, LAVALU will release her new album ‘Solitary High’. It is her finest work to date. She has succeeded in developing a style in which influences of Regina Spektor & Fiona Apple can be heard combined with Debussy & Satie. This is today’s chamber music. I’m very proud that she selected me to shoot her album cover. That rocks!
I will definitely attend this talented lady and her album release show in Tolhuistuin the 5th, will you too? Then book your tickets here.
PORTRAIT OF FILM MAKER CORIENE WIEPKING
She is an archaeologist and after following various courses she developed herself into a film maker. Last year her first film was released and now she is busy with a new project in where she combines her expertise as an archaeologist with her passion for film making. She lifted a tip of the veil and it sounds like an exciting exercise. It makes me incredibly curious about the result, you go girl!
PORTRAIT OF FINE ART PAINTER ELLEN DAVIDZON
I’ve been working together this summer with this talented artist Ellen Davidzon for an exposition on the Dutch isle of Vlieland. We also have been making portraits in her nice and cosy studio. This is what I love of being a photographer: having these intimate moments with beautiful people on special locations. We had so much fun during the photo shoot. Ellen’s personality is a reflection of her work. She celebrates life, with paintings that so burst with joy for life or with such a tender, deeply human interest. Please visit Ellen’s website and have a look for it yourself.
OPENING FACE TIME EXPO OP AMSTEL STATION
Vandaag was de officiele opening van de reizende expositie FACE TIME, een portretten tentoonstelling die op zes grote NS stations te zien zal zijn. De aftrap was vanmiddag in de centrale hal van het Amstelstation. De tentoonstelling is in opdracht van Kunst en Cultuur in Beweging gemaakt door Dutch National Portrait Gallery.
In de tentoonstelling reageren zes fotografen op zes schilderijen uit zes museumcollecties. Ik mocht reageren op ‘Zelfportret met snorkel’ (2004) van Pieter Pander uit de collectie van het Drents Museum. We zien hem op dat portret met duikbril en een snorkel. In mijn reactie daarop heb ik ook een zelfportret gemaakt, waarin ik thematisch aansluit op Panders zelfportret door een set met schuimrubberen zwembandjes op mijn hoofd te dragen. Ook in de compositie zocht ik verbinding met Panders portret: blote schouders, eenvoudige achtergrond. Met de sluitertijd van 10 seconden kon ik ‘schilderen met licht’. Door een lichte hoofdbeweging kreeg de foto kwastachtige streken.
Amsterdam Amstel – 14/09/17 – 01/10/17
Almere Centraal – 02/10/17 – 12/10/17
Den Haag Centraal – 13/10/17 – 25/10/17
Breda – 26/10/17 – 08/11/17
Zwolle – 09/11/17 – 22/11/17
Arnhem – 23/11/17 – 08/12/17
FACE TIME AT NS STATIONS
In FACE TIME, six photographers (including me) respond to six paintings from six Dutch museum collections: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Museum De Fundatie, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Museum Arnhem, and Drents Museum. A new generation of portrait makers connects between existing and new art and acts as a bridge between artworks and people. FACE TIME shows the importance of incessant reflection on prejudices and differences and the need to create a society which is not only tolerant but also respectful to those who deviate.
FACE TIME is the time spent face to face with someone, with full attention. The title also refers to the element of time between the year the painting was created and the year the photo was made. The coupled portraits are accompanied by podcasts in which museum directors tell us things you did not know about the chosen paintings, and the photographers speak about their newly created portraits. Who is the depicted person we spend time with?
Amsterdam Amstel 14 September – 2 October 2017
Almere Centraal 2 October – 13 October 2017
Den Haag Centraal 13 October – 26 October 2017
Breda 26 October – 9 November 2017
Zwolle 9 November – 23 November 2017
Arnhem 23 November – 7 December 2017
KLPA AWARDS PRESENTATION
Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards are proud to present a public exhibition of the 10th KLPA2017 Finalists portraits from 9 – 19 September, 2017 at the Whitebox Gallery, PUBLIKA in Kuala Lumpur. The gallery will be opened daily from 10 am – 7 pm. Free entry. All 56 finalists (like my work) and prize-winning entries will be framed or projected.
⬤ KLPA 2017 Exhibition Catalogue 》
The added value of fine art photography in your company
Businesses and large corporations investing into collections of fine art is a tradition dating a few centuries back. But buying art online only just recently emerged. More and more art lovers make their purchases online. And at the same time, photography is currently gaining momentum in corporate art collections. That made me start my own online little gallery. Not only individuals, also companies will benefit from this.
Did you know that art can be a powerful and sympathetic representation of your company’s core values? Large companies, such as Akzo Nobel and ING, have built an impressive collection of art. But also many less big groups have hanged art on their walls to express what they stand for. But there is more. Art has a measurable positive effect on the work environment. American psychologist Aric Sigman investigated the influence of art in the workplace and it turned out that the presence of art has a strong relationship with satisfaction, productivity and a decrease of absenteeism rates. And last but not least, it also has a strong stress-reducing effect. So art on your companies’ walls is not only beautiful, it also has added value in a completely different way.
But let’s be honest, a piece of art should above all inspire and fascinate you. Don’t you prefer a meeting room with outstanding art above an empty walled one yourself? That is why I made it easy for you to orient on, select and maybe eventually buy my fine art photography artworks in limited edition. All artworks are signed, numbered and provided with a certificate of authenticity. Available in three sizes with different finishing options. Ow, and ask your local tax consultant about the fiscal deduction in your country. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Piece of art delivered
Today I delivered this piece of art to its new owner. I’m sure it will adorn the walls like pearls on a woman’s neck. Also interested in this artwork in limited editions? I recently started my own (semi) online gallery/shop. Check the link below for details of this specific artwork.
BUY DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST…
…and don’t pay commission fees
Are you an art collector? Or you just like art on your wall? Buy direct from the artist. All my artworks are offered in an authorized signed and numbered size-limited edition and come with a certificate of authenticity. Three sizes available. Go and have a look in my personal gallery and click on photo’s for more detailed information and ordering.
Artworks for sale on the isle of Vlieland
As of next week a selection of ten of my photo’s taken on the Dutch isle of Vlieland will be exhibited in Vlieland’s only (and therefore most important!) gallery. The artworks are not only there for staring at them, they could become your own. The photo’s in a wooden frame are sold in limited editions, signed, numbered and provided with a certificate of authenticity. Other works in the gallery are by painter Ellen Davidzon whose Vlieland paintings with their impressionist, loose touches and subtle colors are very popular. Curious? Make sure to visit the beautiful isle of Vlieland this summer and hop by at Vlieland Maritiem Art (Dorpsstraat 94, Vlieland).
Sold & Sent: print sale
My portrait ‘Sora with hands in hair’ was sold and sent this week to the new owner, an art collector. She was very pleased with her artwork in a handmade black wooden frame. In this size (medium, 30×45 cm) there are still 5 editions available (+ 2 AP’s). There are two other size editions of 9 (small size) and 5 (large size). All photo’s are signed, numbered and provided with a certificate of authenticity. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sora with hands in hair
Edition of 6 (+2 AP’s) | 45 x 30 cm
Giclée print Hahnemühle Photo Rag 320 gr. Pigment inkt
Handmade black wooden frame (baklijst)
Shipping within the Netherlands
When in pain, we try to find unusual solutions when regular medical service appears to be insufficient. On this photo neuralgia in the foot led to a visit to cupping therapy.
SEND YOUR OWN AMSTERDAMMER TO THE PORTRAIT GALLERY
Yesterday we had the amazing opening of the exhibition ‘Ode to an Amsterdammer’ by Dutch National Portrait Gallery. About 400 people were attending the evening which was opened by former minister and art enthusiast Hedy d’Ancona. Initiator and curator Koos Breukel selected almost 70 painted, drawn and photographed portraits of Amsterdammers made by both known artists as emerging talents. Koos himself made a beautiful portrait of the mayor Eberhard van der Laan with his son. The exhibition is freely accessible from now to August 27th. Go and have a look! And while strolling through the city you might run into Ayla who is on Abri’s throughout the whole city!
SEND YOUR OWN AMSTERDAMMER
Would you like to send your own Amsterdammer, this is your chance! The best (self)portraits will be shown on the Dutch National Portrait Gallery website and on a digital screen at Het Scheepvaartmuseum in Amsterdam during the evening of August 9th from 19:00 – 21:00 hours. More info here (scroll down) >>>
Street Art Museum in magazine Museumvisie
Museumvisie is the leading magazine for the museum professional. In this issue we meet Peter Ernst Coolen, initiator and curator of what will be the largest street art museum of the world. Coolen in the magazine: ‘I strive for recognition of street art’
Ode aan een Amsterdammer breeduit in Het Parool
Fotograaf Koos Breukel eert de bewoners en hun stad in de expositie Ode aan een Amsterdammer van 12 juli t/m 27 augustus in het Scheepvaartmuseum. Het Parool besteedt er dit weekend uitgebreid aandacht aan in PS van de Week, het magazine. En de allerliefste Amsterdammer van de wereld staat op pagina 22 paginagroot afgebeeld. Mis het magazine niet dit weekend en kom kijken in het Scheepvaartmuseum. Toegang is gratis!
Rapper Ronnie Flex lanceert soloalbum Rémi
Mijn foto’s van Ronell Langston Plasschaert, ofwel Ronnie Flex dit weekend in Het Parool | PS van de Week. Met een mooi interview van Willeke Keulen over lekkere zinnen, te veel blowen en het succes: ‘Ik ben iedereen die dicht bij me stond kwijtgeraakt.’ Ik ben trots!
⬤ Meer Ronnie Flex 》
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Dutch National Portrait Gallery: Ode aan een Amsterdammer in Scheepvaartmuseum
Van 12 juli t/m 27 augustus is Dutch National Portrait Gallery te gast in Het Scheepvaartmuseum te Amsterdam met de tentoonstelling ‘Ode aan een Amsterdammer’. Circa zeventig geschilderde, getekende en gefotografeerde portretten van Amsterdammers geven een beeld van het veelzijdige karakter van de stad, van zijn bewoners en van zijn kunstenaars.
De portretten zijn gemaakt door kunstenaars met een binding met de stad. Van anonieme feestvierder tot Johan Cruijff De zaal in Het Scheepvaartmuseum waar de tentoonstelling te zien is –de Kamer van Tromp- is vrij toegankelijk en biedt iedereen de kans om oog in oog te staan met bekende en minder bekende Amsterdammers, waaronder Johan Cruijff, Sophie Hilbrand, Simon Vinkenoog, een anonieme feestvierder of havenarbeider. Burgemeester van Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan is te zien zoals hij dat zelf graag ziet: te midden van zijn medeburgers.
Deelnemende kunstenaars zijn o.a. Philip Akkerman, Céline van Balen, Anthon Beeke, Mark van den Brink, Willem Diepraam, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Zea van der Elsken, Cor Jaring, Marijn de Jong, Gerald van der Kaap, Johan van der Keuken, Bart Koetsier, Barry Kornbluh, Esther Kroon, Annaleen Louwes, Max Natkiel, Erwin Olaf, Robin de Puy, Frank Ruiter, Lee To Sang, Jitske Schols, Meinbert Gozewijn van Soest, Peter van Straaten, Harold Strak, Sander Troelstra, Aat Veldhoen, Emo Verkerk, Roy Villevoye, Thijs Wolzak en Cigdem Yuksel.
Dutch National Portrait Gallery Dutch National Portrait Gallery maakt tentoonstellingen op locatie met portretkunst uit museum- en bedrijfscollecties en particuliere verzamelingen. ‘Ode aan een Amsterdammer’ is samengesteld door gastcuratoren Willem van Zoetendaal en Koos Breukel. Het werk voor deze tentoonstelling is deels belangeloos beschikbaar gesteld door musea, kunstenaars en galeries.
Finalist in Kuala Lumpur Photography Awards 2017
I am thrilled to inform you that my image has been chosen as a Top 25 Finalist in the Open Category. You can promote my photo on the KLPhotoAwards website (follow link beneath). Anyhow, this photo will be displayed at the exhibition at the WHITEBOX gallery in PUBLIKA art space, Kuala Lumpur from 9 – 19 September, 2017. If you are in the region please do visit the gallery!
Jeroen van Kan, Het Parool
Vandaag in Het Parool: Jeroen van Kan debuteert met de dichtbundel ‘De wereld onleesbaar’
Open portretdagen in juni
Op woensdagen in juni houd ik open portretdagen in mijn zolderstudio aan huis (Amsterdam Noord). Wil je ook een zwart/wit portret in mijn stijl, van jezelf of van je dierbaren (1 persoon per bloktijd)? Vul dan vrijblijvend onderstaand formulier in, dan stuur ik je informatie over de kosten en voorwaarden toe waarna we definitief een afspraak kunnen inplannen.
INFORMATIEFORMULIER OPEN PORTRETDAGEN
Philippe Vorst won Amsterdam Business Award 2017
New York Pizza won the Amsterdam Business Award 2017. Founder Philippe Vorst (48) received the prize at the Okura Hotel yesterday evening. I portrayed him for todays newspaper magazine Het Parool | PS van de Week. In color this time :-).
PORTRAITS OF ANNE BAKKER
Anne Bakker (1989) is a violin player and singer who is active in a wide range of musical genres. She is part of groups like the Goksel Yilmaz Ensemble (Turkish music), Blaze Bayley acoustic trio (with former Iron Maiden Vocalist Blaze Bayley) and Quibus (Electronic band). She performed in Brazil, Canada, the USA, Dubai, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia and throughout all of Europe. She also performs on her own, singing her own songs and accompanying herself on the viola.
For her soon to come new EP Anne needed photographs and I was the lucky one to shoot this amazing talented young & beautiful lady.
LAVALU WAS HERE
For her upcoming album ‘Solitary High’ artist LAVALU needed new pictures. This pure & beautiful singer-songwriter and piano player is known for her music in ‘Het Pauperparadijs’, a play based on the book of Susanna Jansen. Her new album is coming soon and I was the lucky one to shoot portraits of this energetic special lady. Find her on Facebook!
⬤ Portraits LAVALU 》
Now & Them – ongoing series
In 1837 – exactly 180 years ago – the first surviving photo was taken, a still life by Daguerre. Two years later the first portrait was taken. I love the look and feel of these early images and in my own photography I try to refer to that feeling. In the series ‘Now & Them’ I portray people combining methods of the past with modern practice.
⬤ More Now & Them 》
Portraits for Wagenhof
Go go, powerful women!
Go go, powerful women out there in the world, let’s break through that glass ceiling and flourish!
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
⬤ Go, go, go! 》
My submission for Lensculture Portrait Awards 2017
The fourth annual LensCulture Portrait Awards strive to discover the best and most interesting portrait photography from all over the world. With my portraits I try to project an emotional intent into the viewer’s realm of imagination, apart from any prejudices one might have. Sometimes searching for the harsh realities of everyday life, sometimes looking for the beauty in the detail or the overall aesthetics, often both at the same time.
The place where I grew up… I can’t even start to describe the incredible beauty. But the older I get, the harder it is to get it to mind. Facts became fiction, images dreams. The imprints that were left behind in my mind and in my sensations is what remains. © Jitske Schols, autonomous work
NEWS: represented by Mrs. Robinson
BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT: AS OF TODAY, MY COMMERCIAL WORK WILL BE REPRESENTED BY MRS ROBINSON, an Amsterdam based photographic agency representing photographers in the fields of advertising photography. Through the years they have gathered a broad background in producing (inter)national photo shoots. They have the resources to handle small till large-scale productions for editorial and commercial shoots in The Netherlands and abroad. I’m very VERY very pleased and looking forward to a fruitful and inspiring cooperation!
TWIMC I © Jitske Schols autonomous work, prints available, send e-mail to email@example.com
MORE THAN PRETTY [MIME] ACTRESS ARIADNA RUBIO LLEO WAS IN FRONT OF MY CAMERA. Commissioned work © Jitske Schols
Charlotte’s peacock eyes
CHARLOTTE’S PEACOCK EYES by © Jitske Schols, autonomous work
My photo’s on Lumen Photo
As of today you will find my portrait collection at Lumen Photo, the starting point for image professionals who are looking for great portraits. In addition to a vast collection of portraits Lumen’s archive also contains numerous stage photographs of international artists.
80+ AND SUPER FIT, WHAT IS HER SECRET?
MEET MS. VRIND | 2017 by © Jitske Schols, autonomous work
The front or the back, what is it that we see? Today I made a new selfie for my bio page. The first known use of the word selfie appeared in an Australian internet forum on 13 September 2002. In October 1839, while standing in the yard behind his family’s lamp store in Philadelphia, Robert Cornelius took – what is believed to be – the first selfie ever made. And no, this was not my first selfie. And it will also not be my last.
⬤ my bio page 》
My photo at Berlin Foto Biennale
Welcome to the first edition of the Berlin Foto Biennale – and 4th edition of the Biennial for Fine Art and Documentary Photography – that will take place at the elegant Palazzo Italia, situated in the historic heart of Berlin. It’s the largest German festival for photography. Come and visit to see my work!