Tafeldame

I guess I had a little more time during corona weeks and used it to paint, paint, paint. Some of the results can be found on my website. The latest painting I made is called ‘Tafeldame’. Before I start painting I often make a sketch of the work I want to make. Once the sketch is finished I start painting. I prefer painting while listening to a good book, in this case it was Arnon Grunberg. Once the artwork is finished I sign the work and hang it in my atelier for a while. Some of the works will be …

Portrait of Augusta Curiel

Augusta Curiel (1873-1937) was a Surinamese photographer. At the age of 31 she set up her first studio together with her younger sister Anna, who helped her with everything around the photography. They were known as “The Sisters’ or ‘The Curiel Ladies’. Curiel was not the first woman to take up photography in colonial Suriname, but she was the first person ever in Suriname to receive an official appointment by queen Wilhelmina. In 1929 she was proudly appointed ‘court photographer’. The sisters became the most famous photographers at the time.  Augusta Curiel always worked on commission. There was a wide …

AUCTION OF PAINTING SAAR DE SWART

This week my painting ‘Portrait of Saar de Swart’ is auctioned in my auction house online. I made this painting in a series of portraits of forgotten women. Saar de Swart (1861-1951) was a Dutch sculptor.  DETAILSAcrylic on cotton boardEdition: uniqueSize painting: 30×40 cmYear of production: 2020Signed and provided with a certificate of authentification.Shipping: Pick up by appointment at the artist’s atelier in Amsterdam.Auction ending On: 27 June 2020 12:00 pm Paintings are unframed unless otherwise stated. By placing a bid you are obliged to purchase the object if you win. I cannot remove your bid. So before you place a …

SO Award Show

I am so very much excited being nominated for the SO Awards this year and this evening (Friday June 12) at 8.30 pm the online award show of SO 2020 will be accessible via a livestream link. The winners of the SO 2020 Student Award, the SO 2020 Award and the DuPho Members Choice – supported by Sony will be announced this evening. Andrea van Pol is the host and will be connected live from the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam via Zoom with all nominees at home. Join the livestream via Dupho’s YouTube channel at 20.30https://youtu.be/-jXG48camm8 Date: June 12, 2020Time: 20:30 …

Special editions in times of corona

To bring some positivity in these difficult times of Corona my gallery is temporarily offering very attractive special editions for only € 150,- including VAT and shipping. You receive a photograph for a unique price. This way you support the artist and the gallery, so that we can continue to create our projects, artworks and exhibitions. This week she presents a work of mine. As a portrait photographer I was looking for possibilities to portray people in a safe way during these Corona times and instantly thought of FaceTime. One of the things I love about doing photoshoots this way …

New auctions online

During these quarantine weeks I auction two of my sketchbook drawings each week. Just for fun! And today I have posted two new ones. Please note that the drawings are unframed unless otherwise stated. Have a look & a bid!

Coronativity #03: Lockdown portraits

Photoshoots in times of Corona ask for a different approach than regular shoots. That made me experiment with FaceTime photo shoots. And apparently I have been inspiring other photographers with that as well as they tagged me in their first results. Beautiful! Today I have been shooting with the beautiful and inspiring Sarah. The internet connection remains a challenge now that we are all at home. And also the quality of the devices we work with are of influence, but I am very happy with this great result. In addition, this shoot was pure fun. Don’t we need that in …

Coronativity #02: auctions

Most of you know me as a photographer and some of you know I work with a variety of mediums including also drawing, collage and print making. As photography assignments slow down in these Corona times, I was playing with my website and built myself an auction page today. Some of my less known works will be auctioned here the coming weeks. Interested? Please have a look and enjoy a bid if the works appeal to you. GO TO ⬤ My auctions

COVID-19 measurements

In order to keep my photoshoots as safe as possible I will ask you the following questions: Do you now have corona? Do you now have roommates / family members with corona? Did you heal from corona less than 2 weeks ago? Do you have one or more of the following symptoms: cold, sneezing, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fever (over 38C)? Do you have roommates / family members with these symptoms? Are you in home insulation? If your answer is ‘yes’ to one of these questions, please cancel the photoshoot (free of charge) and we will discuss what …

Coronativity

Although I have nothing to complain about (I am healthy and not short of anything) I do see the number of photo shoots dramatically decreasing. Yes, I also took my measurements. I decided to only do one-on-one photo shoots and not in my studio, but only outside in the open air. With due regard for social distancing and on condition that the person portrayed does not have a cold of course. Planned photoshoots are cancelled, new requests are rare. Financially it may not be the best time, but creativity flows. How could I photograph someone in times of Corona? Someone …