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 …


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 …

Eva Crutzen in Het Parool

Media: Het ParoolPublication date: Saturday, March 14About: Thanks to the TV program Promenade, the general public now also knows actress and comedian Eva Crutzen (32). “I think it’s great that you can watch my show at home while in quarantaine.” Interview: Jan Pieter EkkerPhotography: Jitske Schols

Nominated for SO Awards!

UPDATE: Due to the corona virus the awardshow was postponed and is now plannend on June 12, via the interwebs Very very pleased to announce that I am nominated for the SO Awards. So happy!! I am amongst twenty other nominees and the winner of SO 2020 will be announced on Thursday 23 April in the Compagnietheater during the Award Night. SO Award, Selection Of dutch photography, is a photography competition about the creative identity of the professional photographer. SO believes in the individual power and handwriting of every photographer. Besides the great honor and attention there are many serious …

Open Studio’s Halte Zamenhofstraat

Kunstenaars aan de Zamenhofstraat in Amsterdam Noord gooien op zondag 15 maart a.s. van 13:00 – 18:00 uur hun deuren open en ik doe ook mee! Buurtbewoners, nieuwsgierigen en kunstliefhebbers zijn die middag van harte welkom om rond te lopen op het wonderlijke terrein van Halte Zamenhofstraat en binnen te wandelen bij deelnemende kunstenaars en dus kun je ook een kijkje nemen in mijn atelier. Het is nog een van de weinige rafelranden die Amsterdam kent en wie er wel eens langs is gefietst werd vast nieuwsgierig naar dit bijzondere terrein. Op de oude scheepswerf die in de jaren ‘80 …

Jean Kwok in Het Parool

Media: Het ParoolPublication date: Saturday, February 22About: Jean Kwok is an international bestselling author of ‘Searching for Sylvie Lee’ which is now translated into Dutch as ‘De perfecte zus’. It is a heartbreaking family story in three voices and three languages, partly based on her own life and largely set in the Netherlands. Text: Marjolijn de CocqPhotography: Jitske Schols

Present (and the past)

This week I celebrated my birthday and I am so thankful to my family who gave me the best birthday present ever. A gift that put things in the right perspective, something that can be useful when you reach the age of 51. Ammonites are an extinct group of marine animals, Mitsinjo Madagascar, Jurassic era (150 million years old) Ever since I was a child I was fascinated by the world of minerals and fossils. I remember winning a millions-year-old fossil in a biology quiz at school. It blew me away, the thought that this little gem was so incredibly …