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 …

Martin Koolhoven In Het Parool

Media: Het ParoolPublication date: Saturday, February 15About: Martin Koolhoven about his mission to stimulate the love for film and about the new season of his television program ‘De kijk van Koolhoven’. Text: Stefan RaadgeverPhotography: Jitske Schols READ ⬤ Het Parool (in Dutch) 》

Valentines gift

Have you failed to find a Valentine’s gift? Not to worry! Why don’t you buy a real piece of art for your love? This special edition may not be there tonight, but you will have a nice surprise to give. One that will give you a lifetime of pleasure. This special edition etching print is available in a limited edition of 30. You can choose for a print only or a framed version. The artwork will be produced as you wish and can be picked up after production (by appointment) either at Galerie Caroline O’Breen or at the photographers’ atelier, …

Studio talks

Omdat ik van een aantal mensen dit verzoek kreeg organiseer ik binnenkort twee studio talks in mijn atelier in Amsterdam Noord. Eentje op zaterdag 29 februari a.s. van 10:00 – 12:00 uur (VOLGEBOEKT) en een op donderdag 5 maart a.s. van 19:30 – 21:30 uur (VOLGEBOEKT). Gedurende een twee uur durende informele en vooral ook gezellige sessie maken we kennis met elkaar, vertel ik over mijn pad naar de professionele fotografie en welke aanpak ik heb gehanteerd (maar het kan natuurlijk ook heel anders), hoe ik tot mijn stijl ben gekomen en kun je al je vragen stellen. Maximaal 5 …

Maartje Wortel in De Volkskrant

Media: De Volkskrant, Zinvol LevenPublication date: Monday, February 3About: Fokke Obbema is in conversation with talent writer Maartje Wortel about her thoughts on a meaningful life with in the meantime her modest plea for downsizing egos.Text: Fokke ObbemaPhotography: Jitske Schols ENJOY ⬤ the article online (in Dutch) 》

Akwasi in De Volkskrant

Media: De Volkskrant, Zinvol LevenPublication date: Monday, January 27About: Fokke Obbema is in conversation with the very popular Dutch rapper and writer Akwasi about a meaningful life: “Only dead fish go with the flow”Text: Fokke ObbemaPhotography: Jitske Schols ENJOY ⬤ the article online (in Dutch) 》