An impression from the French Basque country, visiting the triangle Bayonne, Biarritz and St-Jean-de-Luz for ANWB REIZEN Magazine. Published in the jul/aug edition. Little video here.
Full gallery from this trip:
Oh boy what a day: getting up at 04:00 to catch a cab to the Austrian airport at Klagenfurt in order to get home in time for Trance Energy is not much fun. Doing a full nights gig after 5 hours of sleep (plus a massive nap in the late afternoon) is normally not my cup of tea but with an amazing stage, show and lights and most importantly: a very happy crowd, the night was over before I even had the feeling it begun. It’s nice to start a night with plenty of cool shots straight away and plenty of other nice ones all through the night. Trance Energy 2009 was really one of the nicest editions ever for photographers, soo much light one couldn’t go wrong!
Check out the full series here.
Trance Energy Wallpapers should be ready by tomorrow afternoon, there’s just too many cool shots to choose from!
A dance party a a homely location, Bacardi hits it off with an amazing new concept: Bacardi Visita. I was seriously impressed how an office floor got converted to a hot-hot-hot-partynight! With Beesmunt Soundsystem, Steven de Peven, Mocky and Golden Bug.
The idea of this new Bacardi concept is to recreate the old and glorious Cuban partynights hosted by the family-owned Bacardi company. Like entering someones livingroom and hitting it off with hot music, atmosphere and freshly mixed drinks.
My job was to capture this atmosphere and combine the old with the new. With a setting like this and a good bit off camera-tweaking I think it came out pretty well. A hot Cuban night with friends captured in stills. Enjoy!
Busy as it is I haven’t had the time to work on the images (not a big fan of ding so anyway).. all these are straight from the camera… hope that’s good enough for you!
Full gallery here…
For the VARA, one of the largest Dutch Public Broadcasting Services I was asked to photograph their annual event: the TV moment of the year. A contest for the title of “Best Dutch item on TV in 2008″. A bit of a first for me as I’m not too much involved in the (TV) entertainment industry but it seemed like a great challenge and a good bit of fun.
Seats for Geenstijl.tv who had high hopes of winning this years edition with their stunning movie on a cabinet minister who forgot how to speak.
The live television show took place in the Koepelkerk in downtown Amstrerdam, a beautiful old church that was spectacularly lit by the TV crew. However, for me as a photographer it wasn’t easy to shoot because the light was very low (I’m no match for modern HD television-camera’s) and I obviously wasn’t allowed to use flash. Even worse: during the live show I could only shoot from the first ring as camera positions on the floor level made it impossible for me to stay out of the picture. Still, a very memorable night and a good challenge to do a shoot like this.
Flowers for Yta Strikwerda, a mentally challenged woman who appeared on Paul de Leeuws TV show: “Mooi! Weer de Leeuw” in which she hunted down the presentator for ten minutes in order to get him to ride on a pony. The TV item was a surprise win as most people expected Peter R. de Vries to win with his undercover filming of Joran van de Sloot in the Natalee Holloway case.
Check out the full series (38 photo’s) here.