Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time for something completely different!

For the first time I felt like making some other pictures during the Tulip Festival in Orange City.

Book signing in Orange City

I sat pretty for three whole days at the Holland House Interiors on the main street of Orange City and signed my book. I signed a lot of books and improved my signature significantly ( which means I can sign faster and it is even less readable than before ). I met a lot of people I didn't see a long time. It was strange being in Orange City and not working on my project. Kind of bitter sweet. Saw a lot of faces I would have invite in my studio, if I would have met them a year ago. But I was happy to show my book and people were very kind to me.

Yes, I did borrow the signs from Dordt College:)

Very cute all three, the two dogs were wearing little Dutch costumes!

Exhibition at Dordt Campus Center Art Gallery

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Exhibition at Dordt College- Sioux Center -Iowa

I will be opening my exhibition on Wednesday 18th at Dordt College. Also for the first time I will be doing book signing of my new book 'Promising Land - Land vol Beloften'. From 19 till 21th I will be at the Orange City Tulip Festival doing book signings. Exciting and happy times:)

Promising Land - Land vol Beloften


May 12-July 24
Dordt College Campus Center Art Gallery, Sioux Center

Reception and book signing

Wednesday May 18
Dordt College Campus Center Art Gallery, Sioux Center

Book signing

During Tulip Festival
May 19, 20, and 21
11am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-8pm
Holland House Interiors
109 Central Ave., Orange City

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

PDN Magazine on crowd funding

The March issue of PDN Magazine has a feature article about 'How to pitch a crowd for project funding. Financing your personal projects through crowd sourced funding appeals takes hard work and a lot of promotional skills.'
Interviews with me and two other photographers; Stanley Greenberg and Amira Al-Sharif about their experiences with Kickstarter.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eyes in magazine with Promising Land project

Ground Zero firefighter dies of lung disease after battling toxic dust on 9/11

A week ago I went for the first time since 9/11 to a funeral again for a firefighter. Nine years after 9/11 people still die from the impact of the attack and collapse of the WTC. Since 2001 more than a thousand first responders have died from cancer and lung diseases related to toxic dust on Ground Zero. This came as a shock to me, I knew people were sick and some died, but not on this large scale. The death of William Quick, 55, of Long Island is a reminder of the struggle taking place mostly out of sight.

Monday, January 31, 2011

2-Alarm Fire in Bushwick

On Friday a building burned down a couple of blocks away. I always liked that building, it was empty as long as I can remember, but I always thought it could be fixed and make a great home. Not any more.

While you are waiting patiently......

I embarked on the final leg in the journey to publish my project. From now on I am on strict schedule towards finishing the preparation for the printer. Last week my friend and colleague Ellen Kok helped me to make a first edit of my work. She was fair, but brutal:) This process is not for the faint-hearted, she killed some of my babies! Next week I will have a second edit by Robert Stevens, former photo editor-in-chief of Time Magazine and now teacher at the International Center of Photography (ICP).

I am happy to announce I have found two writers willing to write an introduction for my book. Jan Donkers, he was a famous radio host for 30 years for the VPRO radio and television, he is a writer and Americanist. Second, James Kennedy (born in Orange City, Iowa) is a writer and American historian. He is a professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Graphic designer Esther de Boer - Es & Zn in Amsterdam will design the book.

I will keep you posted on any progress.

January 2011, New York.