About hansvandam

Er is veel veranderd sinds ik op mijn 9e jaar mijn eerste camera kreeg. Een "clackje" met een heuse geelfilter erin gebouwd. Uitermate modern voor die tijd, zeker wanneer je bedenkt dat het toestel ook nog de keuze bood tussen een opnametijd van 1/25sec en 1/50sec. Je kon er werkelijk alle kanten mee op. De filminleg - een rolletje van 12 stuks 6x6 opnamen, waarbij achterop de camera in een rood venstertje de nummers verschenen - was nog het meest moeilijke. Wat was ik trots op mijn eerste foto die ik na een week kon ophalen bij de plaatselijke fotograaf waar de camera ook gekocht was… THE MAGIC WORLD !!!!! In de nieuwe digitale wereld lijkt alles maakbaar. De essentie blijven zoeken in een beeld en deze op een unieke wijze weergeven met de technische mogelijkheden van vandaag, vraagt een continue blijven volgen van ontwikkelingen. Er gaat echter niets boven ons magistrale oog dat zoveel meer kan zien dan een camera. I love it…. Een dag zonder fotografie is een dag niet beleefd…..


My summer flowers! I sowed  them in some pots in the back of my garden. I’ve got an automatic watersystem which means I have to empty the water-cask by day in order to avoid overflow. I don’t believe this to be a problem for the flowers as they grow meanwhile. So



Coming back in time has been essential to avoid rain and  thunderstorms. Camping for some days is a pleasure to do. Especially when the wheater is pretty. Nowadays the Netherlands are confronted with low pressure areas. So you have to be back home in time. My trip back home has been succesfull, however I could not avoid a litlle bit of rain.



Today I have spent the most of my time on printing. Reproductions of former work. It’s fun to do it. Looking with the eyes of today means to increase contrast sometimes. I have lots of printing papers so I had to download several ICC  profiles. I call it art, because I think it is true.



DAY 017 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – POPPY

It’s the second time this year I went photographing a poppy. The first time they had left – disappeared – when I came back. You know you have to photograph them immediately when you see them. So this time I grabbed my camera and went back as soon as possible. There they were. Waiting for my come back. I love them. It’s because of their fragility and drapery. You can look trough them if you wish. So today I feel lucky.



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DAY 016 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – CHAIRS

Today I used my bike riding through ‘het Deeler Woud’. I have been  treated well by my wife. A real lunch with a salad and bread with mackerel. Delicous. We were sitting in the garden of restaurant ‘de Woeste Hoeve’. A place where Napoleon has been before! In the middle of nature. Somehow people are noisy. However we dispose of national highways, it leads to a lot of noise. Happyly I saw wonderfull old chairs on the pavement of the restaurant.


DAY 015 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – STAIRS

Today I climbed the stairs again. The MORE museum at Gorssel offers modern art in a unique surrounding. The collection is about Charley Toorop and Carel Willink (among others).

They have a real stairs and of course you can choose for an elevator. To my todays visit the stairs  belung.


By |15 juni, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), Fotografie, Kunst, Museum|0 Comments

DAT 014 – 100 DAY JOURNAL(2) – WINE

Diner on a camping means wine too. This time I saw the sun shining through my glass. The late evening sun shines and calls for a new poet or a haiku.

My kitchen garden is growing and my granddaughter just picked the first carotte. So this completes the diner.




By |14 juni, 2019|100 DAY JOURNAL (2), Fotografie, LIGHT|0 Comments


Today it’s time for potatoes. Just before a cloud-burst I arrivered at my kitchen-garden. A huge cloud full of rain  exploded above my head. So I had had little time to shove some potatoes and some salad. My daily meal: I like it especially now when it comes from my own garden. I recommand it to everyone.


DAY 012 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – WET

Today it’s wet. It’s raining all day long. I planned a short holiday for the next coming days. So I take some books with me and of course my camera. I plan to design a lay-out  for my kitchen garden. Just in order to be more profitable next year. So I sceduled plenty of work to do during rainy days. Maybe the sun will shine and I really hope so. For today just




DAY 011 – 100 DAY JOURNAL (2) – FORMS

I like forms. Especially black and white forms. And if they come from nature I like them very much. I feel like Gaudi. He too liked forms from nature. He placed them in his famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. I have been there a long time ago and climbed all the stairs. You can watch his forms from above, over the city. Maybe you see my forms too.