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EARLY

Photography has always been my “thing”. It was early when I started (see my history at http://www.fotografie-hansvandam.nl/about-me/). I have been photographing from my 9th year. Then I got my first camera: one that looked like an Agfa Clack. But this one had a real yellow filter built into it. The only local bungalow on the outskirts of Rotterdam – “look what a beautiful house”, my mother said – was the first to capture. Then we had to wait until the roll of 12 was full. You could see that through a red window on the back. You could also take two shots on top of each other. After a week, at the local photographer, I picked up my first 6 × 6 black-and-whites with a white serrated edge. Feast! I was a photographer ……. on the school trip I covered the match – I chose a low stance for more drama… .. a dream came true. I don’t remember not having worked with photography. Here it was early. With the ferry to Rotterdam. There was fog and then a boat pops up in front of you. Magic.

ENJOY!

Fuji X Pro2 – XF35mmF 1,4R – ISO 200 – F 5,6 – 1/30000sec – 2017, Mrch.

 

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LOVE

I think that as a sculptor you fall in love with your sculpture. On your own creation. Of course you have looked at the proportions. But above all you think about the result. And if it also ends up on the river, the river that has already seen so much pass by, then you can be lucky. Moreover, the distance with all its illumination and reflection is a feast for the future eye.

ENJOY!

Fujifil X100S – 23mm – ISO 6400 – F 4 – 1/20sec – 2015, Apr.

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OFFSHORE

With some imagination you go offshore. Maybe with a lot of imagination. The old rowboat was abandoned on dry land. Always good for a picture. Especially when you see the emptiness of the inside.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 24-70mm F 2,8L USM – ISO 100 – 25mm – F 2,8 – 1/2500sec – 2014, Sept.

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BIG CITY

It’s always a good place to be, there in Amsterdam, although nowadays you don’t really want to be there during corona time, I believe. ‘Aan de voet van die ouwe Wester’ is not only a great song but it also gives an atmospheric image. Especially when you are standing on one of the many bridges.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 24-70mm F 2,8L USM – ISO 100 – 46mm – F 8 – 1/125sec – 2014, June.

 

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LIGHT

I like old buildings. They have a certain appearance. It seems lived through. The bricks are dated and are no longer supplied in today’s modern homes. Moreover, everything is made of concrete. The woodwork also looks weathered. The inside seems interesting to view. But that is not allowed because of the danger of collapse. All in all, Bruges is a historic city and lives up to its name.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 24-70mm F 2,8 L USM – ISO 200 – 48Mm – F 22 – 1/15sec – 2012, Oct.

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DESIGN

Scandinavians are real designers in my opinion. They keep coming up with new ideas. In one way or another you come across them more often than the Italians, who also have great ideas. In any case, the northern idea appeals to me more. A certain kind of beauty. You cannot pass by somewhere or you will come across it in some way.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 85mm F1,2L II USM – ISO 100 – F4 – 1/500sec – 2012, June.

 

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RAIN

An ambivalent attitude applies to me when it comes to rain. Of course you always take a photograph in the rain. The reality is that it is not my first preference. Nevertheless, the photos after a rain shower are always worthwhile. Everything has a different dimension.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 24-70mm F 2,8L USM – ISO 200 – 40mm – F 2,8 – 1/640sec – 2012, June.

 

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DIVISION

I have always loved division of areas. It provides overview and structure. You could call it a certain cleanliness. In older houses you often find it. Perhaps of necessity. At the time, construction options were not as advanced as they are today. Even so, it remains clever to always come up with something so that the construction remains sturdy. Photographically, I find it a challenge to put things in perspective. And as my former teacher said “your point of view determines your perspective”. A phrase to remember.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 24-70mm F 2,8L USM – ISO 200 – 42mm – F 5,6 – 1/60sec – 2012, June.

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BOTTLES

Do you remember those old closures from the past? They were on a beer bottle. Sometimes you come across them by chance. Worth photographing, especially in black and white. A bit hard printing because of the white caps. I love that contrasty image.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 85mm F 1,2 LII USM – ISO 100 – 85mm – F 1,2 – 1/1000sec – 2012, June.

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GLOVE

One of the great things about ‘Dordt in Stoom’ is that you can experiment with what you get in front of your lens for your convenience.

Several repetitions take place throughout the day, so you have these more or less to figure out.

Finding the right angle is one of the challenges during this event.

ENJOY!

Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 85mm F 1,2 LII USM – ISO 100 – 85mm – F 4,0 – 1/160sec – 2012, June.

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