Ik staar in het vuur. Het is dwalen in gedachten. Wegdromen ook. Kijken en nog eens kijken. Opnieuw kijken, overdenken. Hoe het moet met de wereld, met Amerikanen, met het virus. Het vuur weet het ook niet. Afstand houden lijkt het beste. Zelf handelen. Leven en laten leven. Blik maar niet op oneindig maar dichtbij. Dichtbij het eigen vuur. Het innerlijk vuur wellicht. Motivatie heet dat geloof ik. Doen wellicht. Gewoon doen en niet omzien. Bewegen. Niet tegen de stroom in maar. Er is nog wat te branden. Het vuur is er nog!


By |10 januari, 2021|Fotografie|0 Comments


Het is wachten en nog eens wachten. Een nieuw huis in Arnhem. Eerst de stucadoor, dan verven, dan de gietvloer, dan verhuizen, dan de keuken. Een volgorde die werd uitgezet en waaraan we ons houden.
Onderwijl vermaken we ons in meerdere vakantiebungalows. Hier en daar fotografeer ik omdat de camera altijd mee gaat.



By |7 januari, 2021|Fotografie, Website|0 Comments


Nothing to be more beautiful than subtle colors. Autumn is especially suitable for this. This period is also significant. The realization dawns that everything is temporary. Of course you already knew this, but consciously experiencing the disappearance of all the fresh greenery provides food for thought and reflection. The great artist is at work and turns everything into magisterial colors. A sparkle of happiness, of sharing and letting go. So telling …..


Fujifilm XPro-2 – XF 56mm F 1,2 R – ISO 200 – F 8 – 1/8sec

By |1 december, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, Natuur, Seizoenen|0 Comments


Thanks to the Brothers Grimm and Walt Disney, you know about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. As a child you can let your imagination run wild. Maybe also as a photographer, because you secretly look around when you suddenly see the chairs of these guys ready. It always appeals to the imagination that ‘red with the white dots’. You immediately sing that song involuntarily. It has indeed been brought up at the beginning. Either at home or at school. Being a child with the children is the best thing there is. It all looks cool and toxic, doesn’t it?


Fujifilm XPro-2 – XF 23 mm R WR F 2 – ISO 5000 – F 4 – 1/200sec


By |26 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments


The autumn season conjures up new colors. Colors that have always been there, but that still surprise you. That’s how I came across these tomatoes with their fantastic colors. It is a moment to enjoy. An unexpected encounter with the beauty of transience. They will soon end up as compost, but for the time being they will shine with their beauty.


Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 23 mm R WR F 2 – ISO 200 – F 2 – 1/1600sec

By |17 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, Natuur|0 Comments


I can’t help it, but it’s about nature again. What is it that we always have to go out into nature? It feels like a blessing. This is the time of year for sure, but actually we always feel overwhelmed. Take the green color for example. You keep looking at it. It is not only the shape, but also the intensity of the color. Autumn. Maybe that’s why. You don’t expect them to roll off the trees like this. Within a few days the intensity has already disappeared and you have to wait another year. Nature requires alertness.


Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 23 mm R WR F 2 – ISO 10000 – F 4 – 1/200sec





By |12 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments


Autumn has come. The time of the earth colors has arrived. So stroll through the forest and meet old acquaintances. Nature has done it again despite the corona time. Just go your own way. Do what you have to do and don’t let anyone and nothing hinder you. Survive. See who is the strongest. A struggle for the survival of the species. Whoever wins has won. Easy.


Fujifim XPro-2 – XF 56 mm F 1,2 – MCEX 11 – ISO 400 – F 2,8 – 1/400sec

By |8 oktober, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments


Every time I come to Terschelling and I lie on my stomach near this monument, I get mesmerized by the cloud mass. Something magical is happening.

You float away like a ship at sea. Very appropriate on an island. A look at a distant past makes you stare into the sky.


Canon EOS 20D  – EF 24-70mm F2,8L USM – ISO 100 – F4 – 51mm – 1/4000sec – 2007, June.

By |30 september, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap, LIGHT|0 Comments


Nowadays a lot is about “mood” in photography. Orange / Teal is in. A matter of adjusting the red slider (+60 Hue -58 Satutation) and the blue slider (-53 Hue) for example. I think people would disapprove of this at the ‘fotovakschool’, although you never know this nowadays.

In any case, it is nice to experience “mood” when recording, when taking the photo. That always supplies an extra dimension to the shoot.


Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF 85mm F1,2L II USM – ISO 100 – F 1,2 – 1/8000sec – 2012, June

By |29 september, 2020|Fotografie, Landschap|0 Comments


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.


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


By |28 september, 2020|Fotografie, Straatfotografie|0 Comments