My photobooks, mostly printed by Blurb.com, worldwide shipping available, easy only ordering and preview available of all the books. The book PURE. (proud teenmothers) is published by d'Jongehond.

dated 2003 until 2010 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Crossing Geeren-Zuid - crossover film, analog technique stills

2010

When Singelveste/Alleewonen corp. asked me to do a series of the demolition of over 100 of their houses in Geeren-Zuid in Breda this summer, I didn't had to think twice.
I visit abandoned places often with my camera, capture "Traces of Silence" in fine art photography & books. There were no restrictions, this way I was able to shoot more than just the tearing down of the houses like an ordinary photo journalist. I tried to capture the spirit of the people who once lived here. It's social housing, the houses aren't big and often very similar in lay out. By this book I hope their soul will be kept alive forever. I used the old crossing E6 film technique which makes colors more vivid and authentic to the former residents' colorful identities.  

Infra RED photobook, portraits of natural redheads

2010

Natural redheads always fascinate me. They are about to be extinct some day in the future. I want to capture their beauty before they are. Have a look at 100 beautiful portraits of 'ginger people', my third photo book with RED portraits. The first part of the book are the portraits in infraRED, turn the book upside down and compare the colour photos, same sequence. Experiment: I used the infrared technique and eliminated all colour. Asking myself: will wreckles vanish? How pale will their skin get? What happens to 'red' in infra-red?  

Trash The Dress 10-10-10 book of the mass event of 2010 in Fort St. Geertrudis

2010

Being asked requently for wedding reportages on dates like 05-05-'05 I wanted to do something different. Since 08-08-'08 I'm organising mass Trash The Dress events, and even 99 (ex)brides participated 09-09-'09 trashing their dresses into the Northsea. This book is about 10-10-'10 when over 100 brides gathered in Geertruidenberg's beautiful Fort St. Gertrudis. This event is for all women who want to wear a gown and feel like a princess (again). It's about celebrating LIFE. Have fun with your weddingdress once more, trash it!

PURE. Proud Young Mothers photobook

2009

Photobook with 75 portraits of young mothers age 16-22, who want to show the world that they are prpoud of their pregnant body and/or child, just like the older mothers. In the Netherlands the average age of women becoming mother for the first time is almost 30 years old, so I wanted to make a statement with this book, that those women chose life. (and didn't want an abortian) Respect!

Geeren-Zuid Traces Of Silence, photobook of demolished social housing in Breda-Noord (stills)

2010

Sporen van de Stilte, een portret van de (sloop)woningen in Geeren-Zuid, Breda. Fotoboekje in opdracht van Singelveste Alleewonen, zomer 2009. Singelveste Alleewonen corp. in Breda asked me to do a series of the demolition of over 100 of their houses in Geeren-Zuid in Breda this summer, I didn't had to think twice. I visit abandoned places often with my camera, capture "Traces of Silence" in fine art photography & books. There were no restrictions, this way I was able to shoot more than just the tearing down of the houses like an ordinary photo journalist. I tried to capture the spirit of the people who once lived here. It's social housing, the houses aren't big and often very similar in lay out. By this book I hope their soul will be kept alive forever.  

STOP Maternal Mortality - UN's 5th Millenium Development Goal, book of the event in Breda

2010

UN website: With only five years left untill the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September 2010 to accelerate progress towards the MDGs. We, people of the city of Breda, the Netherlands, organised a big gathering 4 September 2010 to support MDG no. 5: to reduce Maternal Mortality. Over 100 pregnant women came to help public health organisation Simavi kick off the Worldmothers Estafette.
Fine art photographer MeRy (Melanie Rijkers) created the record of biggest group 'bolle buiken' (big bellies) in one photo, and the Estafette to get people to sign a petition was launched successfully.

Trash The Dress 09-09-09 weddingdress in the Northsea mass photo event

2009

Photobook of 09-09-09: 99 (ex)brides Trash The Dress in the Northsea, Scheveningen Beach, the Netherlands. 80 pages filled with brides, their wedding photos and stories and ofcourse all pieces of art of the shoot on the beach. It's a perfect wedding or Christmas present !

Memories of my highschool, PCD - urban exploring

2009

Memories of my secondary school, Peelland College in Deurne, the Netherlands. Memories of 40 years, shared by many (old)students. In 2006 the PCD moved to it's new location and the old building was transformed into the Alfrink College. I am very happy to have saved the old school, as a lot of people share these memories.

Auntie, Traces Of Silence - photobook of the house of Tantetje

2008

Portrait of tantetje (auntie) who's 100 years old and still lives in her house in Breda. By taking photos of the interior of the house, we can see who she is, even though she isn't present in any one of the pictures. Bestseller! Typical Dutch house.

Medusa - redheadday 2008 portraits of natural redheads

2008

Photographers Hans van Nunen & MeRy created this series of 'Medusa' during the Redhead day 2008 in Breda, the Netherlands. 99 Naturel redheads posed lying on the floor, with their hair placed in shapes, thank you all models :-) for your time!  

Double Exposures Breda - portfolio of big size artworks

2009

Portfolio of my combined photos of Breda, commissioned by Singelveste/Alleewonen to make series of artworks for their buildings. Using old historic photos and close ups of flowers in one, I create new pieces of art.

Traces Of Silence - Urbex photobook of 7 locations

2009

Traces Of Silence, 7 different abandoned places in the Netherlands. Sort of urban exploring, but more personal, as I want to capture the presence of the people who lived of worked there. I am always looking for traces. Book preview is available tru Blurb.com, shipping worldwide.

Marjoleine, boudoirshoot - photobook

2008

Boudoir shoot of Marjoleine.

Nemerlaer Castle - urban exploring in Haaren, NL

2008

Stills of Nemerlaer Castle in Haaren, the Netherlands. Often there are ghosts presents in this little castle, and I tried to capture the haunted, but friendly atmosphere of this little gem by using my Traces Of Silence technique.

Ossur UK

2008

Commissioned by Össur UK, I made a portrait of Jim, a sportive man with a prostetic limb, who still can rock climb, ride a moutain bike and peddles in a canoe. In the summer of 2008 I had a marvellous day at the Dartmoor Nat. park in Devon, England.

Car House Baby

2005

Portraits of my old classmates of 1983, 6th grade of the Sint Willibrordus elementary school in Bakel, the Netherlands. 20 years after we were 'set free' in the big wide world I looked them all up in 2004.

Breda, my city and people

2003

My city in 2003. Portraits and places I went, as part of 'Greetings from Breda', the theme of the first Breda Photo festival.