These photos were taken today, August 15th 2018, with Chris van Keulen in Leiden. Thank you for having a look, I hope you enjoy my work.
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I have never liked black and white photography, I have always thought that it was a way to be able to ignore focussing on colours. I thought that it was lazy. I finally tried making some black and white photos once I got my Leica X1.
Boy, was I wrong
It is actually quite hard to get background separation with a 35mm lens.
Having to focus not on colours, but tones and brightness is so different from anything I have ever tried!
Yep, I like it.
I would recommend that, if you haven’t tried black and white, to go out and shoot it. It’s pretty great, and the classic style is amazing!
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Hey all! I recently got a new (old) Leica X1, an old compact camera Leica made. It is so much fun to shoot with, the tonality in black and white made me finally understand this style. Though the colored photos are amazing too. Have a look!
Shooting with the Leica X1 is fun, especially with a 2 GB card, the slow operating and the limited card space makes it feel like a day out with film. Fun times!
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This is Gerrit-Jan de Bruyn. I met him during a trip organized by my mother’s work, and I’m glad that I did. It was amazing talking to him. He was born in 1932, lived through the war and experienced a lot from it. He had family on either side of the conflict during WWII, experienced insane situations and remembered it all. He said that it keeps him busy to this day. The thing he told me was this: “My life is made of two things: war and nature”. He studied ecology, made great efforts to maintain the dunes of the Netherlands and was granted knighthood in the order of Oranje-Nassau for this.
It was amazing talking to him, I cannot say this enough, people like him make you think about your own childhood and your own life. What I thought about mostly is the fact that I had never heard these stories in real life before, and hearing them was an eye-opening experience. And he is a great man.
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Shot at the pond next to the court in the Hague, think of the underlying message what you wish. To me it is a beautiful contrast between pollution, the waste, order, the court, and beauty, the swan. Leave a comment with your thoughts, would love to hear!
From a moving train, shot with my LG G4. Really wish I would have had my camera with me to capture the amazing colours and fog. Oh hey goat.
It has been really cold out here. This puddle was the only one I found that wasn’t frozen!