Portrait of the Organ tuner

The Rotterdam UitAgenda of December is published. I create a monthly column where I portray a co-facilitator of the art and culture scene. This  edition I took a portrait of  the soundchecker of the Organ.

On an early saturday morning I grabbed my gear and biked to the Laurens Church. There I met Johan. Johan was a bit surly and didn’t tell much about what he was going to do. He putted down a ladder, climed up to the pipes and went on working. Leaving me a bit lost behind.

Moments later he needed some help and asked me to take a seat behind the organ. He asked me to press certain pedals and keys. Although this was quite an experience, I still hadn’t taken a single photo. After I had helped him, I was given 10 seconds to take a picture of him. It really became 1 click, 1 photo.

This made the shoot quite a challenge and a good laugh later on. But hey, the result is no less.

You can read the full article over here on page 20 & 21 of the Rotterdam UitAgenda.

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Coverphoto IDFA Daily

Last month I worked for IDFA (Internationaal Documentaire Film Festival) in Amsterdam. During the festival I photographed Esther Utjiua Muinjangue die de hoofdrol speelde in Skulls, of my people.

The photo became the cover of the IDFA Newspaper!

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My contribution photo for De Kracht van Rotterdam

Incredible massive extremely big! There he is, my contribution for the photography competition De Kracht van Rotterdam. This is where I work for: Rule the world with awsome portrait photo’s! #proud.

Next few months you can see my selected image in real life at the Becramming 90, in Rotterdam Overschie. If this is not enough you can also see it at the subway hall at the Wilhelminaplein and also at the Willemsplein next to the Spido.


Portrait of Jos Maessen – Goverment Amsterdam

Portrait of Jos Maessen for the cityhall in Amsterdam. Commissioned by NVVB. Amsterdam is working really hard to make gender neutral forms. The NVVB is writing this article so other city’s could follow the example of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, 20 September 2016. Portret van Jos Maassens voor gemeentehuis Amsterdam in opdracht voor NVVB. photographer: Joke Schut

Behind the scenes for the competition: De Kracht van Rotterdam.

Making off of the images for De Kracht van Rotterdam. In 2016 I’m one of the 12 professional photographers nominated. Every photographer is assigned to a neighborhood. My neighborhood is IJsselmonde / Beverwaard which is in the south of Rotterdam.

The assignment is: Take photographs in your assigned neighborhood in four time blocks. My times are: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM and 2:00 AM to 4:00 AM

Dogs and their owners be warned I’m coming!

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Zomer Carnaval

Behind the scenes portraitshoot

Behind the scenes van de shoot voor de nieuwe Rotterdam Uit Agenda! Het zomercarnaval komt er aan. De medemogelijk maker van komende maand: De kostuummaakster. De diva in mij kon de jurken niet weerstaan..



In de reeks die we aan het maken zijn voor Vers Beton fotografeerde we vanmiddag deze ambitieuze medewerker jurist in spé. Hier alvast een sneak peak van het beeld dat maandag online gepubliceerd wordt.