Gradually more and more people know where to find me for making individual photography assignments. Of course I gladly accept.
Feel free to contact me when you want to inquire about the possibilities.
Click on one of the tabs below to read a short intro text and view a few sample pictures from some of the assignments of the past years.
To draw attention to the importance of outdoor lessons and a greener schoolyard, the sixth edition of the national outdoor lesson day was organized on 13 April
In the context of 'Green is good', the Boswerf, in collaboration with local partners, organized an outdoor lesson day in Zeist for the second time.
This year, sixteen schools had registered. The weather was great and the students super enthusiastic. There was dancing; searched for insects, wild bees and edible plants; the schoolyard was artfully decorated with sidewalk chalk and much more.
The lessons were given in the schoolyard, at the petting zoo and the Boswerf.
Also this year I was asked to take atmospheric photos. In connection with privacy, the children have been portrayed unrecognizable.
Click on the image below to start a short slideshow of some of the best photos.
In September 12 "Toddlers in the Wild" were guests in the Griftbosje.
The toddlers had an educational morning under the guidance of Klaartje Timmerman.
They explored the world of small "wild" animals including the rabbit, mouse, and frog. The Griftbosje is a beautiful place for this playful voyage of discovery.
The water in the play stream was flowing lavishly and soon a toddler, full of pride, had found a living frog.
Special thanks to the parents that allowed putting pictures of their toddlers on my website.
Wim Hof Method
In 2018 I went for the first time in the ice bath at Maria Geelen of Centrum De Gouden Piramide.
A great challenge that I wouldn't have wanted to miss.
Meanwhile, I photograh monthly at the Centrum De Gouden Piramide when others take up their challenge. The photo that participants receive afterwards is always very much appreciated.
The NPV section Zeist has a group of volunteers who provide additional help to people in their final stages of life and to their caregivers. They also have volunteers for buddy care, in which a volunteer is a companian of a client for a longer period of time. For their new folder about this Buddy care they asked me to take pictures. Below the end result. Click on an image to open a PDF (Dutch language only).
I was allowed to photograph at various events organized by Het Bezinningshuis. The photos are used on the website and social media.
In May 2019 there was a lecture by Brenda Ott, general practitioner in Zeist.
November 2019 Sri Annatta was a guest. He explained Buddhism and led a meditation.
At the beginning of 2020, Het Bezinningshuis existed for two years. To celebrate this, ambassador Manu Keirse was present for an interactive lecture, which could also be followed live via FaceBook.
At the end of 2019, Het Bezinningshuis moved from Den Dolder to Hollandsche Rading.
There is room for accommodation here, a big wish of Robin and Hilda Zuidam, the founders of Het Bezinningshuis. Among other things, multi-day training courses are given here and there is an option for retreat.
For the website I was asked to take pictures of the area.
Carol is a coach and story maker. She works, among other things, as a freelancer for the Nieuwsbode Zeist. Her monthly column will be published as a bundle at the end of this year. So it's high time for a beautiful, spontaneous portrait photo, for the bundle, for her articles in the newspaper and on her own website, www.spiegelschrift.nu.
I asked Carol to put on clothes that make her feel great and to bring an extra set to be able to vary. Because she also wants to use black and white photos, I asked her to take this into account. Plain, dark clothing gives a different effect than, for example, a bright jacket with a pattern.
We drink a cup of tea and discuss the appearance that Carol looks for in her photos. Then we go to work in the studio, and then take pictures in a natural environment. Relaxed, chitchatting and with the necessary fun. And you can see that in the photos.
In June I have photographed the "Kanjer Wens" of Joséphine. Stichting Kanjer Wens is committed to fulfilling the wishes of seriously ill children or children with a serious chronic disorder!
There's an elaborate report and a dozen of pictures a made during that day on their faceBook page. For Joséphine a picture book has been made as a lasting memory with even more pictures.
Below two of the pictures taken with the snakes.
For it's new website B&B Platbos at Burgh-Haamstede, managed by Madelon Revermann needed pictures of the house and the surroundings. In addition to Madelon's own pictures. Below are two of the pictures I made for her.
2018 and prior years
Herring party, Auction and Singing
On June 28th there's been a herring party at the Binnenbos, Hoog Kanje 186, in Zeist.
To assure a nice broad offering Ellen has contacted several artists.
On auction was work by Lian de Zwaan, Nanda van der Vliet, Diana Gaikhorst en Henneke Hoogendoorn and by Ellen herself.
Next to the herring, a drink and the auction, one could enjoy a performance by "Popkoor Zing je Rot" (See also picture impression below).
Picture impression herringparty and auction
Picture impression performance Zingjerot
See for more information also the news-item about this assignment.
Lots of activity at Griftbosje
The Griftbosje is a neighbourhood initiative in Zeist-West that involves cleaning-up and redeveloping a vacant lot on the corner of the Griffenseijnselaan and Ridderschapslaan.
As part of NL-Doet a huge amount of work was done on March 9th. 2018 at the Griftbosje.
Active neighbours, a volunteer of the Boswerf and students of class 1TH1, interns and a teacher of CLZ all came to finish a ton of work:
- A huge pile of tiles, rock and other rubble was disposed of in consultation with and with help of the municipality;
- The entrance Ridderschapslaan, close by the dog-toilet, was closed off. A new entrance Griffenstijnselaan will be made;
- The strip of land where flowers will be planted has been cleaned of tiles and was covered with a layer of compost. Now the wait starts for the weather to allow planting new vegetation;
- The bee-hotel is starting to get it's outline;
- Many tree-stumps have been removed.
Below is a picture gallery with an impression of the day.
ZingjeRot, the popchoir from Zeist.
Singing mostly pop classics with Dutch lyrics by Jan Rot is what makes the choir Zingjerot special, hence the remarkable name of the choir.
Meanwhile they have built up such an extensive repertoire that they could present their first own concert. On November 4th. and 5th. 2017 it actually happened; a beautiful, sparkling program with many songs from the choir, interspersed with singing by the Heeren van Nunspeet, dance and accompanied by great musicians.
I found it a great experience to be able to record this colorful spectacle with plenty of movement. And from the reactions of the choir members it was obvious that they too found this photography part a success.
Nieuwegein celebrates her anniversary!
Leading-up to the 50th anniversary in 2021, this anniversary was celebrated on July 1st. 2017 with the first ever “CityZingt”. A cosy sing-along festivity by and for Nieuwegein and it's surroundings.
For this first edition several choirs, solo singers and musical partners had signed-up. Next to the many Nieuwegein local participants there were performances by Staytuned (known from The Voice Kids) and the Dutch Event Choir. The band Rockaoke played for and with singers that spontaneously volunteered to perform for a large audience.
This first edition of CityZingt, staged in “de Kom” of City Plaza was a success.
Next year CityZingt will be back on June 30th. 2018.
The organizers had invited me to take pictures at this event. Above an example and below a slideshow.
Ik kan niet mee naar de overkant
I can't come with you to the other side
This picture and some others have been used on her flyer and on her website: www.uitvaartzorg-eefje.nl
For the VNCI Magazine I was asked to take some pictures they wanted to use with an article from an interview with mr. van Boekel. At the Publications tab you can read/download the article.
Below two additional pictures from that same foto shoot.
For VNCI (the Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry) I made pictures of the participants 'in action' during their Stakeholdersdialogue on April 23rd 2015.
Their report of the day with some of my pictures can be found on this webpage: https://www.vnci.nl/nieuws/nieuwsbericht/?newsitemid=1492877313
Below a few more nice additional pictures.
"Veiligheid Voorop" is the program by which the trade associations VNO-NCW, VNCI, VNPI, VOTOB, VHCP, VOMI, NVDO, Profion and VVVF try to increase security within the chemical industry. During a congres organized by "Veiligheid Voorop" on November 6th. in Baarn, I was asked to take pictures during this event.
My client for this assignment was VNCI .
A report of the day with the pictures VNCI selected can be read as newsitem on the VNCI website.
Also that day essay-awards were given to three young-professionals from the chemical industry. They received a scholarship for the post-academic course Management of Health, Safety and Environment (MOSHE) at the TU Delft.
You can read a report with picture of the three winners by following this link.
Below from each individual price winner also another picture.
Successively: Eric Savelberg receives the price from Chris Kuijpers, Jos Villevoye gets his from Jan van den Heuvel and Anton van Beek presents the price to Daan van Wieringen.
As part of the project Peace of Utrecht I was asked to make pictures of the children of the Parkschool in the Lombok district. The children dressed-up according to a Peace of Utrecht theme and were thus photographed. Their pictures were printed on poster size and hung at several places in the district (obviously also in the school). Below please find some of the pictures in the district.
On request of a board member of Hospice Heuvelrug in Zeist, I made a photoshoot. Both the location as well as the employees were portrayed.
The Hospice has used these pictures for their communication vehicles like the web site, news letters and their magazine "'t Zonnetje".
To read a PDF of 't Zonnetje, click here!