Caspar Claasen’s book opening for Even Firemen is announced: at Sunday 11 March, from 16:00-18:00 hr, at the PhotoQ Bookshop, in the heart of Amsterdam.
I feel uncomfortable, so close as they stand together.
It’s just too close. They don’t need to whisper.
And what are they looking at?
I am thinking of doing a series of tiny people is large open spaces, especially beaches.
This is one of the oldest I have (digitally).
This one was made on Terschelling. The Waddenzee at low tide. Looking to the west. Sailing ships (no wind) sailing though the vaargeul. Long shadows.
I don’t do black and white, normally.
But sometimes I experiment. I bought a second hand Ricoh GR II. It has wonderful jpg colors and black and white images, out of the box. It feel fantastic when holding it.
It shoots wonderful.
But… focus is very slow. And more importantly, a cat has slept on the sensor. Can’t say it’s just some specs of dust. It’s a pet shop. And I can’t get it clean.
Could be my favorite camera. If it were clean.
Something seems amiss here, wrote Luc when I posted this picture first, I am talking about the underlying aggresion that is present. The guy reaching for her backpack being held back by the older gentleman.
And Luc was right. That was the reason for the shot.
A saw a new context when I made the picture. From a totally innocent reality.
They invited me to take this picture, the kids. When I walked they noticed my camera adnd began to make snapping gestures. I took the camera to my eye, the lady looked up with a big smile.
Chinese Buddhist temple in Kuala Lumpur. A man waved me in. when I walked by. The temple, in a small alley, was filled with smoke of burning paper. I asked if I could take pictures but there was no one that could answer that question. And nobody that objected. In a room on the side people were having there paper inscripted.
Wanna One Korean boy band comes to KL. I met a fan on the way the station. She was very friendly and ok for a quick picture.
A small tree on a building sends its roots down walls.
Assembling the November 2017 edition of my experimental “mini” photobook. I found a couple of images I like now, but totally dismissed during the initial pass in November. Good to go back now and then and re-examine all pictures.
Not for the weak stomach.
Meat delivery in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, early in the morning.