In the first architectural pictures that were taken it was not to my advantage that all the projects were so different. I work with all kinds of materials and techniques, shapes, colors, and sizes in various disciplines. To give an impression of their actual size I started taking pictures with a model. Like many people, I am not fond of having my picture taken, but after the model was unable to continue I knew that I would be the only everlasting model for the job….
Instead of being behind the camera, I was now in front of it as a black figurine. Later on, someone pointed out to me that I literally created a connection between me and my work too. So in the end I learned to appreciate to serve as an intrument to bring the pictures to live.
Lifelong friend and photographer Jan Kalma has steadily taken a signature picture of every project ever since. He has also done most of the brilliant photo work of the product pictures of my indoor and outdoor collections. This material has shown up in many magazines and on design sites all over the world.
The things we did not record were all the assignments I did in homes and eventualy we started to shoot them too. We had a great time meeting up with happy owners and their designs. As you can guess none of them [except one] were thrilled to be in the picture and I highly respect their privacy. So guess again who is in them…. Together with assisting photographer Keri Stoelinga we completed the series of assignments created for homes. I must admit, that was another chalenge for me. Since the proportions are different I am much more in the picture than I ever anticipated. Ultimately it has helped me to overcome my trepedation when a sIVATE PEEKShot is taken for a magazine or such.
LIFE IS GREAT SHOOTS
One thing lead to another. It dawned on me that some of the people that enjoy my garden designs have even bought two tables over time. There are some very special collectors among them and we have asked them if we could shoot them too… Oh, and you are also welcome in their gardens to come and take a look! You are hereby invited. [go to the map in contact]
To show you the pleasure we had in the process and the selection of the shoots we made a little video just for the fun of it. You can find the rest of the shoots here.
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