A Dream Come True


It has finally happened. This has been my dream since I was 15 years old. I have a darkroom in my own home and I can print black and white medium format photo’s at any time of day or night I want! Dancing and singing along to loud music whilst looking at the pictures being formed. Here is my first print. I am so happy 🙂

The ruins of the Sutro Baths

The Sutro Baths were a large privately owned swimming pool complex in San Francisco, California, built in the late 19th century. The building housing the baths burned down in 1966 and was abandoned. The Cliff House still stands and is a restaurant. The ruins lay on the shore of the West-Coast where the sea smashes into these rocks with strength quite regularly.

Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus

Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus

Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus

Pentacon six TL, Ilford HP5 Plus

San Francisco, July 2007.

Chocolate Factory

My first Urban Exploring trip ever. Fresh off the flee market I got myself an Olympus Trip-35. Bought for a whopping €5,-. Packed with some 3200 ASA black and white film, me and some friends went to this decayed Chocolate factory to sneak in, have a rummage around and take some pictures.
Seen as the camera I was using had minor setting possibilities, only the roof shots come out well exposed.

Here is the outcome

Roof I
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Roof II
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Tubes I
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Tubes II
Olympus Trip-35, T-Max P3200

Visited summer of 2006.

Lulu’s eerste expo!

In de maanden april en mei heb ik mijn eerste echte expositie gehad in de etalage van Redoble in Amsterdam. Mijn werk heeft gehangen vanaf 5 april tot uiteindelijk 11 mei 2007.

Redoble is een maandelijkse culturele agenda voor Latijns Amerikaanse activiteiten in en om Amsterdam. Het kantoor bevindt zich aan de Eerste Atjehstraat 94 HS, bij het Muiderpoortstation. Ze hebben een etalage waar maandelijks een andere kunstenaar zijn werk vertoont. Schilderijen, fotografie, tekeningen, keramiek, noem maar op.

Het werk dat ik er had hangen was van de serie Chocolate Factory. De foto’s zijn genomen met de Olympus Trip-35 en full frame afgedrukt door mijzelf op Agfa semi-mat zwart/wit papier.