At the turn of the year I was asked if I’d be available in June to shoot a dinner & dancing party for a Dutch shipping company, LVM Cargo, that specialised in transport to the Philippines – as soon as I heard that last word, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! An evening party with […]Read More LVM Cargo Salo-Salo Party
With summer finally reasserting itself after a false start in April, we couldn’t ask for finer weather to celebrate the birthday of my sister-in-law-kind-of-beause-David-and-I-aren’t-married-but-whatever, Eva. Hosted by her father and his wife Judith (some of the finest hosts whose hospitality I’ve had the pleasure of exploiting) we enjoyed the sun in their garden, under the […]Read More Eva’s Birthday
Despite (or thanks to) having such a large family I’m not particularly up-to-date on how to describe various relatives, so let me try to be as specific as I can. This weekend, three of my father’s sons (including me) and one of their girlfriends spent far too long in a car that was far too […]Read More Lilou’s Baptism in Champagne
Since before I was born, every spring saw the celebration of Queen’s Day. Last year, Queen Beatrix abdicated and Willem Alexander took the throne, so the term “King’s Day” still feels a little weird. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s a great big party, the main feature of which is a national free market license […]Read More King’s Day ’14
This last week was rather special. Every year around this time, the precession of the sun and my evening commute align so that beautifyl warm light streams through the glass facade of Schiphol Airport. It’s a rare configuration; most of the rest of the year the sun is blocked by nearby buildings when it’s so […]Read More Schiphol Silhouettes ’14
Fox Amoore, a pianist and composer, approached me last year with an interesting project. He’d crowd-funded the recording of his new album, Come Find Me, exceeding the amount he needed nearly fourfold, so he could afford to fly in vocalists he’d worked with in the past, and even the English Chamber Orchestra. Was I interested in […]Read More “Come Find Me” • Abbey Road
I’m not a huge fan of unwieldy light stands and modifiers, especially for on-location portraits – and in dreary, rainy Holland you really can’t count on natural light providing you with the bright, soft illumination that makes portraits shine. As a solo shooter I strive to be as light and mobile as possible, and no […]Read More The Dishgun: my secret weapon for portraiture.