See you at the next curve is one of the ideas behind the name of my nextcurve photoblog which I now publish on Flickr. There is always something new to see around the corner and each experience will improve your next shot.
My interest in photography started at an early age with my father, who as an amateur photographer took many photos of our family and the scenes around him. He developed and enlarged the photos himself in our improvised darkroom (which doubled as our bathroom 🙂 ). Therefore I have a lot of beautiful childhood pictures for which I’m very grateful. This has, further on in my life, always inspired me to snap pictures wherever I am.
In April 2009, I moved from Den Helder 123 km down south to The Hague. Leaving a familiar place where one has lived for about 18 years is not easy. I’ve always loved the dunes, beaches, sea and all nature has to offer in the area.
Even though Scheveningen beach and the sea is ten minutes away, it is crowded and feels different. We’ll see what photo opportunities the big city life presents.
I love animals and animal behavior, and lucky me, Rotterdam Zoo (also called Blijdorp) is only a 30 mins drive away! Needless to say I got me a yearpass. It’s very much relaxing walking around all day in this beautiful Zoo or just sitting near one animal for while.
I love hearing feedback so please post your comments, both positive and (constructive) negative 🙂
The kit I have build revolves around versatility for both digital and film photography. Each item must be inter-changeable between the D4s and F4s. This brings me to my love and passion for oldkool Nikkor’s, metal build, pristine glass and virtually indestructible.
I use various tools to shoot with depending on where I’m going and if weight, size or quality is important. Keep in mind, the goal is the picture and the tools come second. Shoot with passion.
I’ve started a new adventure: enlarging my own prints from 35mm B&W negative. Oldskool the way my dad used to do. This completes the circle for a full analog workflow from shooting film (on his Nikon FE or my F4s) to developing in-house (using the Lab box) to enlarging the print (using his Philips enlarger) and hanging the result on my wall.
Nikon D4s Nikon F4s
Nikon FE (thx dad!)
iPhone 11 Pro
Nikon D3s Nikon D810 Nikon D300S + MD-D10 Nikon D70 Nikon Coolpix S600
Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D Nikkor 135mm f/2D DC
Nikkor 20-35 f/2.8D Nikkor 35-70 f/2.8D Nikkor 28-105 f/3.5-4.5D Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Nikkor AF-S 70-200mm f/4 ED VR
Voigtlander Ultron SLIIs AI-s 40mm f/2 (primary lens for the Nikon FE)
Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Samyang 85mm f/1.4 AS IF UMC Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED Nikkor AF-S DX 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED Nikkor AF-S DX 35mm f/1.8 G Sigma APO 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG/HSM
Yongnuo YN660 Flash Speedlites (GN66) Nikon Speedlight SB-910 Nikon Speedlight SB-600 Jinbei Millennia M-300B strobes Yongnuo YN622N II + YN622N-TX i-TTL flash triggers
Manfrotto 055PROB with Manfrotto 804R2 head Manbily Carbon Fiber Monopod Sirui 3T-35 with SIRUI's E-20 ball head (which even holds the D4s!) Magmod flash diffusers and light modifiers Jinbei beauty dish, softboxes, backgrounds ARS-Image 135 Lab-Box
AP Bobinquick-135 bulk film loader Plustek Opticfilm 8100
Plustek ePhoto Z300 Loupedeck+
Peak Design Anchor links on all bodies (single custom Nikon strap)
Thinktank Retrospective 30 Peak Design Everyday Sling 10L
Manfrotto Active Backpack I (bought and used in Japan)
F-Stop Tilopa v3 50L with ICU Pro Small and ICU Medium Slope
Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L
Philips Type PNL010 Enlarger + Nikon EL-Nikkor f/2.8N (used by my dad)
Durst M305 Color Enlarger + Nikon EL-Nikkor f/4
LPL 503A Enlarger board (26x30)
LPL Focus Scope 5421 Kodak grade filters
Ilford Photopaper (fav: Ilford Multigrade RC Deluxe V Pearl 18x24)