19.12.08



Ferrara, December 25, 2008

Included in The Ferrara streetbook.

Wish you all a merry christmas and a happy 2009!

I will be off line for a while.
Tomorrow I will be in Bruges, Sunday up north in the Netherlands and Monday I'll pack my suite case. Tuesday I fly to Italy.
See you in 2009!

18.12.08

City wall view



Ferrara, Januari 1, 2005

I had this photo in and out, in and out the Ferrara streetbook. In the end it didn't fit into the sequence of photos that tell the story of Ferrara.

Have a look in the book and give yourself a present!

17.12.08

Via del Turco



Ferrara, December 27, 2008

A pity I couldn't include this photo in "The Ferrara streetbook"

15.12.08

NEW:The Ferrara streetbook



The Ferrara streetbook - a walk in Giorgio Bassani's footsteps arrived today and it looks good. So it is for sale now in the blurb bookshop.
Have a look and give yourself a present!

11.12.08

Short listed



Noordwijk, September 15, 2007

I participated in the Photographer of the Year competition of the periodical Digital Camera. Yesterday I got an email:

'Your picture Gucci's travels submitted into the Animals category has made it into our final shortlist in Digital Camera's Photographer of the Year competition.'

10.12.08

Treescape



Ferrara, December 20, 2006

9.12.08

City wall



Ferrara, December 31, 2006

8.12.08

Mozart



Ferrara, December 30, 2005

A wall in via Formignana. I love those funny figures you can find everywhere in and on the streets. They have nothing to do with Bassani. So, I had to leave them out of my book - such a pity!

7.12.08

Absolute boredom window



Ferrara, December 29, 2006

It was quite a job to select the photos for The Ferrara streetbook. I had to kill so many darlings. I could sneak this photo onto the cover. Many others didn't make it. I'll show you some darlings in the next few days.

6.12.08

Preview /8



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

End of this series.

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - a walk Giorgio Bassani's footsteps" - is ready to be published - here is a preview of chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba.

The book is on its way to Blurb now. I do hope the printing is satisfactory. If so, the book will be for sale about a week or so. I'll let you know!

5.12.08

Preview /7



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" - is ready to be published - here is a preview of chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba. Got the ISBN number. Send it to Blurb today.

4.12.08

Preview /6



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" - is ready to be published - here is a preview of chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba. I think I will send it to Blurb today.

3.12.08

Preview /5



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" -is almost ready to be published - here is a preview of chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba.

2.12.08

Preview /4



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" -is almost ready to be published - here is a preview of chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba.

1.12.08

Preview /3



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" -is almost ready to be published - here is a preview of chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba.

30.11.08

Preview /2



Ferrara, December 27, 2005

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" -is almost ready to be published - have to do a final check on mistakes and errors and to get an isbn number.

In the next days I'll show you a preview of Chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba

A corridor in via Colomba

In one of his essays, that is included in Il romanzo di Ferrara, Giorgio Bassani describes how he composed his first five stories.
He observes about "A walk before dinner", that the structure of the story itself tells that the past is not dead. It is just that each moment the distance increases. So, if you really want, Bassani says, you can retrieve that past. To do so you have to walk into some kind of corridor, that gets longer with the passing of the time. At the very end, in the point of light, where the black walls of the corridor converge, there, the past lives as intense and vivid as if it were the present. So, eternal? Eternal. And yet, further and further away, more and more fleeting, increasingly difficult to grab.

I tried to photograph this idea in Via Colomba, a charming little street, that doesn't play a very important part in Bassan's work. It is almost mentioned between brackets, as the street where you could find brothels.

29.11.08

Preview



Ferrara, Januari 2, 2006

My book on Ferrara - "The Ferrara streetbook - in the steps of Giorgio Bassani" -is almost ready to be published - have to do a final check on mistakes and errors and to get an isbn number.

In the next days I'll show you a preview of Chapter 6 - A corridor in via Colomba

A corridor in via Colomba

In one of his essays, that is included in Il romanzo di Ferrara, Giorgio Bassani describes how he composed his first five stories.
He observes about "A walk before dinner", that the structure of the story itself tells that the past is not dead. It is just that each moment the distance increases. So, if you really want, Bassani says, you can retrieve that past. To do so you have to walk into some kind of corridor, that gets longer with the passing of the time. At the very end, in the point of light, where the black walls of the corridor converge, there, the past lives as intense and vivid as if it were the present. So, eternal? Eternal. And yet, further and further away, more and more fleeting, increasingly difficult to grab.

I tried to photograph this idea in Via Colomba, a charming little street, that doesn't play a very important part in Bassan's work. It is almost mentioned between brackets, as the street where you could find brothels.

28.11.08

Campo Santo /6



Gent, November 15, 2008

27.11.08

Campo Santo /5



Gent, November 15, 2008

26.11.08

Campo Santo /4



Gent, November 15, 2008

25.11.08

Campo Santo /3



Gent, November 15, 2008

24.11.08

Campo Santo /2



Gent, November 15, 2008

23.11.08

Campo Santo



Gent, November 15, 2008

Last week, on tour in Belgium, I visited the Campo Santo cemetery in Gent. It was a grey day, I would have loved the foggy weather of the day before, but well, I was travelling from A-B, via C with lots of delays. So I was either in the train, or waiting for a train. In the end I managed to do what I had to do.

22.11.08

Flower window



Leiden, November 11, 2004

21.11.08

Three bottles window



Enkhuizen, June 3, 2006

20.11.08

Blue window



Leiden, July 7, 2005

19.11.08

Blue window with a golden touch



Workum, October 31, 2006

18.11.08

Blue glass window



Westerdok, Amsterdam, November 17, 2006

17.11.08

Office window



Den Haag, May 9, 2005

14.11.08

Fog window



Gouda, December 3, 2004

I am off line for a couple of days.

13.11.08

Tel Aviv window



Tel Aviv, April 25, 2006

12.11.08

Shirt window



Leiden, October 22, 2008

11.11.08

Ship window



Leiden, October 30, 2008

10.11.08

City window



Vlaardingen, August 25, 2008

9.11.08

Field of honour



Oslo, June 29, 2007

In memory of all who fell in wars and peace keeping missions.

8.11.08

Inquiry into the phenomenon of surfaces /27



Leiden, November 7, 2008 - 12.13.11



Leiden, November 7, 2008 - 12.13.36



Leiden, November 7, 12.13.59

Autumn bill board

I will include these photos in the sequential part of this inquiry - when complete it can be compared with minimal music - a sequence of small changes.

Photos made at ISO 400, 1/100, f/80,0. Post processing: contrast and a bit of sharpening, all with the same levels.

In fact the nice weather we had yesterday was a bit dull for this inquiry. Much more is happening when the wind is chasing the clouds.

For the time being and of this series. To be continued later.

7.11.08

Inquiry into the phenomenon of surfaces /26



Leiden, August 3, 2008, 11.12.10

Summer bill board

I will include this photo is the sequential part of this inquiry - when complete it can be compared with minimal music - a sequence of small changes.

Inquiry into the phenomenon of surfaces /25



Leiden, August 3, 2008, 11.11.01

Summer bill board

I will include this photo is the sequential part of this inquiry - when complete it can be compared with minimal music - a sequence of small changes.

See also the introduction to this series.

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