American Power – Mitch Epstein

American Power is an active response to the American Dream gone haywire. My project focuses on the United States not only because I am American, but because the U.S. has exported its model of unrestricted growth around the world in the form of mass consumerism, corporatism, and sprawl. (Epstein...

Evelyn Hofer | Fotomuseum Den Haag

Exhibition Evely Hofer. Very inspiring especially by her ability to maintain a personal voice over almost any genre over photography, either fashion, commercial, free, street, documentary, there is always a certain dreaminess, a kind of fairylike in her images. Colour and monochrome, instantly, her voice is visible.   http://www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl/nl/tentoonstellingen/evelyn-hofer...

Waffenruhe – Michael Schmidt

My tutor suggested the book “Waffenruhe” by Michael Schmidt (Schmidt et al., 2018). His work is not specifically about light, but it is a perfect interpretation and depiction of the atmosphere. The closing text by Janos Frecot is stunningly applicable and translates the breathtaking and silently loaded images in...

PAN Art Fair Amsterdam

Like the previous year, I visited the Amsterdam Art Fair PAN. A compact art fair with mainly local gallery owners. Being in Amsterdam, the “local” presence still provides a firm international and high quality fair with a variety of objects that exceeds most musea or exhibitions. This year a...

Eli Durst – Community

Stunning series in BJP December 2019 on the work “Community” by Eli Durst.  A series of monochrome images. People and groups interacting for personal or religious means. In a search for purpose, is it spiritual? The series provides an almost sectarian religious atmosphere. The light the faces, the expressions....

Robbie Lawrence – Blackwater River

In the BJP December 2019, I was introduced to the work of Robbie Lawrence and Sala Elise Patterson. An intense journey to the deep south of Georgia America in the first year of Trump’s presidency. The work is close, swamp, black, forest, moss and river, as you can imagine...

Jimmy Marble

Jimmy Marble is a director, photographer, and muralist living in Los Angeles, CA. His work is characterized by its use of colour, irreverent aesthetics, modern surrealism, and pop. (Nowness. 2019) Introduced in Aesthetica Magazine November 2019 with an interview and some of his recent work. The interview was initiated...

Tom Wood

In BJP November 2019 the 1951 Irish born Tom Wood is introduced to me. Again it seems an autodidactic photographer caught my eye and inspires me more than external educated ones. A subtle reference to connect to in the interview: “I don’t have a method when I photograph. I...

Nadine Rovner

Very inspiring work. Love this style, reminds me of Alex Prager and even Martin Parr comes to mind. Discovered via Aesthetic Magazine. http://www.nadinerovner.com https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/hidden-narratives-2/   Rovner, Nadine. “Nadine Rovner.” Nadine Rovner, 2018, www.nadinerovner.com/. Accessed 29 Aug. 2019. ‌

Ed van de Elsken

If you live and work in Amsterdam and have any connection with photography, you cannot neglect the importance of Ed van der Elsken on Dutch photography. He always stayed close to where he lived and always worked from the heart. As with Philip Mechanicus, Ed van der Elsken had...