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In 2013 I started a series of photo albums on Blurb.com, named '36Exp' (a subject adressed in 36 exposures, a reference to the exposures on most common rolls of 35 mm film: 12, 24 & 36.). The books can be ordered directly from the Blurb.com website.
GEPEPERD VERLEDEN | BOOKS HISTORY
Gepeperd verleden /
Indonesië en Nederland sinds 1600;
by Harm Stevens.
Harm Stevens is Curator History (20th century) in the Rijksmuseum. He published on military expeditions in the Dutch-Indies and as such acquired collections preserved in museums.
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY, SINGERSONGWRITER | MUSIC
During the 1979s, when I first started listening to singer-songwriter music by musicians such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot and Kris Kristofferson, I also bought a (vinyl of course) album ('LP') by Michael Murphey, titled Swans Against the Sun.
When I googled 'Swans Against the Sun' I came across this double album and recognised the songs Wildfire and Secret Mountain Hideout of the album Blue Sky - Night Thunder. They probably were hit songs in the 1970s.
MAG 'T EEN IETSJE MEER ZIJN? by SIMON CARMIGGELT | BOOKS
Simon Carmiggelt was a Dutch writer (b.07oct1913 – d.30nov1987) and columnist, who became particularly famous for his newspaper columns ('Kronkel', in Het Parool) and his appearances on radio and tv (he read some of his work for a minute or two, this was the early days of television).
From www.dbnl.nl Simon Carmiggelt's anthology:
Kraaltjes rijgen (1958)
Maatschappelijk verkeer (1965)
BILL CUNNINGHAM, R.I.P. | PHOTOGRAPHER
William J. 'Bill' Cunningham Jr. (13Mar1929 – 25Jun2016) was an American fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.
Cunningham was born and raised in Boston, where he had his first exposure to the fashion world as a stockboy in Bonwit Teller's Boston Store. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he returned to New York in 1953 and started writing, first for Women's Wear Daily and then for the Chicago Tribune.
He contributed significantly to fashion journalism, introducing American audiences to Azzedine Alaïa and Jean Paul Gaultier. While working at Women's Wear Daily and the Chicago Tribune, he began taking candid photographs of fashion on the streets of New York.
Cunningham photographed people and the passing scene in the streets of Manhattan every day, focusing on their genuine usage of clothing to express personal style.
He did not photograph people in the manner of paparazzi, but preferred style to celebrity. He made a career taking unexpected photographs of everyday people, socialites and fashion personalities, many of whom valued his company.
Cunningham died in New York City after being hospitalized for a stroke. He was 87.
STEPHAN SHORE RETROSPECTIVE - HUIS MARSEILLE | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Shore then embarked on a series of cross-country trips, making 'on the road' photographs of American and Canadian landscapes.
In recent years, Shore has been working in Israel, the West Bank, and Ukraine. I found his images of the Ukraine particularly fascinating and hope to travel in his footsteps some day; now is not the best of times.
Shore has been the director of the photography department at Bard College since 1982. Since about 2 years Shore also has an Instagram / Facebook account.
HELMUT NEWTON RESTROSPECTIVE - FOAM | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
I remember the impact of the powerful nudes Newton published in his heyday; the fashion photography in this exhibition is of a bygone era, but I liked his props e.g. a plane chasing a model or a magnificent stallion rearing on his hind legs.
SAINTS OF THE SHADOW BIBLE by IAN RANKIN | BOOKS CRIME FICTION
Ian Rankin has found a way to bring his long-running detective John Rebus out of retirement, but the former detective inspector has been forced to take a demotion, forced to return as a mere DS and he swallows it like a bitter pill.
Rebus, says Clarke, ruefully, to Fox, is "..like one of those chess wizards, the ones who play a dozen boards at the same time". So, it feels sometimes with Rankin, as he weaves his dual plots into an ever more tangled maze, and then smoothly, oh so satisfactorily, irons them out again. Like stepping out from the maze into the open all of a sudden.
The next book should be interesting for a different reason: will Rankin finally retire Rebus and continue with Malcolm Fox, who we see ligning up as a proper detective with CID... Or will Siobhan Clarke turn main character?
MODUS TV SERIES | CRIME FICTION (DVD SET)
Modus follows Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman), a criminal psychologist who has worked for the FBI in the US but has now returned home to Sweden to work in the academic world.
Exiting times: what will happen in the next few days?
IT'S WHAT I DO by LYNSEY ADDARIO | PHOTO JOURNALISM WARREPORTING MEDIA
Lynsey Addario (b.13Nov1973) is an American photojournalist. Her work often focuses on conflicts and human rights issues, especially the role of women in traditional societies.
SMART PC FIXER: CONSIDER BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD
Word of warning here.
When I was trying to solve an Microsoft Windows 7 problem on my PC I ended up on a Microsoft webpage and found some software to download, provided by Smartpcfixer.
The download cost me usd5 and so I was not too disappointed when this software did not solve my problem (reïnstalling Live Essentials 2012).
Only to find a week later I was billed another usd60,- for an annual subscription, which I did not ask nor signed up for! Who reads the small print, esspecially when one is frustrated by computer problems! I felt tricked.
On a forum I was warned about these people, but only after the fact. I removed the software since I had no use for it, it hadn't worked.
In the shop my problem was repaired and had my Live Mail installed again.
In an attempt to get a refund from SmartPCFixer I got friendly message, repeatedly offerings for help and asking for complaint details and OS information. While I supplied the requested information, I also made it clear the problem no longer existed, the software was no longer on my PC and insisted on the 60 dollar refund.
They kept sending me these friendly offerings for help and told me the software might be useful for other PC problems. Repeatedly they sent me more or less the same messages, but a refund was not forthcoming.
Then I started posting negative reviews on Twitter and Facebook (including their Facebook page).
That triggered something and through PayPal I received confirmation a refund was forthcoming.
Consider the above as a feedback; there may be other people with positive experiences, but I felt tricked when I first was billed 5 dollars I had agreed on and then another 60 dollars for an annual subscription I had not asked for.
For the 2nd time I collected my PC from the repair shop. For my complaint of the PC (Windows 7) freezing up on my (only a hard reset will bring it back to life) again another hard drive has been replaced (SSD), but upon testing, like when concluding the first repair, they had no findings.
It was suggested I looked at the equipment I had hooked up to my PC: 2 external hard drives for back ups, printer, flatbed scanner, wifi keyboard & mouse, sound boxes...
To make sure I bought a new wifi keyboard & mouse.
Continue the frustrating job of reinstalling software and getting all settings how I want them. Of course the back up was not full proof...
'NO OFFENSE' TV-SERIES | CRIME DRAMA FICTION
'No Offence' is a 2015 British television police comedy-drama shown on Channel 4, created by Paul Abbott.
The show follows a team of detectives from the Manchester Metropolitan Police (a fictionalised version of Greater Manchester Police), focusing on their investigation into the serial murders of girls with Down's syndrome.
The show was filmed on location in Manchester.
It is a 'cops-and-robbers' series where the women have brass balls! For me it took a little gtting used to, being more vibrant and very outspoken than what I have become used to in the 'Noir'-series from Scandinavia and France. But that was quickly overcome!
D.I. Viv Deering is scathing in her leadership of a team of detectives at the Manchester Metropolitan Police. D.C. Dinah Kowalska (Elaine Cassidy) misses out on a promotion to D.S. due to a mistake in her professionalism, but she proceeds to uncover crime details that reveal a serial killer is killing Down syndrome girls across Manchester.
Joanna Scanlan as D.I. Vivienne Deering, a cast-iron cop with an in-your-face attitude.
Elaine Cassidy as D.C. Dinah Kowalska has an emotional but determined focus on finding the killer(s).
I love the role by Paul Ritter as Randolph Miller, an eccentric in forensics; he also featured in Vera but he gets to play the eccentric to the hilt here!
Plenty of drama and a bit of romance (including a leg over in the back of a car); a series of which I am pleased to have learned it will get a follow up: Channel 4 has renewed 'No Offence' for a 2nd series of 8 episodes.
MOORD OP HET MAANFEEST by ROBERT VAN GULIK | CRIME FICTION CHINA HISTORY
Ever since China sparked my interest during the 1980s, I find occasion to read or explore something on the subject, in whatever form. The 'Rechter (=Judge or Magistrate) Tie Mysteries' by Robert van Gulik offer an easy insight in China in historic times.
The titles from Dutchman van Gulik have been translated also in English; the name of the magistrate changed to Judge Dee.
Judge Dee (also, Judge Di) is the eponymous protagonist of Robert van Gulik's series of detective novels. The series is set in Tang Dynasty China and deals with various criminal cases solved by the upright Judge Dee (judges often play the investigator role in ancient Chinese crime stories).
Robert Hans van Gulik was born in 1910, in Zutphen,Netherlands and spent most of his youth in the Dutch East-Indies.
About this particular book:
CHINA & DE BARBAREN by HENK SCHULTE NORDHOLT | BOOKS HISTORY WORLD AFFAIRS
Schulte Nordholt's starting point is that the Communist Party is aware that its present model of governing, for a considerable time now based on Marxism and Maoism, is reaching its expiry date. Mao has been replaced as a role model by most Chines by Mammon and the Party seems unable to solve major issues in the economy and environment..
Since China has recovered from 'the Century of Humiliation', now is the time according to Xi Jinping for the ‘great rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation'. Schulte Nordholt sees evidence in the speeches and behaviour of president and partyleader Xi Jing linking the past to the present.. Xi himself behaves like an emperor, he has managed to draw almost all military, economic and political power to himself. By historic precedence Xi presents himself in the government-colled media as the great benefactor.
HARD TIMES: NEW HARD DISK
I could not install Live Mail again. Installation through Microsoft Essentials 2012 kept giving me the same fault codes. Through the Microsoft website I ended up with an app by 'smartPCfixer' but that was of no use either.
The reason I reinstalled the PC with Windows 7 again, though upgrading to Windows 10 was still free, was because I had software important to me limited to Win7; only to find, when I copied the files back onto the PC, that it wouldn't start! While it had worked on the same PC in Win7 before!
Of course I am finding that my backup was not complete and upgrades to some new software means I have to find my way again.
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS | MUSIC AMERICANA
GUY CLARK | SINGERSONGWRITER MUSICIAN
Guy Charles Clark (b.06Nov1941 – d.17May2016) was a Grammy Award winning American Texas country and folk singer, musician, songwriter, recording artist, and performer. He has released more than twenty albums.
MARK GERMINO | SINGERSONGWRITER MUSICIAN
In the 1980s, upon visiting a friend of
mine in England, I learned of Mark Germino. His music, 'London Barnyard Remedies' was obviously played to my on vinyl, but this friend of mine copied it on a small cassette. As such it survived a number of years but was disgarded at some point.
Mark Germino is an American folk rock and country singer-songwriter. Born in North Carolina, he initially worked as a poet before moving into folk rock songwriting; by 1974, he had moved to Nashville. Initially, he did not plan to become a singer, although he eventually bought a guitar and took up singing as well, as he decided that singing was easier than reciting poetry.
The Song 'Lean on Jesus (Before He Leans on You)' co-written by Germino and sang by Paul Craft reached No. 55 on the Billboard country chart in 1977.
'Broken Man's Lament' from the 'London Moon and Barnyard Remedies'-album has been recorded and released by Emmylou Harris on her album 'All I Intended To Be'.
HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU (HIGNFY) | BBC COMEDY NEWS QUIZ
The long running BBC comedy news quiz 'Have I Got News for You' is presently on series 51 (recently broadcasted episode 6, chaired by Frankie Boyle).
'Have I Got News for You' is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is loosely based on the BBC Radio 4 show 'The News Quiz', and has been regularly broadcast since 1990.
The original line-up, from 1990 to 2002, was Angus Deayton as chairman, with Ian Hislop, the editor of Private Eye, and comedian Paul Merton as team captains. Each captain is accompanied by a guest, usually a politician, journalist or comedian, or somebody particularly relevant to recent news.
A series of guest hosts appeared for the remainder of the series, including Anne Robinson, Boris Johnson, and Jeremy Clarkson. Despite an initial search for a permanent successor to Deayton, having a different guest host each week proved successful, with average audience figures increasing from 6 million to 7 million. It was therefore announced in June 2003 that this feature would continue permanently.
THE ONE FROM THE OTHER by PHILIP KERR | NOVEL CRIME FICTION BOOKS
For a while I had read reviews recommending Philip Kerr's books and I finally came to reading 'March Violets' (published 1989) in Oct.2015 (2015 Q4). Its setting in time is Nazi Germany 1936.
Philip Kerr's 'Berlin Noir' , (Kerr's 3 Bernie Gunther novels – MARCH VIOLETS, THE PALE CRIMINAL, A GERMAN REQUIEM -- were compiled in one volume, but I only came across the first book in a seperate edition. So I jumped from #1 to #4 in the Bernie Gunther series but I did not experience it as a problem.
This novel titled THE ONE FROM THE OTHER is the follow up to the trilogy (a trilogy changed to a quartet?) and was published some 15 years after the last Bernie Gunther Berlin-novel.
Meanwhile the Bernie Gunther series had grown and I will keep an eye open for these novel!
An excellent review can be read on
IAN SIEGAL & JIMBO MATHUS @PODIUM DUYCKER | SINGERSONGWRITERS AMERICANA MUSIC
More of my images taken during this Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus gig on FLICKR!
HISTORIC MUSEUM HAARLEMMERMEER | MUSEUM HISTORY
In 1852 an inland sea in the Netherlands was made dry and turned into an agricultural area, with farms and a few communities.
This became the Haarlemmermeer.
A canal was dug and the water was pumped out of the inland sea. The area never ceased to grow and change.
Schiphol Int'l Airport is located here too; the entire area remains below sea level.
The museum illustrates how under primitive conditions a start was made here, how people lived, effects of WW2, how it all changed over the years until the present day. At the time of visit there was an exhibition celebrating Schiphol's 100th anniversary this year.
A veryinformative and charming museum.
The 'Historisch Museum Haarlemmermeer' presently celebrates the 100 years anniversary of Schiphol with a fine exhibition.
VERDWENEN MERKEN | DISAPPEARING BRANDS NOSTALGIA
As illustrated below, brands disappear, nothing lasts forever. Still, some brands are such a household name, that it comes as a shock to see it go under or disappear in a merger.
Verdwenen (Nederlandse) Merken ('Dutch Brands Remembered') was written by Richard Otto en Robbert van Loon; it was published late 2015 and I acquired a copy very recently.
A lovely book to browse for some nostalgia or frustration (why did the ING kill 'de Postbank'?) and a reminder that nothing lasts forever and we can only adept, accept these changes!
V&D - VROOM & DREESMANN BANKRUPT | ECONOMIC CRISIS EMPTY STORES
They say the economy is recovering from the global crisis (2007- ) but in terms of jobs, shops opening or closing, stock market, etc I don't see it. I suspect it is just political spin, this 'recovery'.
ON THE MAP by SIMON GARFIELD | BOOKS NON-FICTION MAPS
I bought the book in 2013, when it was just published. Always had a keen interest in maps; as a child I drew and designed my own maps. Maps I put my finger on as a child, wishing to visit these destinations one day, I did visit decades later.
I wil attempt to outline the contents of the 22 chapter sof this book...
While I will consult Google Maps on my smartphone, finding my way through a town or city, and am very used to my TomTom satnav while driving, both nationally as well as internationally, I like to consult printed maps too. My sense of exploration is better suited with a printed map than an app to lead me from A to B.
STORY OF CHINA by MICHAEL WOOD | BBC TV DOCUMENTARY HISTORY
From the picturesque old city of Luoyang Michael Wood travelled along the Silk Road to the bazaars of Central Asia, and then into India on the track of Xuanzang who brought Buddhism back to China. This tale is still loved by the Chinese today and is brought to life by storytellers, films and shadow puppet plays.
The Tang dynasty 唐 (618-907) was the second great dynasty of Chinese history that was able to unify a vast territory, to spread its culture to the surrounding countries and to absorb and adapt the cultures of surrounding states and peoples.
Perhaps, one day, I take up a study of China; its history and osition in the world fascinates me as no other country.
Michael David Wood (b.23Jul1948) is an English historian and broadcaster.
OCCUPIED, TV-SERIES | DVD BOXSET TV DRAMA
Occupied (Norwegian title: Okkupert) is a Norwegian political thriller TV series with 10 episodes that premiered on TV2 on 5 October 2015.
Excellent drama about energy, sustainable future for this planet, politics, Russian's soft-style invasion, armed resistance, investigative journalism, political correctness, family drama, unexpected twists ...
EDWARD SHERIFF CURTIS by JOANNA COHAN SCHERER | PHOTOGRAPHY ANTHROPOLOGY
Edward Sheriff Curtis (b.06Feb1868 – d.19Oct1952) was an American ethnologist and photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples.
Edward Curtis was born on 16Feb1868, on a farm near Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Joanna Cohan Scherer is Emerita Anthropologist in the Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution.
OBLIVION by ARNALDUR INDRIDASON | BOOKS CRIME FICTION
The previous book was about policeman Sveinsson Erlendur during his younger years, while Jar City, Voices, Arctic Chill, etc. had Erlendur firmly as a middle aged man and an experienced police inspector.
Strange Shores wrapped up the original series, now we find ourselves with prequel series featuring a younger Erlendur, telling us about his earlier cases.
In Oblivion the murder mystery is about a body found in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. The dead person shows signs of a fall from a great height. From a plane?
The childhood loss of his little brother during a snowstorm, for which he blames himself, is still a permanent presence in Erlendur's life. It comes as no surprise that Erlendur gets sidetracked into the investigation of a schoolgirl lost without a trace over 25 years ago.
I do hope Mr Indridason has another (Erlendur) novel published soon, but meanwhile I have found a list of other Icelandic crime writers...
KONINGSDAG | KING'S DAY (NETHERLANDS)
Traditionally people in the Netherlands rejoice in their Royalty during the month of april; festivities are organized, games are held and there is a socalled Free Market (revenue earned are tax exempted on this day, products are often 'flea-market'-type stuff).
WORLD PRESS PHOTO 2016 EXHIBITION | NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
visited the World Press Photo 2016 exhibition, in De Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
THE BRIDGE (3rd SEASON) | TV CRIME DRAMA
This 3rd series starts with a sinister discovery at a Malmö building site, on the top floor of an unfinished tower block. A family of four mannequins, two adults, two children, sits at a dining table … except one – the mother – isn't a mannequin.Was she killed for family values?
Hanne is first assigned to support Saga, but she very much dislikes that assignment. I won't spoil how she is replaced (very soon) by Henrik Saboe (excellent performance by Thure Lindhardt), whom I like more than Kim Bodnia's Martin; there is more interaction between Henrik and Saga and the writers have gone all out to make his role a brilliant one.
A woman photographer appeared in a few episodes, her face rang a bell but I could not place her in the right series. Found 'paparazza Tina' not in the Bridge III castlist (e.g. Imdb), but finally it hit home! Her name is Ida Engvoll and this Swedish actrice played an 'IT techie" in The Team (2015).
I was surprised to hear a Bob Dylan track at some point! I found that he had offered something as such and when the producers replied they could not afford him, he took a token payment for he was a fan of these series!
While the murder mysterie is compelling, the characters really keep you wanting for more, all through the 10 episodes.
ANSEL ADAMS & THE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE AMERICAN WEST by EVA WEBER
KEUKENHOF | FLOWERS FLOWERBULBS TOURISM
Sometimes, in spite of the hordes of tourists, one has to go to places almost too corny to visit. The Keukenhof is such an exception for me.
ERDOGAN - NOT A GOATFUCKER | CARTOON SATIRE MEDIA
The EU made a dodgy deal with Turkey, trying to stem the tide of illegal immigrants fleeing from countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria. They travel through Turkey and make an illegal entry through countries such as Greece.
FORTY-ONE FALSE STARTS by JANET MALCOLM | BOOKS
Janet Malcolm (b.1934) is an American writer, journalist on staff at The New Yorker magazine, and collagist.
This book has essays by Malcolm, written over several decades. It concerns too many artists, writers, photographers I do not know nor found an interest in (e.g. David Salle, Edith Wharton, Cecily von Ziegesar);in various cases I could not bring myself to finish the chapter, though her writing is something to be enjoyed, very eloquent and often evocative. Obviously 'literary'.
CZIJDEN DRAAD - TRISTAN MOSTERT & JAN VAN CAMPEN | HISTORY ART TRADE
'Zijden Draad' (EN=Silken Thread) is an account of the history shared between China and the Netherlands since 1600.
VOJTA DUKÁT | PHOTOGRAPHY
In 1974 and 1976, he was a Nominee of Magnum Photos in Paris.
The articles in this monograph, Dukát's second, are by Antonín Dufek, an art historian and curator emeritus of the photography collection at the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Melchior de Wolff, T. S. Gottlieb, and Vojta Dukát.
LOOKING AT THE U.S. 1957-1986 | PHOTOGRAPHY
'Looking at the U.S. 1957-1986' is an extended look at cultural and political life in the United States over nearly three decades of change and stability.
Fred Baldwin and Wendy Watrissare are known for organizing and hosting FotoFest, an international photo festival and portfolio review that takes place every two years in Houston, Texas.
This book (the exhibition toured internationally around 2009) displays some of the most important historic events of the last half century in the U.S. — the Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan, Vietnam War, American drug culture, Feminism, and local and national politics, to name a few.
My interest in this book was first captivated by the histories and ways of life photographed in Texas 20-30 years ago, for my own visit to Central Texas last year.
Anyone who is interested in the history of the United States, human rights, and documentary photography will find value in this work.
Review by Jim Casper on:
THOMAS STRUTH | PHOTOGRAPHY
I was quite surprised to find recently that my photo reports on visits to museums and (photography) galleries, which I considered mere tomfoolery on my part, is actually a genre!
This kind of work actually made Thomas Struth famous (admittedly he is recognised for other talents in photography as well, such as portraits).
TRAPPED TV-SERIES | TV CRIME DRAMA FICTION
TRAPPED is a tv series I so much enjoyed, fresh and vibrant, it made me think of how much I enjoyed the first series of The Killing!
The story is complex, multi-layered, but is unravelled in a tidy and understandable way; there are no sudden, unexplained moves.
Seyðisfjörður is a town and municipality in the Eastern Region of Iceland at the innermost point of the fjord of the same name.
DE DAM by AD NUIS | PHOTOGRAPHY STREETPHOTOGRAPHY
Ad Nuis (b.1958) got a degree 1985 having studied at the School of Photography in The Hague. He's been an independent photographer ever since.
THE BLOOD SPILT by ASA LARSSON | BOOKS CRIME FICTION
Larsson, Asa - 'The Blood Spilt' (translated by Marlaine Delargy)
Paperback: 352 pages (May 2008) Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd ISBN: 0141031085
First published in Sweden in 2004, Det Blod Som Spillts
Eighteen months after the events described in Asa Larsson's debut novel, 'The Savagae Altar', Rebecka Martinsson is still psychologically unfit to return to work at her law firm. Nevertheless, her notoriety brings in new business, so she's allowed to sit in on cases without taking an active part.
The law firm specialises in representing religious organisations, advising them about their investments and strategy. The priests in a village near Kiruna, Rebecca's childhood home and scene of the events in the previous book, want legal advice about the local church's financial affairs in the wake of the recent death of one of their number. Thorsten Karlsson, a senior partner at the firm, gets the assignment, and, for a change of scenery, Rebecka accompanies him to the village.
Further investigations sees Anna-Marie peeling layers of the tight knit community. Religion, and what it does to people, seems to be a fascination of Asa Larsson.
Rebecka Martinsson connects with the community in a different way than Anna-Marie (Rebecka is not searching for a murderer), but they find common causes and share findings.
The supernatural is present in most of the Asa Larsson novels, but here we get chapters on a 'she-wolf', named 'Yellow Legs'.
The observations and atmosphere are well presented by the author and her translator. If there is a weakness in the book, in my opinion, it is in the ending: rather abrupt but also unsettling.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS @AMSTERDAM, VARIOUS | PHOTOGRAPHY ART EXHIBITIONS
Yesterday I had a lovely afternoon in Amsterdam, first visiting Huis Marseille for an exhibition of work by Jeroen Robert Kramer.
From Huis Marseile it is only a short walk to FOAM, where I walked in with my camera and to my chagrin was told that photography inside wasn't allowed. Where is the harm and what to think of the many who did take pictures (I did not see 'no photography'-signs inside). I decided there and then that I would look, take a few sneak pictures ("we do our own publicity and social media": blaah!) but would buy nothing at the FOAM, no books of the exhibitions.
Jeroen Robert Kramer (born 1967, Amsterdam) is a Dutch contemporary photographer.
Jacques Henri Lartigue (b.13Jun1894 – d.12Sep1986) was a French photographer and painter, known for his photographs of automobile races, planes and Parisian fashion female models.
Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) was an American photographer whose portraits of everyday people in rural Arkansas became regarded as art some years after his death.