My focus in photography, and in general interests, shifts and wanders.. A few years ago, around 2012 I became more interested in photography's 'greats' and found myself more frequently visiting photo exhibitions and buying photobooks.
Photographers such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, John Margolies, Arnold Newman, Anton Corbijn, Steve McCurry, Werner Bischof, Annie Leibovitz, Marc Riboud, etc., took my interest. Photobooks were bought and in subsequent years I started actively collecting 'art' photobooks.
I found myself less interested in portraits and landscapes and gradually my interest was steered to photojournalism and streetphotography. Or maybe the term 'humanist photographer' is best applied here.
In the last two years streetphotography began to take up a large portion of my travel photography. In 2016 I bought a Fujifilm X100T camera for dedicated 'streetphotography'. Soon replaced by a Panasonic Lumix G (DMC-GX80) and in 2020 I bought a secondhand Leica Q (and compare it with the Pana).
Perhaps the title of 'Humanist Photography' (wikipedia) is more appropriate to my work.
The images were/are shared on my travel pages, Blog and Flickr & Facebook accounts.
In Sep.2016 I started a B&W streetphotography page, followed in August 2020 by colour work on that subject.
Again followed by Photographers & musicians (street) in March 2021.
"There is nothing in the world that does not have a decisive moment" -Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Seeing is the paradise of the soul"
-Pietro Spanno, eye doctor, elected Pope in 1276
"The basic belief in art, is the basic belief in the goodness of mankind" -Vladimir Nabakov
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY (B&W) | STREETS IN COLOUR | EARLY YEARS | PHOTOGRAPHERS & MUSICIANS
SUMMER COUNTRY ESTATE BEECKESTIJN
Keeping 1.5m distance, doing a dance (I think )
Spring is in the air, nice to feel the increasing warmth of the sun
These summer country estates are a good place to loose the crowds and go for a walk in these Covid-19 lockdown days.
Well preserved and an oasis of peace and quiet in the busy Randstad area.
At the lunchroom ('brasserie') we rounded the walk off with coffees and sweets. Nice!
SPRING IS IN THE AIR!
Sunny, but being Feb.21st quite chilly.
Nikon P950 Coolpix
School project, biology - due to Corona lockdown there's online schooling, projects go on video.
Leica Q2 (Feb.2021)
WINTER IN HOLLAND, FEB.2021
After the heavy snowfall we had a week of severe frost, creating 3 perfect days for iceskating. That ended 15Feb21.
A new generation was made enthusiastic for ice skating.
Nikon Coolpix P950
CUTTING THE WILLOWS
EOS 6D2, 24-105/F4 MK.2
ZAANSE SCHANS - 09FEB21
Albert Heijn museum, started in 1887.
DIRK (Dirk van de Broek, 1948) does not have a museum, afaik.
More photos of my Zaanse Schans visit on Flickr.com
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2020 UNDER COVID-19 PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN
Christmas 2020 in pandemic lockdown
Social distancing 1.5m while in queue for 'Oliebollen & Appelflappen'.
The Lone Rider
Leica Q (30Dec)
THE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, DURING CORONA LOCKDOWN (29NOV20)
'Probeer Drukte Te Vermijden' (EN: 'Try To Avoid Crowds')
Inspired by Edward Hopper's NIGHTHAWKS-
Amsterdam, Oosterpark (-23Oct20)
conversation in Corona (Covid-19) times..
Amsterdam, Dappermarkt (23Oct20)
Amsterdam, Javaplein (all the above were taken with my Nikon P950, 23Oct20)
Vijzelstraat, Amsterdam (07Aug20) - Leica Q (Typ116)
Bakery 'De Laatste Kruimel', Amsterdam (07Aug20) - Leica Q (Typ116)