The Brienenoord bridge. Driving over 30K each year I cross the Brienenoord bridge quite often. When KWS Infra Rotterdam started their maintenance work on the Brienenoord bridge, they contacted me to shoot their work in progress. With this assignment I got to see the bridge from a totally different point of view. Standing on top gives you one of the best views over Rotterdam. (more…)
The Zeereservaat expo is something we came across as regular Blijdorp visitors. The exposition recently opened inside the Oceanium, Blijdorps aquarium building.
In Diergaarde Blijdorp is onlangs een expositie geopend die de nadruk legt op het leven in de Noordzee. ‘Expo Zeereservaten’, geïnitieerd door Greenpeace en ingericht door ontwerpbureau De Organisatie, laat de noodzaak zien van zeereservaten om het leven in deze zee te beschermen. Door slim gebruik te maken van kleuren en licht, wordt de boodschap overgebracht op de bezoekers. (more…)
Impression of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 40th anniversary event. Held in Paris and photos shot for Fratellowatches. With an invitation in our pocket we went to Paris to be part of this global event, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Royal Oak model, by Audemars Piguet from Le Brassus in Switzerland. (more…)
Visiting Singraven estate for the Fratellowatches Grönefeld editorial photoshoot.
This time, we decided to execute our visit properly and in style. The Fratellowatches team went on tour with two Porsche 911 (997) cars and a Ferrari F355. Bart and Tim Grönefeld joined in their Cobra sports car. After shooting pictures in the workshop, we drove to this wonderful historical location in the east part of The Netherlands and do some extra photo shoots. The whole setting of exclusive, perfectly built and designed cars, a beautiful Dutch historical location called Singraven and a hand ful of high-end haute horlogerie timepieces was perfect. (more…)
Vintage Rolex Explorer 1655. With a rich background in watchphotograhy I was asked to shoot this explorer in the right setting for Watching Magazine.
The Explorer II model, 1655, was introduced in 1971. The movement was either the 1570 or the 1575, and essentially this particular model was a GMT with a fixed stainless steel bezel. It had a distinctive dial with an extra hour hand that was designed specifically for speleologists, or cave explorers, who Rolex claimed, ” soon lose all notion of time: morning, afternoon, day, or night.” The extra hour hand, or 24 hour, would tell the explorers whether the 4 on the dial was 4:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. (16:00 hrs). (more…)
Whenever I visit project near Delfshaven, I try to check on the Renovation progress Fabriek van Delfshaven. Since I fist entered this building in 2010, heavily decayed at the time, there has been something intriguing about this project. Probably because of the location, right next to the river ‘De Schie’. It’s central point in Delfshaven. And last but not least, it’s rich history, which is visible from both inside and outside. So whenever I got in the area with a camera at hand, I tried to shoot some photos of the renovation progress of this former dry-cleaning factory. (more…)
Editorial photoshoot for an article about the Rolex GMT-Master history on Fratellowatches.
We are starting this year with one of the most iconic watches ever made, the Rolex GMT-Master, and we took it with us for a bumpy ride. The Rolex GMT-Master is connected to aviation since its introduction and rapidly became an iconic timepiece. In short: the Pan-Am company was looking for a watch that was able to display multiple timezones at the same time, as they started to operate transatlantic flights. (more…)
De horlogefotograaf calendar 2012 is the second ‘Horlogefotograaf’ calendar. After the first edition from 2011, limited to 100 pieces, I created another one for 2012 based on the same ingredients. Rolex wristwatches from friends and collectors photographed in various settings. The focus always on the watches to make sure the final product is an eye-catching, poster like calendar. With the entire project in my own hands, it is a great outlet for my creativity. (more…)