My legs always take me outside.  And there they set foot in the theater of reality with me.  The adventure of a random moment, a coincidental place, the wonder of every day.  Sun on my skin, a thorn in my foot, stone-cold feet in the ice.

The long wavelenghts of light are my language: the red part of the spectrum and beyond, wavelenghts largely invisible to the eye.  To capture these, converted cameras and special filters are needed.  These help to conjure a reality in which regular colors no longer exist and where new stories are unraveled.

In DAGBOEK/DIARY and DE REIS/THE JOURNEY I worked mainly with a 550 nm filter, which creates those strange blue-green hues in the sky; with this filter, skin tones are difficult to capture.

The series ODD LEGS OUT shows a larger variety of colors, because I worked with different filters.  The 700 nm filter yields a very small spectrum of color.  IR Chrome filters capture, in addition to infrared light, also a portion of the visible light, which results in a wider color palette.  Blue sky turns blue again, skin tones remain natural and green leaves still turn red.  Much of this photo series was made with this filter. 

In de serie BUITENBENEN is meer variatie in kleur te zien omdat ik met verschillende filters heb gewerkt. Het 700 nm geeft een heel smal spectrum aan kleur. IR Chrome filters nemen, naast infrarood licht, ook een stukje van het zichtbare licht mee, het kleurenpalet wordt daardoor breder. Blauwe lucht wordt weer blauw, huidtinten blijven goed, en bladgroen wordt nog steeds rood. Veel van deze fotoserie is met dit filter gemaakt.


An article about the series BUITENBENEN was published in edition 62 of Getinspired Magazine.


From April 19 through April 21, I will be exhibiting the first photos of the series Buitenbenen in an exposition at De Onafhankelijken.  From September 13 through September 15, 2024, I will be showing a much larger selection of this series in an exposition at Zaans Groen.




See the portfolio for ODD LEGS OUT.