Posts Tagged ‘people’

Koningsdag – King’s Day Orange Celebration

27/04/2014

Today, 27 April is the birthday of King Willem Alexander, King of  the Netherlands, but yesterday it was celebrated with the first King’s Day (Koningsdag) in the whole country. I was in Amsterdam and the atmosphere was great and orange! People are very creative with what they are wearing and also what they are selling.

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King's DayThis woman sells knitted orange crowns and beards, and she has got a customer too!

King's Day

King's DayChildren and adults have an opportunity to sell their bric-a-brac and many a good bargain can be had.

King's DayThese kids have invented some kind of game, a family tree with sweets, and the sign says you always win a price.

King's DayI spy with my little eye…

King's DayThis mask on it’s own is fun, and it becomes even funnier (to me) with the sign above it, which says “Hotdog roll”.

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King's DayOf course the Dutch Lion, which appears in the coat of arms, cannot be missed at the party.

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King's DayIt is custom to fly the Dutch flag from your home on King’s Day (used to be Queens Day).

King's DayTompoucen are a Dutch delight and usually pink, but for King’s Day they turn orange. The drink you see is not lemonade, but it is a liquer called Oranjebitter.

Opening Night “Connection”

17/06/2013

A lot of people visited the opening of group exhibition “Connection”. It was a great evening, and at the end of the night I left with a big, beautiful bunch of flowers. Our hard work has paid off, and who knows we might be back next year at the Auckland Festival of Photography!

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A Day at the Coatesville Market

09/01/2013

Coatesville Market Dog
Coatesville Market Tie Tail Jacket
Coatesville Market Rasta Hair
Coatesville Market Wig

Sandringham Spring Festival 2012

27/11/2012

The Sandringham Spring Festival is an annual event held at the Sandringham Village in Auckland. It is a great community event with lots of people, music, dance, food, and goods on offer at the many stalls. This year the Sandringham Community Centre created a Family Fun Zone where children were entertained with face painting, a bouncy castle, crafts and playground. It was a fun day and I thoroughly enjoyed photographing the event.



 






Eden Park Fan Cam

28/08/2012




Here are some images I took for Eden Park at the Bledisloe Cup game last Saturday, All Blacks versus Wallabies (Australia). The All Blacks beat Australia 22-0 retaining the Bledisloe Cup for a 10th successive season. It was a great event! To see more of my images, go to the Eden Park Fan Cam page.

Framed

15/06/2012




Connected

15/06/2012




These are the images I have chosen to be framed, and exhibited for the “Move Me” project. I find them engaging, because the people are engaging with each other. There is a connection between them and the legs show this. Besides showing the interaction between these people I also like the fashion element, especially the orange shoes in the bottom image. The middle image has an attractive detail, the black cross in front of the white skirt.

During the project I became more daring when I saw an opportunity. As much as I like candid shots, I also enjoy the interaction with people, and for these front-on images I had to get close. There was no way they would not see me, even though I tried! The girls in the middle image were deep in a conversation when I spotted them from the other side of busy Queen Street. The traffic had just stopped when I saw them, and I ran onto the street and took this image. Then I walked on and continued photographing other legs.

Half an hour later, a girl came up to me and asked me why I had taken a photo of her. I did not recognise her, but I explained what I was doing, and showed her the images I had taken so far. She asked me to go back to her image, so I kept pressing the button wondering, until she said: “there it is!” She was the girl from the bus stop on Queen Street, where I stood in the middle of the road to take the picture. It was a miracle that she found me, because quite some time had passed. She was happy to see I had taken a photograph of her and her friend’s legs. There is more to this story, but for privacy reasons it will not be published here.

The people in the photographs were fine with me photographing their legs. Little did they know that they were going to be framed!

Disconnected

12/06/2012

It is amazing to see so many people with their mobile phones or music devices while they are sitting together. There is not much communication going on between them, they are in their own world.

Fashion Designer in the Making

11/06/2012


This girl had chosen to wear two different shoes, and the dress she wears was made by the girl herself, her mother told me. I am attracted by the composition, and the combination of the colours and the lines. It will probably not fit in a series, but the sense of stillness, and the spirit of this girl move me.


Mimic

11/06/2012



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