[03-06-2017] Paul's Last Journey

So it's been a while since I've done anything here. In the summer of 2016 my husband died, and I've been occupied since doing... well, whatever you do when something epic like this happens. No work made, trying to float and finding balance again. The coming week I’m going to cycle to Rome during which I will perform a project you can follow on Facebook. It’s called ‘Paul’s Last Journey (or: A Manual of how to Disperse your Husbands Ashes in 30 Days on 30 Different Locations, while Cycling to Rome.)’
In this project, each day (starting 7th. of July) I will upload a photo of the location where the ashes are dispersed. I will continue to do so until I reach Rome, where the final ashes will be dispersed on the grounds of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. My expectation is to arrive there in the weekend of 5/6 August.
You can find the link here. Feel free to like and share the page.

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[04-05-2016] Exhibition 'Deventer Stories'

If you are in the neighbourhood: drop by to see the exhibition about 'Deventer Stories' in Museum De Waag. I did the lifesize portraits for this project. The design is by studio Groen+Schilt, who did a very nice job, as you can see.

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[28-02-2016] Hi there...

So, it's been way too long since I did anything on this site, mainly because I'm lazy, but also cause I've been occupied with personal matters and my job on the HKU. I've just finished a very nice assignment for Groen & Schilt. It's for the new exhibition of 'Deventer Verhaal' that's going live next month. Pictures and updates will follow!

[11-04-2015] A blast from the past

I stumbled on this old interview (in Dutch only, sorry...) today. Berchmanianum still exist today, despite the ominous last sentence.

[23-03-2015] New column

New column (Dutch) for MasterReview online now. Also Realm is mentioned in the new issue of Camera Austria (#129), among new books from Paul Graham and Susan Sontag, so i'm in good company. Realm is also soon available at Tique art space in Antwerp.

[03-02-2015] We have a winner...

Last week I won one of the three incentive prizes for the 'New Fathers' project at the Movisie Participatieprijs award show. Very happy for the acknowledgement for this project!

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[05-12-2014] New blog

Today, a new blogpost is published on the MasterReview site (in Dutch) about receiving feedback. Earlier this week, 'Realm' was mentioned in this years overview of published photobooks in the newpaper 'De Volkskrant'! Very pleased with that.

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[24-10-2014] 'Realm' on JC's bookshelf

'Realm' is now added on the virtual bookshelf of Josef Chladek, always an honour!

[01-10-2014] Now available: 'Realm'

After a very pleasant and sunny booklaunch, 'Realm' is now available here and (later this month) here. Do buy!

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[12-09-2014] Hurray!

I proudly present my third book: 'Realm'. You are still very welcome to celebrate the birth of this new baby on Saturday 20 September during Unseen. Details in the previous posts below!

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[25-08-2014] Presentation & nomination

On Saturday the 20th. of September my new book 'Realm' will be presented at the Unseen Photo Fair in Amsterdam. You are very welcome to attend this festive occasion! It will be at 4 PM in the Mossel & Gin restaurant. Also, my dummy for 'New Fathers' is nominated for an YdocBookApp prize! The five winners will be announced also at the Unseen Photo Fair.

It's all going to be a blast, so I hope to see you there!

 

[03-07-2014] Getting ready!

Picked up my new dummy of 'New Fathers' this morning at Studio Kern and they did a real nice job! Getting ready to go and doing all the necessary things: printing promotion cards, packing books to sell, burning music on CD's for the car ride and sporting my new sandals... See you there!

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[19-06-2014] New job & Arles

After seven years of being the course leader for photography at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, it's time for a change! So starting September 1st., I'm going to be the new Academic Affairs Officer for the Media school. Very excited about this! I'm still a lecturer for the photography department, so I'm still part of the clan there.

Meanwhile, Eva is still tinkering with the 'Realm' book, it will be finished in time for a book launch at UNSEEN in September. So that's going to be an action packed month there!

But first things first: the exhibition of the graduate students and after that a week in Arles with the dummy of 'New Fathers' and a busy schedule there with a lot of portfolio viewings.

This is going to be a very swell Summer!

[02-06-2014] Almost done...

We (Eva & me) are busy with the final tuning of 'Realm' and I notice every time I look at the PDF's to check them, chills are running down my spine. That's a good thing, mind you... Here is a first impression:

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Unfortunatly, the 'New Fathers' dummy didn't make the cut at the Kassel Photobook Festival, but hey, you win some & lose some. I'm going to see a lot of people to plug this book during Les Recontre d'Arles this year, I hope to see you there!

[02-05-2014] MasterReview is going live in 3, 2, 1, ...

Only a few hours left before MasterReview is going live to the public. We've been working hard to make a good platform for your reviewing pleasure, so if you, or someone you know, is looking for some serious photo feedback; take a look!

[20-02-2014] New work now online & MasterReview coming up.

You can now see a preview of the work that will be featured in 'Realm', my new book that will be published by Fw: this year. I'm now also part of a new collective of photographers, MasterReview, that will be launched in April.

[07-02-2014] New fathers published in De Correspondent

Today you can see a selection of 'New Fathers' in the online newspaper 'de Correspondent' (in Dutch). Only visible if you're a member, so subscribe to this great journalistic experiment, it's worth it!

[24-12-2013] New column, book news & a rare chance to see 'On the Game' in Russia!

Yes, here is the new column for FOAM! Just it time for your Holiday shopping...

It seems that every few weeks I'm having more book news, but things are developing fast, so bear with me. Right now, I'm planning a meeting with Fw:, who are interested in publishing 'Realm' (after another publisher pulled back at the last moment). This means that we're going to take a step back and review the design & selection to make it a genuine Fw: title. A lot of work is already been done, so the delay should be only a few months. Planning now: Spring 2014. As always, I'll keep you posted.

And this totally escaped my attention: the 'On the Game' book is currently on display in St. Petersburg, the city who was the first with the controversial 'anti gay' law. Oh, irony... It's part of the 'Undercover' exhibition, so if you're there for Christmas or New Years eve, take a look!

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[02-12-2013] Newish column online now & more news about 'Realm'.


A new column is online on the FOAM blog. This month I will finish the production of the new book, together with Eva. The title is 'Realm'. It refers to the fact that when you are diagnosed with a chronic and/or life-threatening disease, you move from the realm of the healthy people to that of the ones that are ill. It will be published in February 2014. Please check this site for more updates!

[19-10-2013] New column online & again more book news!

My new column for the FOAM blog is online now, click here. It's (among other things) about the beautiful work of Wolfgang Tilmanns, always a great joy to see his work.


Last month I wrote:
"So there are two new books in the making right now. The New Fathers book is designed as we speak and I am going to set up the whole pre-sale & finance thing after we made a good dummy. So get those credit cards & TAN codes ready, for I am going to spam the hell out of you to buy this puppy! 
Meanwhile we (graphic designer and overall lovable person Eva van der Schans & me) silently worked on another book that actually is going to be published this year. It is called Finality of Loss (work-title) and consists work that I made the past 15 years on one hand and the visual diary that I made last year about Paul and his battle with leukemia. Eva has some stunning ideas about the design and we are now investigating publishing options. We are going to finance this book ourselves, so all you have to do is buy it when it is ready, which should be around Christmas. The book is about memory, finitude, longing and the fact that all things end some day. In other words: the perfect Christmas present! So check your mail and Facebook page. Be prepared..."
I looked at the first designs for the FOL book and it is going to be gorgeous gem. 400+ photo's in 64 pages?! Is that possible?? Yes, it is...

You may have noticed (or not) that the price of the 'On the Game' book is raised dramatically. This is due to the fact that a certain person told me that the book is going to be mentioned and shown in a third volume of a certain book that shows a historic overview of photobooks. And since that person knew what he was talking about, I followed his advice and raised the price.