not famous really

NFR01

NFR01

Adrien, a talented French architect and friend. One day he might be really famous…

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR02

NFR02

Valentina, who was my roomate for three months, very multi-talented. She bakes delicious cakes and her ambition is to be the top of the bill in the world of sewing. No joke.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR03

NFR03

Damiaan, an acclaimed theatre actor for over 25 years in Belgium. The most famous person in this series so far. But not really famous.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR04

NFR04

Arnout, top bartender and friend who almost killed me once while skiing. I don’t think he did it on purpose.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR05

NFR05

Evert Jan (EJ), mediocre welder but great guitar and harmonica player and friend. We both were born in the same region in The Netherlands: De Achterhoek. I hope the book ‘How EJ got married’ will make him rich and famous one day.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR06

NFR06

Philip, back in the day a good friend and photographer. We made several photo trips together over the years. He taught me more about photography than anybody ever did at the art academy. He like Amedeo Modigliani destroyed his archive because it made him unhappy. This is the most intense portrait I think I’ve ever done. Here everything came together without using any artificial tricks. The light, the camera, using Kodak Technical Pan film, the framing, the focus, the bokeh, the grey tones and Philip’s expression, resulted in an intriguing portrait.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR07

NFR07

Olf, a friend who’s main talent is simply to be cool. To cool to become famous.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR08

NFR08

Peter, surfer/artist/soldier/World War I explorer, among other things.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR09

NFR09

Jelena. When I first saw her she reminded me of Catherine Deneuve. I made this portrait twenty minutes after we first met over a cup of coffee.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR10

NFR10

Petra, Groningen’s most beautiful woman.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR11

NFR11

Chiel, a friend from the art academy days. Two of his painted self portraits are hanging in my living room. It should have been the beginning of a collection of his self portraits but he quit painting to become a captain on a tug.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR12

NFR12

Hilarius Hofstede, artist/writer and a soccer player with the velvet touch. Doesn’t speak American. Already has had way more than his 15 minutes of fame.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR13

NFR13

Anton, whom I used to come across in Groningen at least once week when I lived there. Hope he’s doing fine.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR14

NFR14

Don’t know this man’s name but I must have passed him ten times in this exact pose eating in a shoarma bar reading a newspaper. When I asked could I take his picture he kindly cooperated.

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film

NFR15

NFR15

My nephew Joop

a series of portraits I shot with my Pentax 6x7 II on Kodak Technical Pan film