Of all images sent to all Belgian newspapers only one (De Standaard) chose a picture of mine. It was the picture of two gay men dressed up as female, who I secretely followed when I saw them in despair, running around Kunstberg, citycenter of Brussels. They found a more or less private place in a corridor near central station (where the smell of urine is quite normal) to urinate standing up.
I almost didn’t send this picture, while I thought it was a bit cheap, but when my wife liked it I thought I’ll send it anyway.
Check out my archives if you want to see or buy of all images I did.
Here you’ll find the original and some of my personal favorites:
A great atmosphere at the Pride Gay parade 2013 in Brussels this year.
After one week of conferences, talks and meetings, a day of partying, a rally of gay, lesbians, transgenders and more was organized in Brussels citycenter.
The zombie pictures illustrated to me in the best way what’s meant by this event: Gays aren’t zombies!
Check my archives if you want to see or buy the entire series online.
This time I share a great montage on Daft Punk’s new hit. Get Lucky. Just for fun, so I’m not always only talking on photograpy and politics.
Yes I know, it’s a little out of focus, but it’s a nice composition, I thought.
Mama Marie and other volunteers giving asylum-seekers a cup of soup and some bread when they’re thrown out of the asylum bureau taking a lunchbreak.
They all have a number so they don’t loose their place in the queue.
I was doing this last minute assignment for the BDW and never thought it would end up on the cover of the Brussels Daily.
Read it online.
Was last week better?
- Great cover for BDW Brussels this week (sanderdewilde.wordpress.com)
About 50 photographers from Belgium have their archives available on Photoshelter indivdualy, so I thought: Why not put them all together?
Better prices than buying it through a normal agency, and here the fee is for the photographer himself, so you’re helping photographers stay alive.
As you saw in a previous post, I did quite some photographing at the coronation of Willem-Alexander in Holland. And what did I find? Only one picture was used until now, and it is this totally boring picture of mine, at least, when you compare it to all the colorful images I shot over there in Amsterdam.
Well, this is a online publication. The other images, spread by Corbis and Hollandse Hoogte, could end up in magazines too, but a photographer only knows this at its best one month later. All that without seeing the final publication, or even knowing what paper or magazine it was published in. Just by seeing the bill the agency sent with sold footage.
That is the frustrating thing of being a photographer nowadays. You don’t know if your pictures get sold. And when you get to know they were sold, you see the bill, but often you don’t know in what publication they ended up, or in what layout or on what page they were used.
OK, never mind. The real kick of photography is the process of capturing the images. Whatever happens with them later on, is history!
- photography coronation Dutch King Willem-alexander in Amsterdam (sanderdewilde.wordpress.com)
- Orangefest for Netherland’s new ‘King Billy’… and an invite to celebrate Twelfth (belfasttelegraph.co.uk)
- Queen Beatrix abdicates Dutch throne to Crown-Prince Willem-Alexander – live … – The Guardian (guardian.co.uk)
- Man with modernisation on his mind (smh.com.au)
- Dutch Queen Beatrix abdicates and her son Willem-Alexander becomes King (standard.co.uk)