Photographic story : The Dutch sold New York now featured on Stitch

Hi there,

I am happy to say my photographic story on the Dutch was published on Stitch. Go see WE CALL IT STITCH for the entire story.

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Photographic story on the Dutch leaving Holland for the USA now published on Stitch

Chris Nunn on Donetsk: “I had no idea at the time that I’d probably never be able to return.”

Sander de Wilde:

Like Chris Nunn’s work, so I do a reblog of his work on Ukrain for you to see.

Originally posted on Prison Photography:

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I wrote a piece about Chris Nunn‘s photographs in Ukraine, for Vantage.

Read Accidentally Photographing War In Ukraine.

Nunn, an Englishman, has been hopping flights to Ukraine since 2006 — first with a Ukrainian a girl he dated at uni, and later to trace his roots.

In early 2013 and without a jot of the language he went in search of a connection to the country and its people.

To quote me:

“He had no idea that he was about to be wrapped up in a regional conflict that would draw the world’s attention. His photography became less a personal journey and more an accidental documentary of a nation in steady decline toward war.”

Nunn even ended up in camp with Ukrainian Army conscripts. His mix of portraits and environmental shots is quite poignant. I received an email from Nunn this morning:

“Donetsk. I had no idea…

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rental photo studios in Brussels

How often I get questions about rental photo studios in Brussels. I thought a Google Map could be useful here. Some bigger studios rent professional photography equipment and even assistants, others just a studio. Me myself I don’t run a studio anymore, because I rather work on location, or can easily rent one whenever needed.

Do you know any other studios around, or do you know any  photographers in Brussels renting their studio space when not in use ? Please keep me updated!

A sunday without cars

Last sunday I was on my bicycle again. An assignment for the Brussels weekly.

Photographing the car free sunday at the borders of Brussels.

Where cars go in, and people change from car to bike, or where drivers get angry while they can’t get into town.

In the end I found myself photographing happy people wandering and biking around the streets of Brussels. Another fun day in the life of a photographer!-)

TIME Special Preview: A Guide to the Best Fall Photo Books

Sander de Wilde:

You like buying photography Books? I do.

Originally posted on LightBox:

LightBox presents a special preview of the season’s best photography books, featuring new titles from legendary photographers Stephen Shore and Bruce Davidson, as well as inspired work by contemporary photographers Michael Light, Julie Blackmon and LaToya Ruby Frazier.

These photo books, lovingly designed and meticulously edited, are a rare treat in a time when photography is all-too-often relegated to selfies and snapshots, and offer an opportunity to truly indulge in the unfettered beauty of a well-made book.

If you are a publisher and would like to submit a title for our Spring/Summer edition of the Guide, please contact lightbox@time.com.

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How to shoot a billionaire

For an assignment from The Wall Street Journal I was asked to photograph a CEO during an interview. This sounds rather simple, but in fact it isn’t.

CEO’s mostly don’t have time for photography, and shooting while they are talking and listening with the journalist(s) isn’t very spontaneous.

I arrived early on the job ( in one of the best hotels of Brussels) when it happened that the interview had started even earlier than that.

I entered the room where the interview was taking place and in that small room were already 6 people.

The CEO and someone else, in front of two journalists, and backed by two juridical and communication advisers.

I crawled on my knees from one journalist to another, hoping to see the interviewees in the eyes. Good for me they were catching nice daylight.

After an hour of full concentration, focusing on emotions, gestures, and listening to the Q&A, I thought it would be a good idea not to shoot only the CEO I was asked to shoot, but the other one seemed quite interesting (and funny) too.

In the end ‘the other one’ turned out to be the famous John Malone, an American billionaire and investor. After the interview I asked for a real portrait, but time was finished and I could only do a snap.

 

 

why a succesful photojournalist starts a commercial business in 360 photography…

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It was a few months ago when one of the biggest online companies in this world contacted me. They asked me if I’d like to be one of their first 360 photographers in Brussels for their next Google Maps Business Views photography project.

As a journalist I did  feel the crisis, so earning some real money by the side did interest me. And while I didn’t know a lot of 360 photography I agreed to step into this new challenge.

Now I am running a business where I do panoramic Virtual Tours for the Google Business Program in Belgium. All businesses with a free online Google profile can come to my new website Bizbuzz and make an appointment for a Business View. In a few weeks the interior of their hotel, shop, office, or venue can be online for the entire world. In New York this is common for all businesses, but in Europe the project just started up.

That is also why some of you already some some new 3D projects. I intend to use the technique also in journalistic ways. Journalism is becoming more and more an -experience business- so I will be trying to sell journalistic slideshow and QVR movies to online media in the near future. Google Views is the platform for this.

For more info, just comment please or fill in the form.