Book: Caroussel: Into the Mountains

I got my holiday pay, so I treated myself to a fine stack of books. One of them is Caroussel: Into the Mountains by Thomas Elshuis. Elshuis is, so to speak, a kind of indirect photographer. In 1998 he inherited an image archive with 20,000 photographs. He has been making new art with that ever... Continue Reading →

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Book: Island of the Colorblind

In the museum shop of Amsterdam photography museum Huis Marseille I came across a beautiful photo book last year. As often, I did not buy it, and then I regretted it. A good thing I could buy it online. It was The Island of the Colorblind by Sanne De Wilde. This Belgian photographer was inspired... Continue Reading →

Book: Objective Netherlands

About a year and a half ago I saw the exhibition Objectief Nederland/Objective Netherlands at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, with photographs by Reinjan Mulder. In 1974, he managed to get some govenment funding for a wonderful photography project: the Netherlands objectively. He laid a grid over the map of the Netherlands and at the 56... Continue Reading →

Book: Bicycle Landscape by a.o. Yorit Kluitman

I read Bicycle Landscape by, among others, Yorit Kluitman. Kluitman once decided to visit all Dutch municipalities by bicycle. Relatable, because my love also visits all Dutch towns by bike to mark them on a list. Kluitman sticks with municipalities and decided to photograph them. He gave himself a few strict limitations: his photographs were... Continue Reading →

Book: In Almost Every Picture 7

In 1936, 16-year-old Ria van Dijk went to Tilburg's fairground. At the shooting galley she hit the target, and thereby triggered a camera and won a picture of herself. That was fun, so the next year she went again. And the year after again, and again. During the war, there was not fairground shooting, but... Continue Reading →

Book: Cosmic Surgery, Alma Haser

In June, I saw the exhibition Paper Art in the CODA museum in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. A nice exhibition, but afterwards I regretted not buying the book Cosmic Surgery by Alma Haser from the museum gift shop. After a few days of regret, I looked up Haser's website and bought the book directly from her.... Continue Reading →

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