vrijdag 28 september 2012

Foto wandeling tijdens Bredaphoto

Bredaphoto, 13 September - 21 October 2012.

Instawalk [foto wandeling] met MeRy. Instawalks zijn stadswandelingen, waarbij het met name gaat om het (leren) zien, compositie en bijzondere momenten vastleggen. Het is vooral gezellig, er is geen verreist minimum fotografie niveau. Alle type camera's zijn welkom, je kunt al meedoen met je iPhone! 

In New York ontstaan, samen met een fotograaf op pad en je Instagram en andere apps uitproberen terwijl je leuke cityscapes [stads'land'schappen] vastlegt.

10,- p.p. voor een leuke middag, doe je mee?? Meld je aan via Facebook.

donderdag 27 september 2012

Flowers and History - special photo art for sale

Check out my special and creative artwork: Flowers and History, available in all sizes and with local history. Feel free to ask me for a quote, info@Artstudio23.com
Rabobank Bergen op Zoom
Mauritsstaete Breda

Wedding Album

Bride with backlight

Just realised that Lenny & Dirk were celebrating their 5 year anniversary 3 August! Congratulations!!!
 Have a look at their printed photo album, shot with Nikon D2Hs, Nijmegen area, the Netherlands. 

dinsdag 25 september 2012

Fremont Street, what happened??

When working in Las Vegas last week I had to check out the city and its lights, kitsch and people. With only one day off, I decided to a) relax at the pool b) go to the Neon-boneyard c) check out Old Vegas Centre - Fremont Street with its famous cowboy.

Being Dutch, I only know this neon cowboy (with the waving arm) from movies we watched on tv. Staying on the Strip and with the Neon Museum closed (boohoo) this month, I took the bus to the Old City Centre.
O yeah, Golden Nuggit, here I come!

Then my heart broke.

I got out of the bus and just couldn't believe my eyes. America, what have you done?!?

Fremont Street... 15 September 2012... I nearly cried when I saw this...

Pilars blocking the famous cowboy?? (and the neon cowgirl) then the Golden Nugget...where are the typical shaped corners of the building???

photo: Judy Green - Fremont St. '70/'80s

Fremont St. opposite direction 2012
Ok, the 4 Queens looks like the old Golden Nugget now, but nothing else is still there... what a deception...they call this the Fremont Experience... OMG!! In Europe we like to treasure old sites, and this should be considered as one...why don't Americans treasure their cultural heritage??

In 1951 the Pioneer Club did away with its cactus and covered-wagon neon signs and replaced them with thiswell-known and long-lived, Las Vegas icon-landmark. In its early days the cowboy's glowing cigarette would emit a puff of smoke, the arm would swing and a loudspeaker would boom out the famous words: "Howdy Podner".

Yes, I was right, the arm moved! Now the only moving part is the mouth and eye (neon, no sound)...let's have a look at the old days:

This is the kind of photo I wanted to take... 

Photos and text: In Old Las Vegas.com

The Golden Nuggit had a lot of different shapes...but this is the one in my head...this is the one that stayed, even though I never been to Vegas before...gone baby, gone.

maandag 24 september 2012

Analog wedding photography

Analog wedding photography - it's all about the eye.

Analoge trouwfoto's, incl. album vanaf 2500,- euro. Ervaring sinds 1996! Eigenzinnige trouwreportages en portretten, door fotograaf MeRy/Melanie Rijkers - natuurlijk zijn de foto's ook op cd verkrijgbaar. Bijzondere huwelijksfotografie, Trash The Dress fotosessies sinds 2007. (U kent de 99+ bruiden in zee vast nog wel?!)


Bredaphoto 2012

We're organising an Instawalk 21 October, visiting all outdoor photo art of Bredaphoto festival. 2-4 PM. Sign up HERE. - Artstudio23 organiseert een stadswandeling langs alle fotokunst in het Chass├ępark op 21 oktober a.s. 14.00-16.00 uur. Neem je camera mee! Startplaats: Stadsgalerij Breda, Oude Vest 34.

vrijdag 7 september 2012

Well, we know where we're going

But we don't know where we've been
and we know what we're knowing

But we can't say what we've seen

[Road to nowhere - Talking Heads]

Redhead days Breda 2012 - first results

Facebook album with the first results of my 'back and front' photo experiment,
don't you just love gingers!!

Red hair is beautiful! - Roodharigendag 2012 Breda