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SECOND LIFE (1996-today)

After the accident I became almost completely paralyzed. Is it possible to shoot photos when only your head can move? Yes. Very limited, but within these limits it is possible.

Taking photos without hands proved to be very difficult at first. I made some photographic portraits with help of Peep Papa, but I had too little control. In the beginning of 2006 I got my first digital camera. Kees Meinardi made it so I can control the most elementary part: see where I'm pointing at and being able to push the button. By driving my chin controlled wheelchair, I can point the camera, slowly.

to studio photography after 1996

People - Studio
Photos of people, taken after 1996 in my studio a.k.a. my living-room! A couple were still shot on film, many with my first digital camera, a camera with no control for me other than a tiny LCD screen and pushing the button with my right shoulder.

Westerpark (Amsterdam)
And more places on Panoramio and Google Earth.

People, outside.
Vriends, family, neighbors, and people who just happen to walk in front of me.

GWL terrein
Eco wijk Amsterdam

The ADM is... was a very special place in Amsterdam. An old harbor where some 50 people lived in self build house in a self grown forest. Making art was the commen thing, their parties where famous -far out of the ordinary. Many artist flourished here. After many good years, the government allowed a company to destroyed this rare gem.

Amsterdam & Noord-Holland

FIRST LIFE (1969-1995)

4 years of photography school, and years of doubt.

Living in the USA.
My first photos.