Fotostudio de Jong

Fotostudio de Jong

Vorig jaar was er plotseling Fotostudio de Jong op TV, eindelijk een programma over fotografie. Ik heb elke uitzending geboeid gekeken. 
Dit seizoen gooide men de formule totaal om: het is nu een live programma met publiek. Het publiek mag een foto insturen die tijdens het programma misschien aan bod komt. Ik stuurde een foto in en kreeg een uitnodiging om de show van 12 februari bij te wonen. Toevallig waren een paar fotovrienden en Facebookvrienden ook uitgenodigd gisteren. Ik had besloten Wilfried de Jong (de presentator) mijn boek "The Street" te overhandigen. Ik had geen idee of hij toegankelijk was voor of na de opnames.

Guest in Street Focus with host Valerie Jardin.

I was guest in the Street Focus show of Valerie Jardin in her series "Streets of the Worlds". In this podcast I am your guide to show you the best spots to shoot in Amsterdam. I couldn't help to promote Rotterdam of course, the city where I was born and grew up.

Check out the podcast and don't forget to check Valerie's other Street Focus shows.

Street photography lectures on Fotofair 2015

I will give 2 lectures and a mini workshop street photography on the Fotofair 2015. I will be present on Sunday May 31 only. 

The Fotofair 2015 will be held on Saturday May 30 and Sunday May 31 at the event center of Beekse Bergen. A big event with the latest news on photography and media, workshops, master classes, demonstration, lectures and all kind of activities. More information on the website of Fotofair 2015.

More news later!

Being part of an item on Dutch television

I am always open for new adventures and challenges. Of course my answer was "YES!" when I was asked to take part of an item on Dutch television. I found the idea for the program interesting: to show how 3 persons look differently to a city. They invited a skater, a guide from the Dom tower in Utrecht and a street photographer.

I asked them how they found me. Just by googling "Street photographer Utrecht" (in Dutch). When I googled that I found myself on the second page of the search results. I am not a street photographer from Utrecht, but I teach workshops in Utrecht and other cities. The SEO of my website and other platforms where I promote my workshops, works fine I guess. And they were impressed by my street photos.

The recording of the item was Friday November 21st and I was asked to be in Utrecht at 2:00 PM. The crew of 5 persons started already at 9:00 AM with the skater and I was the last one to be filmed. I had no idea that I had to read some lines in front of the camera and I didn't know that I had to walk with a GoPro camera on my head. Not easy to be discrete in that way I can promise you! They followed me for on hour asking me all sort of questions. The GoPro was intended to show people where I look when I shoot on the streets. The combination of the GoPro video material and my pictures works very good I think. 

I had a fantastic day with the crew. It was so much fun to be part of this. And I am very happy and proud of the results. 

I uploaded a YouTube video with a compilation of my fragments and a video with the full version of the item.
You can also find a link to the item on the website of the broadcasting company here.

Exhibition citizenM hotel Amsterdam

One of my photos is exhibited in the window of the citizenM hotel in Amsterdam. Together with New Master Artist they launched the 100 "Luggage" images from artists and photographers.
My photo shows model Laura Bergshoef running with a suitcase (2011). The model is staged and the dog and bike are not staged.

Photo by Jeff Krol

Photo by Jeff Krol

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