Someone liked my picture “Rooftopping” so much when they saw it hanging in coffee bar Philimonius that they wanted to hang it on their wall.
Well, here you go!
“Rooftopping” printed at 66×100 cm and framed with a black passe-partout at 100×120 cm.
I was looking for a new camera already for some time. My D700 is still a good camera, but it has some wear an tear and I could tell also that the images aren’t living up anymore to what I expect these days. So, time to get some new toys.
When I made the decision, the new D810 and the D750 weren’t out yet and I was also looking for something lighter and smaller so I could take it easier with me.
I heard some good reviews from those mirrorless cameras so I decided to go for one of these. A lot of colleagues suggested a Fuji, but since I’m quite acquainted with Sony gear I was considering that brand too. Ann Glorieus of Sony Belgium was to kind to lend me an Alpha 7r for the duration of a trip to Fuerteventura.
Back home I decided to order one right away. I was that happy with the quality!
Okay, it isn’t as fast as a new Nikon at full speed, but photographing in a slower way made me think more and made me make better images too. I still have my Nikon for fast photography, but I don’t need it that often.
The images I make with my Alpha are crisp sharp, even at high ISO levels my pics stay clean and I love, love, love the colours it shows. I’ve used the flip screen already more than I would have thought and since it is so small, I carry it with me all the time and I make more images.
I guess eventually I will have to retire my D700 and I will replace it with a new DSLR but untill then the Sony Alpha 7r is my new love! And I read the Alpha 7 II had an update and is faster. Can’t wait to get my hands on that one.
Below some images from my Fuerteventura trip:
On my way to an assignment in the Ardennes. Sometimes Belgium can be surprisingly beautiful.
Some friend on Facebook tagged me for the B&W challenge. It means I have to posta B&W picture 5 days in a row and nominate every day somebody else to do the same. 5 days in a row I won’t manage because this is harder then I thought, but I’ll try to get 5 images.
Here is what I posted till now.
In July I went to Oranienbaum in Germany to shoot an art installation for a client.
He was presenting at the Ampelhaus and I had the chance to photograph the other artworks present too.
The images ended up at the organization’s desk and from there they ended up in the Ampelhaus book.
I spent a little weekend in the Swiss mountains with friends some weeks ago.
Yep, we went up the mountains with that little red train, we waved at the cows and we hiked all the way to the top.
For once, it was all play and no work!
De Veerman and me, we go a long way.
They want to stimulate people in creativity and experiencing art but they do it in a non-traditional way.
Along the years, I went from student to teacher and I have done many photography projects for them.
One of their newest projects is called Satie&Cie and they made it together with Jeugd en Muziek Antwerpen.
It’s a dance and music performance about the French composer Erik Satie, made and played by young people.
I joined the group for an afternoon to make pics for their poster and flyers and I loved it!
It was absurd, surrealistic and with a lot of humor. The way I like it!
And it was so easy to get the shoot done. Everything I asked, they went for.
If you want to go and see them, check www.jeugdenmuziekantwerpen.be/tickets