Place

A broader view of everything (Blankenburg, Harz)

There's always someone wanting something from you but with the distance, you gain a broader view ...

Wheel of time at the Vatican

It seems as if the wheel of time could not harm the appearance of this beautiful tower ...

The new beginning (Blankenburg, Harz)

The excitement of a new beginning starts circulating but, it may be hard to figure out what you ...

A standstill in snow​ (Blankenburg Harz)

After the snow had covered everything in its white magnificence, I found a standstill in snow​ at Blankenburg (Harz).

Constructions over your head

Overwhelming constructions may emerge if things pile up for too long. But often it is the lack of distance that causes this si

At the end of the tunnel​ (sunset over Tel Aviv)

If you get up on the wrong leg, don't forget that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel ...

The dark time of the year in Amsterdam

In the dark time of the year, not much seems to be left. But freshly fallen snow is a magical attraction and teases many out o

Scaling back demands (Bauhaus in Tel Aviv)

If its existence depends on everyone else scaling back their demands you can't insist too much on your individuality.

Amsterdam Calendar 2022 by local artist (A4)

If you want to enjoy Amsterdam from a special view of a local artist, check out my brand-new "Amsterdam Calendar 2022"!

Getting to know each other at Zaanse Schans​ windmills

Assessing the unknown makes it very exciting for some. This blind date is at Zaanse Schans​ ...

Building connections in Ijburg​

If you want to build connections, you have to invest. If you are lucky, they become relationships ...

The colours of life (Tulips in Amsterdam)

Sometimes it is hard to see the vivid colours of life, yet they might become visible if you invest in taking a closer look.

Conductor in the playground

If you are ready to indulge the demands of the new, spectacular can result because it allows being the conductor in the playgr

Looking behind the facade ​

Some situations seem crystal clear, but looking behind the facade often pays off.

Reaching goals in Blankenburg

If you aim for reaching goals, you have to make an effort first. Yet, once you have arrived ...

Ayalon Rushhour

When everyone desires the identical thing, demand quickly exceeds supply ...

Breaking boundaries at the Givatayim Observatory

We are living with social norms but at times breaking the boundaries will be ...

The short living surprise​ of Erica

Some things make their way as a surprise and so did Erica in this forest. Its beautiful color play ...

Sunset over Tel Aviv’s spectacle​

A city is loud, fast, colorful, flashy, and intense - as so many things happen simultaneously ...

A summer day in Amsterdam

While walking down the city's streets on a splendid summer day in Amsterdam the well-balanced atmosphere feels fantastic.

Castles in the air (brutalist architecture Tel Aviv)

It is tempting to dream about castles in the air but it might be way more rewarding to pass the rocky way and realize them.

Excessive demands at the Capitol in Rome

Sometimes everything piles up on top of each other. Excessive demands make life pretty difficult ...

The unknown sunset over the Mediterranean sea

When the unknown finds its way into life, it often causes bright sparkles to flash their light. Yet not everything that glitte

Getting lost at the Great synagogue in Rome

We only do many things for the sake of doing but if you ever found yourself ...

Routines (architecture in Rome)

Breaking out of the daily grind can suddenly show you how vivid all of the other things really are.

Smooth transition (Amsterdam Oost)

When setting different goals, you enter the road of transition. By doing so, you will come to the point ...

The course of time at Roman Forum (Rome)

Time is an elementary tool of life and sometimes it changes the perspective you have on events.

Standing firm (Colosseum in Rome)

No matter how firm you stand, there is always a chance that something might blow you away...

Comfort space (Houseboats in Amsterdam)

Personal comfort space is always hard-fought and yet essential. Hence, one should not neglect but mind it.

The big picture (Streetart at NDSM-Werf)

In the rush of everyday life, it is the big picture that guides the way. But at times a good eye for detail can change it for

Worlds far away (Ijmeer)

Worlds far away often seem attractive when things become serious, yet the limited focus and a lack ...

Common goals (Garage in Germany)

In their nuances and subtleties, all somehow vary from one another. But when longing for common goals, things can change ...

The play of life’s colors (sunset over Amsterdam)

With different looks, perceptions, and charisma, we all rump around in this playground called earth ...

The center of attention (Pontsteiger Amsterdam)

Some cannot live without being the center of attention. But the real problem is how much they get and not how much they demand

Breathing space of norms (NDSM Werf)

Expectations and norms shape everyday life, and though they are essential for coexistence, they are sometimes also in need of

Talking observers (NDSM Werf)

Humans love to talk whenever, wherever, and with whom they can. Yet, at times silence is gold and you may better make ...

The significance of banality

In everyday life, things often pass by unnoticed. Yet sometimes, the banality can suddenly draw a lot of attention.

The turning point

Finding your place is a tough task in life. However, waiting for the turning point might not provide a good ...

Magic moments

The surprising glare of the warm sun shows its magic on this Sunday evening, but magic moments never last forever ...

Carefree land

As the last obligation of this day has been fulfilled, the hour is finally striking. Finally, I go travel to "carefree land" .

The crowd

There is a constant urge to stand out from the crowd. However, it is often forgotten that real love does not depend on appeara

Amidst greenery

Currently, there is not too much room to experience and therefore many find themselves amidst greenery ...

Persistence

When having ideas, it is tempting to plunge into an adventure quickly. Yet persistence might bring success rather than pace ..

A day in autumn

Today is a special day because we can spend it together ...

Tunnel vision

Some stories cause thoughts to follow a tunnel vision but this is not always helpful ...

Making an effort

Acts with personal importance attract the inner critic. Yet the effort to reach unrealistic goals often is for nothing ...

Daily grind

In the daily grind, processes and structures frequently look alike, yet it might be worth sometimes leave the comfort zone ...

Sparkles

As the warmth hits the skin the eyes process the moment's beauty - sparkles of what lies ahead shortly ...

A venture

Sometimes you have to set out on a path even under adverse conditions and such a venture often becomes an adventure ...

Joy

At times, keeping cool is hard. Yet, memorable moments of joy are always crossing ways ...

Retreat

A retreat provides the opportunity to withdraw from the outside world - a place to calm down ...

A trip to memories

Various thoughts are constantly in our heads. Yet, some of them invite to a trip to memories ...

Resilience

These days it is easy to bust one's head in the sand. Yet working on patience and resilience might have a brighter outcome.

Thoughts

Taking a time off from unpleasant thoughts is a difficult task but short breaks allow ...

Loosing shelter

Finding a shelter to stay in serves elementary needs, but nowadays, one is often obliged to try one's luck elsewhere

Trapped inside

The monotony of these days causes the feeling of being trapped. Yet, there will be brighter times to come and if ...

Proportion

Recently, many aspects of life got mixed up. In this mess, the proportions of relevance reinvent themselves with surprises ...

Pace

New tasks keep popping up in everyday life. But sometimes their pace is so fast that it is difficult to keep up ...

Strangers

In life, strangers cross our ways, and if we are lucky, they become friends. But sometimes, things change ...

The solitude of one’s home

These days, many got used to the solitude of one's home. However, it is possible to brighten up this monotone standstill

The giver

Taking is an easy thing but in the circle of life, everybody becomes a giver at one point...

Finding a home

Finding a home is an elementary part of life. Yet, it is one of the hardest things to achieve ...

Limited options

At times, where are forced to make decisions, and this often implies limited options

The attempt of planning

This year is different for everybody. While plans changed, reality shifted, and almost nothing is the same now ...

Ideas

When thoughts turn into ideas, it is a difficult path to implement them. Yet if one achieves this goal, one will be richly rew

The brighter side

These days, it can be a challenge to stay committed to yourself as the others frequently seem to live on the brighter side ...

The dreamer

When a dreamer starts to see paradise with opened eyes, dreams transform into reality ...

A matter of time

Many expectations crossing our way and often one wants to do what is expected. But at times, this concept does not have a succ

Being tall yet feeling small

Now and then the inner critical voice makes itself being heard. It presents the bigger, better, and sort of more that makes on

Like a hot summer day

When the sun burns down on the earth, it forces everything else to adapt.

Beyond the horizon

When staring too long at the horizon, one can quickly lose bearings. But often, many surprises arise ...

Walking in new shoes

Walking in new shoes is not an easy thing to do because this change often feels uncomfortable. But over time ...

A snapshot of the time being

Modern humans often disappear in abundance but pure moments of intimacy offer a chance ...

Finding shelter

Everybody experiences overwhelming events. In these moments, finding shelter provides a tool ...

Transformation

Existence subsists on constant transformation and over time, this development causes the old to become too small ...

Wave of time

It is a difficult task to find a suitable lane when riding on the wave of time because it turns out harder to really find ...

The joy of living together

Diversity is what we have in common, and though we admire it one the one hand, it also causes living together to be a noble ar

The storm’s laws

Life comes and goes in waves, and so the highs are followed by downs. Though they might appear very threatening ...

A brief moment

Dealing with the essential is a tough task but frequently the unexpected brief moments can cause us to pay attention to them .

The obligation of growth

Modern understanding of progress equates the obligation of growth. But this fast ride is dangerous ...

Taking a rest

Though relaxing should be the easiest thing to do, moving thoughts are not long in coming. Taking a rest is a noble art and ..

Looking up from the ground

We are looking up to our surroundings and strive to meet expectations. But trying to accomplish something you don't believe ..

Wherever I go

Eyes that no longer wander lose their broad perspective. Though, the temptation of change is always present wherever I go.

World of opportunities

Routines are crucial in life, but too often, they prevent us from taking opportunities. However, there are no ...

The attraction of beats

As we are dipping into the beats of music, we cast off the outside world. We experience each other ...

Locked down

It is hard to be patient when there is no change in prospect. When locked down, every day looks the same. But the satisfying t

Modern world’s reality

Today, we demonstrate the events of life everywhere and at any time. But we might miss reality ...

Peace of mind

We are living in a tense atmosphere, but life offers endless possibilities to find peace of mind: Get to know balconia ...

Time-out

Life has turned upside down and my fear to lose control during this time-out. While we cannot control the uncontrollable ...

Noise

It is quite loud these days. But how can we make sure that we do not drown in the overflow of noise?

Lost control

These days the world of humans is tenser than ever. Feeling overstrained by the lost control, we desperately to look for any l

Value

Everybody carries a bag of experiences in life. While it fills itself with endless stories, could it be that we tend to sell i

On the road

When we decide to go on the road, we have a vision of what will happen. But is it really us who decides where we're going next

Where I stand

Where I stand is where my world begins and also where its dimensions end. But sometimes the stories we write, fool us. About f

A photography morning met Francis and Nynke

I met Francis and Nynke in Utrecht to take photos of their new office and their daily work.

Identity or how to be 

The uncertainty of their course is what makes good stories and in life, we can write what we want to read ...

Change

When life transforms, it is easy to get lost in thoughts but we need to find the courage becoming our own master

Decision

Making a decision is a tough thing! Everything is possible but nothing is necessary for the possibilities and impressions life

Convenience

Customs establish orders and though they become a convenience. When convincing voices fall silent, the convention’s content

Imbalance

I felt incredible when I remembered the sacred moments that gave me wings to fly on the tender clouds of euphoria. Soon, I rea