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Breaking boundaries at the observatory​

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

Erica’s short living surprise​

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

Sunset over the city’s spectacle​

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

New post card set – Amsterdam and the Netherlands​

I am happy to share with you the postcard set "Amsterdam & the Netherlands" that includes 6 special motives to share with your

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

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

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

The unknown

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

Getting lost

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

Routines

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

Smooth transition

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

The course of time

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

Standing firm

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

Comfort space

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

The difficulties

For a while now, things got mixed up which causes crucial parts to be on hold. Yet, there is land in sight ...

The big picture

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

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

Common goals

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

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

The center of attention

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

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

Talking observers

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 ...

Walking to vastness

The path of life becomes very narrow at times. Yet, focussing on the path's vastness can help to overcome its obstacles.

A little contrast

No matter how much you try to obtain variety and diversity in life. Yet, adding a little more contrast may create a whole new

Magic moments

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

Being disconnected

Though humans are no hermits, spending time with oneself is important. Therefore it is crucial to be disconnected once in a wh

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

The speed of today’s life

It is hard to cope with the speed of today's life. Yet quality time is crucial ...

A little more patience

Change is within reach but it is still unattainable. The consequence is frustration but things could be easier with a little m

Wishful thinking

It has been a long time since we saw each other. Though this break was unplanned, the wishful thinking of reunion will soon be

Out of reach

Untouched aims often appear overwhelming and out of reach. Yet, the possibility of realization ...

A green island of happiness

Social norms deeply influence individual behavior but it's never too late for designing a green island that offers fulfillment

Living in individual bubbles

Holing up in individual bubbles is tempting but by hearing the other side ...

Aiming for goals

When aiming for goals, the distance one has to overcome looks pretty big, and though patience is a high virtue ...

On the side

We constantly meet strangers on the side when we leave the safety of home. Yet, humans are often pretty busy with themselves .

A way to go

The same demands are frequently made on different people. But it might just take a little longer to finish your way ...

Unexpected encounters

Strong memories of unexpected encounters will pay with a high reward. As they sweeten life they can even brighten up a dark da

Team players

Although it sometimes seems the opposite in the modern world, the lone fighter seldom has a chance of survival. The team playe

A place to stay

Finding a new home often turns out to be a challenging endeavor. After finding a new place to stay, the real work begins ...

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 ...

Letting go

There aren't that many important people in life we really care for. Yet, at times, one only has the option of letting go ...

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 ...

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

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...

As time goes by

Time can take on unimagined proportions when waiting. But being patient is a difficult challenge...

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

Boundaries

After some time, it becomes clear, what we should really think about those who enter our lives but

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

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

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 .

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 ..

It is about passion …

I did not expect that photography would turn out a life-changer. But, during the last 11 years, a hobby has become a passion .

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

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 ...

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

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.

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

Illusion

Illusion: There is high confidence about the correct perception out there but sparkles blind and we bear the risk that reality

Memories

A story of 5 minutes of Memories: For just a few moments, I give myself up to this pureness: The radiant glow of colors, the f

Expectation

Having expectations is a tricky thing! Most of the time, we act as we expect with results that are never sufficient enough.

The happiness of prowlers

All of their lives, humans long for acknowledgment and satisfaction. But obstacles put a spoke in the prowler's wheel on their

Wasteland

Pride goes before the fall, during a lifetime, some of us are falling very deep and end up in the wasteland. A difficult place

Contemplation

Often, we believe that our contemplation is the genuine truth. But the depiction always depends on the point of view. Find our

Loyalty

We are not designed to live as a hermit. And therefore, we depend on the loyalty of those that surround us. But what if we are

Viewpoint

We are in the misery of making free choices. But our viewpoint is crucial for the outcome. Questioning it, might bring amazing

Obstacles

It is the obstacles in our lives, that show us what we still need to learn. They teach us to surpass the limitations we attrib

Cover

We are masters in hiding the truth until the rug is pulled out from under our feed. But if we maintain the base of our cover,

Mirage

It can be hard to change reality, but it might be little escapes from this mirage that enables us to bear with the stories hid

Time

Events might be forgotten over time but they still shape what they surround.