Suriname

Biggest cigar box in South America

Detail, details, detail… Photography is all about detail. How tempting it is to capture the biggest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere full on. I mean, how could I not take that frontal approach when taking a stroll through Suriname’s capital, and finding myself face to face with Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral’s massive Roman looks in yellow and […]

Phones

A few months ago a hard drive failure made me check the Surinamese Yellow pages: 15 computer hardware companies. 1 had a website, 14 had email addresses. I sent out 14 emails. It took one week before I got exactly 1 reply

The iPod setup

In front of me I have a sleek little device you are all familiar with (I am sure): the iPod touch. We bought it so Karin-Marijke could use it as a memo recorder for interviews. However, I have been using it more and more lately as my running companion on my quest for the 8K.

The first time

Remember your first camera? Or the first time you stepped into a darkroom and had to get used to that awkward, red light? As you grow older, those firsts become rarer. And before you know it, habits have become the norm. We tend to forget those joyful moments.