Courtesy of the Corona crisis, we all got used very quickly to our online meetings… Appointments, yoga lessons, Friday afternoon office drinks, doctor consultations, meetings, congresses, and many many more things, I assume.
For me, it is fantastic to see that we are figuring out the best way to do this, as we go along. We cooperate, use our creativity, evaluate and inspire each other to find solutions, to do better, to make the best of our current circumstances.
At this congress, this was also very much the case. It was the first time that this event was held online. The outcome and general opinion was very positive and much was learned to improve future meetings.
The organizing committee decided to gather in a physical location (and yes… as you can see, plenty of space for 1,5 mtr distance) to make their cooperation more efficient. In order to make the congress a bit more visible, and have something tangible to share during the congress and afterwards, I was asked to help photographing the event on and off screen.
Throughout the years I have photographed this family several times. Not so strange, considering they are my cousins, bonus cousins, girlfriends and of course my sweet daughter!
The intention for this shoot was to take the same photos’, in the same spot, on the same bench as years before. Time does not stand still however, everything changes, we are all getting older and benches do change location sometimes.
All the same, we had a lot of fun!
These photo’s have been taken at the Nautical quarters in Huizen, NL.
If all went well, this little blue tit is a big bird now… This photograph was taken in the spring of 2018, when we had a nest of blue tits in our garden. One day I noticed that the babies were all taking turns in looking at the outside world before they had the courage to get out and fly. I casually took my camera and took some shots. Little did I know that it was a unique event.. once they leave the nest, they do not come back anymore. I was very lucky that day.
Thanks to my dear friend Marita from Key Conference Support, I was given the opportunity to photograph the yearly congress of the IHE/RSO organisations, both working in the health care sector. Photographing the speakers, exhibitors, networking and main atmosphere were their key wishes. It was a one day meeting that passed in no-time. I was especially impressed with the hospitality of the venue, the Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen.
A camera, with a big lens (lots of glass!), and flash on top of it… is a lot of weight to carry around… and hours of photoshopping behind the computer did not help either… After years of stiff shoulders/neck and regular head aches, I ended up in Cobus & Lieke’s practice for Chiropraxia… I am so grateful for their help and support, and so is my spine! I feel much, much better.. more than hours of physiotherapy, massage, manual therapy, exercises and a few other treatments were ever able to achieve.
Interchiro has two practices, one in Leiden and in Amsterdam. Here is the website: https://www.interchiro.nl/.
I was honored and pleased to photograph both of them.
Thank you so much Cobus & Lieke!
It was such a rainy, windy autumny day… we planned to take the photo’s on the beach, but the weather was just a bit too much. Fortunately, we found a good, sheltered spot behind some beach cabins. Rain or shine, the light is always beautiful on the beach. This was the third time this family and I got together for a family photo shoot. I love repeat shoots, as it is always nice to see how we all grow up (the kids) and age (me…) With love and thanks to all!