Leiden

… and then the Little Prince arrives …


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… following his mom and dad through the sunlit fountain, and leaving a trail of light … – the fairytale continues –

(see part one in my previous blog post here)

Little Prince following his dad through the sunlit fountain

Little Prince following his dad through the sunlit fountain

Walking through the fountain of light

Walking through the fountain of light

 

Follow your own path, little boy

Follow your own path, little prince

Your mom will wait for you at the other side

Your mom will wait for you at the other side

Sunlit fountain with trail of light

… and you will leave a trail of light …

 

Morning Fountain Tale


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Early morning in Leiden, the Netherlands. A fountain on the Beestenmarkt. Low sunlight, and some pigeons. With a little fantasy, one doesn’t need much to make a fairytale 🙂 . Feel free to add your own version of the conversation 😉 .

Beestenmarkt in Leiden, the Netherlands


Fountain in morning light. Beestenmarkt in Leiden, the Netherlands

A few pigeons meet to take their morning shower

A few pigeons meet to take their morning shower

Good morning, how are you today?

Good morning, how are you today?

Pigeon in backlight near a city fountain

Looks like it’s going to be a fine day, don’t you think so?

Sparkling fountain water.

Aaaah, that’s nice and fresh!

Noon break

International Photo Festival Leiden – an impression


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Last week I was in Leiden for the International Photo Festival. I wanted to make a photo story about it for Demotix. And if you were able to follow my blogs these past days, then you know already that this wasn’t the only thing I photographed… Indeed, after a very long day, I came home with over 800 photo’s and enough material to make not just one, but at least 4 photo stories! And I wasn’t bored for one moment!

My story about the Photo Festival for Demotix is life on Demotix in the meantime, and you can find it here: International Photo Festival Leiden with as theme ‘New Photographers’

Ten of my own favourites of this series, I’ve selected for this blog. Some of them are also on Demotix, in colour, but there are some others that didn’t fit into the Demotix series, and I’d like to show those here. I transmitted them all into a nice light sepia.

I think that this series gives a very nice impression of the Photo Festival, and my interpretation of it. So I’m really happy to show them to you here.

 

About the International Photo Festival Leiden

The second International Photo Festival Leiden takes place in the autumn of 2014, Oct 11 till Nov 8. It aims at providing a platform for young talented, professional photographers, by giving them a chance to expose themselves to a broader audience.

278 international photographers entered their work : more than 1100 unique images. A jury existing of experts from the photography and art world selected 20 talented new photographers. On different locations in Leiden, the open air exhibition leads visitors along 80 of their works.

 

Noon break

Noon break

Children'e play

Children’s play

 

Inside-outside, darkness and light

Inside-outside, darkness and light

 

Ready to climb

Ready to climb

 

Passing by

Passing by

 

Unloading flowers

Unloading flowers

Vulnerability

Vulnerability

Ultra right reflection

Ultra right reflection

Silent strength

Silent strength

Veiled women

Veiled women

Young working hands 03

Young working hands 03


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Today it’s time for the third photo from the mini-series I made on the Vocational Trainingmarket in Leiden (*). This time the hands of the young girl who was kneading the bread in the photo here . I turned these photo’s into black and white and added a grain filter. I want to put them together into a collage-poster – by following my blogs you’ll be able to see the step by step process.

See also:
Young, working hands 01

Young, working hands 02

(*)For more info and photo’s of the Vocational Training market, see my blog post here.

Young working hands 03

The hands of a young girl student at the ROC while kneading dough

Young working hands 2

Young working hands 02


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Here is the second photo from the mini-series I made on the Vocational Trainingmarket in Leiden (*). It’s the hands of two young students manicure showing treating the hands of two interested girls. I turned these photo’s into black and white and added a grain filter. I want to put them together into a collage-poster – by following my blogs you’ll be able to see the step by step process.

See also:
Young, working hands 01

(*)For more info and photo’s of the Vocational Training market, see my blog post here.

 

Young working hands 2

Two girls students manicure treating the hands of two interested girls

Young working hands 01

Young, working hands 01


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As I was walking around on the Vocational Training market in Leiden (*) this week, trying to make a photostory of the event,  I thought of the idea of making a mini series, focussing on the hands of these young people, showing their skills. This morning, I picked out three of my best ‘working hands’ shots, converted them into black and white, and added a grain filter. I really love them and think I will further work them into a collage or triptych poster. Here’s the first one 🙂

(*)For more info and photo’s of the Vocational Training market, see my previous blog post

Young working hands 01

Hands of a boy demonstrating his skills as a precision instrument maker. He’s holding a thin glass pipe into the flame of a burner to melt , bend and shape it

Fun in this photo is to see how the little scater on the T-shirt of the boy seems to be scating along on the heath of the flame…

ROC student kneading dough

Young people in vocational training, skilful and motivated.


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Yesterday I was in Leiden, a small historic town in the Netherlands. I wanted to make a photo-reportage about the International Photo Festival in Leiden – which I did – but then happened to walk into a totally different event.

On one of the church squares where the displays with photo’s were set up, a large crowd of people had gathered before the entrance of the church. I wondered what was going on, saw a lady with a camera who was obviously a press photographer or reporter, and asked her whether she could tell me more. She told me that in half an hour, the official opening would take place of a two- day info market, in which vocational training schools would present themselves to young potential students, who will soon have to make their choice for a vocational training next year. That sounded quite interesting to me, so I decided to stay around and make a photo-reportage about this event as well.

The total story and a selection of the photo’s I made on the vocational training info-market you can find here on Demotix. I really loved to see how young people who are already in vocational training were eager to demonstrate their skills, and share about it with others.

There were a few more images that just didn’t make it into my Demotix story any more, but I like to show them here:

ROC student kneading dough

ROC student kneading dough

Building on a wooden construction

Building on a wooden construction

Group of boys show interest in metal instrument parts

Group of boys show interest in metal instrument parts

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