KWT, S.A. 2017

At the end of day one we made a stop at supermarket Pick ‘n Pay getting our groceries for tonight’s dinner.

King Williamstown S.A.

A punch knife in the glove factory. I don’t even know if the factory has a Facebook page

At the glove factory in King Williamstown, S.A.

Next to office where my partner Linnemore was active spreading her knowledge there was a glove factory. I was welcome to move around freely and take as many pictures as desired. This metal ‘thing’ was hot, if not to say bloody hot I notice, to iron the newly made gloves.

Kasi township

At the entrance of township Kasi near King Williamstown. 100 South African Rand at this time equals € 7,–

King Williamstown, South Africa (2017)

Since we only had five days in KWT I asked our contacts if they knew of someone who could accompany me on my photo safari in the hope that this person would get me directly to places I would not easily find being on my own. I was brought in contact with ‘T-man’, a young artist who would probably understand what I was after.

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The east cape, South Africa 2017

It has been ten years since my Cape Town, South Africa born partner and I travelled South Africa for the last time. Time to go there for another visit. Continue Reading →

Ducks in London

A few weeks ago I was on the phone with someone from London. While we talked I suddenly started to hear ducks in the background.
      “Are you outside?” I asked her surprised. In the end it was still February and I am familiar with the harsh winters in London. Continue Reading →

Be what people say you are

Often people try to compare themselves and others with animals. According to my girlfriend for example, I am a beluga whale. I at first was not familiar with the beluga whale, but since seeing some pictures, I completely agree. The resemblance is uncanny.

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An empty toolbox

When I’m building something in my studio I’m always a bit careless with my tools. Whenever I’m done with a particular tool, I leave it on the floor next to me. Only seldom do I put the tools back where they belong. Continue Reading →

Tile Tax

These days there  seem to be a higher degree of biodiversity in the city than in rural areas. The bee population in the city is in good shape. There are grants for façade gardens. People throw seed bombs in the verges along the highway. Flat roofs are planted with mosses and succulents.

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Pièce de résistance

In 2013 Lev and me built these stairs. We renovated and built a lot of things in his house, but these stairs are the pièce de résistance. Continue Reading →

Immediate proof

When my girlfriend saw me do the dishes for the first time she was horrified. Because I wash the dishes like most Dutch people do. I scrub them with a sponge in a tub of hot soapy water. And then I dry them off with a towel. Without ever rinsing them. Continue Reading →

A wheelbarrow in Paris

Most people I know don’t own a car. As long as you live in a city that doesn’t have to be a problem. In most cities there are a lot of alternatives. You can take your bike, a tram, a bus or a metro.
      It gets more difficult however when you have to transport things. Continue Reading →

Eight pens

A lot of people make doodles when they’re waiting for something. My father for example is an excellent doodler. He has a notepad next to his phone that he tells me is for writing down appointments. In reality however it’s full of silly drawings. Continue Reading →

A hundred reasons

When I was little and it was the night before my birthday, I would always go to bed early. Because I figured that the sooner I would go to sleep, the sooner it would be tomorrow. Continue Reading →

What to do when you lack certain skills

The man on this picture uses his right hand to feed his child, while he uses his left hand to steer a boat.
      This man is multitasking. Continue Reading →

A large forehead

A while ago I was waiting in front of a traffic light with my bike when a young woman stopped next to me. She was on the phone with a friend and she was talking about a date she’d had the night before.
      “He was really nice.” I heard her say. “I really had the feeling we hit it off. Until he suddenly told me that I had a very large forehead.” Continue Reading →

A life of luxury

These are apparently things that Lev doesn’t really need. They are situated in the back of the top shelf in his kitchen. They were so far in the back, that Lev had to make a picture to be able to see what was actually down there. Continue Reading →