zondag 22 mei 2011

Texas Southcoast

Having a son living in Texas is a motive to explore this funny state every now and again. This time we went to the coastline at the gulf of Mexico to experience the sea, the rivers and the swamps.
Being a lover of birds, butterflies and reptiles, I was happy to encounter a variety of long-legged seabirds, alligators, pelicans and swallowtails. It seemed to be the right time of year to visit the wild refuge areas and canoe along the rivers.
In the evenings there were of course the refreshing margaritas, nothing wrong with this side of Texas!

maandag 9 mei 2011


Portrait photography is not my kind of thing. It seems to me that it's almost impossible to catch the complexity of a human character in one frame. This time I made an exception. A fortnight ago, just before the performance of " Louis", a musical about the origin of jazz, our conductor, Jaap Schallenberg, appeared. He had just transformed himself from a casual type of guy into a real "chef d'orchestre". He had this somewhat naughty and exited look upon his face. He felt self confident to bring this evening, together with a big choir, his theatre orchestra and some sixty children, to great heights and a happy ending. And so he did!