Concrete Carnaval: a series about slaughter and art

The series "Concrete Carnaval: 1933 Old Millfun/ 老场坊", shows a building that once was one of the largest abattoirs in the world. While most of the the other monstrous abattoirs have disappeared, this one- situated in Shanghai’s Hongkou district- is still standing. These photos were taken just before the building turned into an artistic hotspot that somehow also houses the Ferrari Owner's Club China. This series does not show any glamour though, but a building designed for efficient slaughter, full of special paths and spaces where cows used to walk into their inevitable death to become part of the world's richest cuisine. An ironic combination of life, death and culture, but for me most of all a beautiful place where anything can happen. These three images are a preview of this upcoming series.

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Miscellaneous Hardware pt. 1

A series about some of the cameras I use and the photos they produce. Pt 1: Leica II (1932) and Leitz Summar (1934?)/Made in Germany/ Imported from Japan (spool), found in The Netherlands (camera and lens)

Utrecht, The Netherlands (2014) Ilford FP4+ (stand development)

Utrecht, The Netherlands (2014) Ilford FP4+ (stand development)


During the last couple of years I’ve had the privilege to photograph many dancers and dance pieces. This inspired me to a new project: 99DANCERS. Since I started out as a portrait photographer that found his way into dance photography, it was only logical to combine the two.

With 99DANCERS I want to show the diversity of dance and dancers by portraying 99 different dancers. Not just different in age and sex, by portraying 99 dancers in a somewhat uniform way I want to emphasize everyone’s own voice. This will be achieved by photographing movement, both digitally and on medium format film. 

The forthcoming dance portraits are all about showing movement and moving the viewer. Sometimes by showing a moment of an extreme dance movement, sometimes by showing a dancer in a still moment.

The project will start out as this tumblr and will eventually take a more physical shape as a book.

Should you be a dancer and interested in being part of this project, send a mail for more information.

More to come!