Ed van der Elsken: van spoeljongen tot zelfstandig fotograaf
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Ed van der Elsken: van spoeljongen tot zelfstandig fotograaf

Afgelopen zomer bezocht ik het plaatsje Wormerveer (Noord-Holland), waar fotograaf Ed van der Elsken een periode heeft gewerkt. Midden jaren veertig trad hij in dienst van Foto Brouwer aan de Wandelweg. Het was zijn eerste fotobaantje. Als tweede assistent trouwreportages leerde Van der Elsken er echter niets, zo vertelde hij later. Meer ervaring deed hij … Lees verder

Plastic Fantastic
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Plastic Fantastic

At Dutch Design Week 2016 a lot of the displayed material experiments are visionary statements. Some seem to have no practical use at all, but they still do matter. I spotted some synthetic studies that will make our world more sensitive and tactile. Welcome to Plastic Fantastic. Bart Hess is the master of materials related to body and skin. With latex and … Lees verder

Animated objects
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Animated objects

How to pimp up household objects like a comb, pen, clothes pin, stir stick or bottle opener? By transforming them into lively animals! Never a dull moment in your house with these animated objects I have collected in the past. Designed for normal practice, but with a lot of playfulness. For children and adults! Lees verder

Waterfun
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Waterfun

While cleaning up I stumbled upon my wonderful collection of water guns. Collected during a long time and almost forgotten. As you can see I had a fascination with animal figures! A lot of waterguns are realistically designed, others have a more childish form. But always the mouth and jaws are used for the watershot. It is interesting to see that different countries use the … Lees verder