Spring in the City

Spring in the City

~ I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May ~ My Girl – Marvin Gaye Apparently the exact beginning of spring is not very exact at all. You have the specific date we all agree on, the moment when days and…Read More

From Subway to the Museum

Four women Subway train

How did I get my pictures from the New York Subway into the hands of a museum curator in just six months? Would you believe me if I told you it was totally by accident and with a small portfolio? Subway Solitude Last September I was studying photography at the…Read More

Winter In The City

Sledding down the hill

It may be winter outside But in my heart it’s spring ~ Love Unlimited ~ Winter stories Winter is coming swiftly to an end. Very soon the gloves and big coats come off and make way for sunglasses and t-shirts.  Even though I really like December, January and February don’t…Read More

How to be a creative lady boss Tina Fey style

How to be a creative Lady Boss

How to be a ‘lady boss’? This seemed like a useful skill to have as a blogger and photographer. Stuck in my January blues I decided to give myself a crash course in bossy-ness by reading the book ‘Bossypants’ from Tina Fey. In case you’ve never heard of Tina Fey;…Read More

Amsterdam in Black and White

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph in black and white, you capture their souls”  – Ted Grant, Canadian photo journalist Starting the new year always makes me a little sentimental. I crash on the couch, fast forward to the best parts of…Read More

Get Your Lucky Shot

I will tell you a little secret. Some of my favorite pictures don’t have anything to do with difficult studio lighting, correct exposure or the best camera angle. Some of my best pictures just happen to be a lucky shot.  Don’t get me wrong, I did learn everything about correct…Read More

New York by bicycle

I’m keeping you in New York a little longer. First because I can 😉 And second because it’s fun. New Amsterdam For the first time since 1664 the Dutch are taking back New York. We are claiming New Amsterdam back by…bicycle. The honorable two wheeler has conquered the city. Not…Read More

Live Free or Die

Don’t worry. This is not a review of Bruce Willis latest movie. Live free or die is actually the official motto of the state New Hampshire. I was surprised by the boldness of this motto, because official motto’s are usually not that outspoken. The ever useful Wikipedia provides the answer.…Read More

On The Road Again

I’m back on the road again. I have left New York City while hauling 150.000 kilograms of luggage and I’m not really sure how that happened. I didn’t have time to shop in New York and I mostly bought camera equipment. But somehow my bags have grown considerably. I have…Read More

6 Must See Street Performances

Music in the street is one of the many perks of living in the big city. I’d like to share some of my top pick street performances with you. Whether it’s a fiddler performing a Black Eyed Peas tune in Santa Monica or  two women playing Bach in the streets…Read More

Throw your leg a little higher, dear

The tour continues. Coming from Hell’s Kitchen and Harlem, I’m now entering a completely different part of the New York dance and entertainment spectrum: Radio City Music Hall. By taking a stage door tour I get a sneak peek behind the scenes, where legends like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Riverdance,…Read More

Twinkle Toes on Tour

Becoming a photographer wasn’t my first dream. I wanted to be a dancer on Broadway after seeing movies like A Chorus Line and West Side Story. Even though I never came close in real life, I’ve always kept a close eye on dancing. For this tour, I twinkle toe my…Read More

Subway Solitude in New York

Every day I spend at least an hour in the subway. Half an hour each way during rush hour. And I love it! There’s no better way to observe other people. It’s like a dance. People stand and sit closely stuffed together in the Subway car. They move closely to…Read More

Top Floor Pick: Manhattan after dark

It’s very easy to give you a long list of my top picks to see in Manhattan. But, chances are that travel books or other travel bloggers covered them already. Instead I’ll tell you about my favorite time of day to walk Manhattan. After dark. Due to recent events (explosions in…Read More

Rebels and magic

After 10 years I’m back to being a student. I’m taking a 4 week photography workshop at the New York Film Academy, visual and performance arts conservatory. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?  As it turns out, New York Film Academy also has a little bit of…Read More