curl in black and white or perhaps in shades of black

Meaning the thing that is being discussed, considered or studied.

Every artist picks a subject and start to consider, study and discuss, that subject.
Altering that subject.
Twisting that subject.
Finding that subject.
Looking time after time at that subject.

seeing that subject

Changing that subject to what they think, to what they feel, to what they want to see, experimenting left, right and centre.

An artist i know well and have seen developing, creates one subject time after time. The subject has a story to tell, which is shown time after time.
Yet the subject is altered each time it is created. You can see it on the website .

Yet, some artists change their subject and flow from one subject to the next subject still showing some recognition.
Look at the art of Vincent van Gogh and see what i try to say.
Others change completely, going from music into painting. They often flow the two gendre into each other, painting on music, composing music for a painting.

Each artist decide along the way, moving from one to an other. Some create, certain art to sell and certain art to give away.
Its all up to you, yourself, but that will be also the hardest thing to do.
The two artists mentioned here took their own direction, one harder than the other still their choose.


no altering

what you see, is not what i see
what you see tomorrow, will not be what you see today
even it could be, the same
everybody can become
that artist

i am working on it, to develop the subjects, to choose the subjects and than, who knows what  will be found.

NEW rOad

going on that new road

Last year, with the number 2020, was hard going on a road with many road blocks, with many roadworks on the way.
It started good with a successful exhibition, which was the start of more exhibitions that year. We know what happened, cancelled. Like many other artists, i stood almost still.

It gave time to experiment, to learn, to challenge oneself, by oneself.
It gave the time to look at what now, before turning into an other direction, onto a new road.
How better time to start than in the first month of the new year.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA curling up in sparks

As an artist the making of the art, or is better to say creating of the art, is the most important, however without selling no creating. Sorry to say, its al about money in the end.
A previous post was telling about photography as art  yet did you ever wondered how a land artist became a photographer, wel its easier to sell the photo than the land art. It is much easier to exhibit the photos than the land art.
From thereon the road wind around photography and exhibitions, to come to that particulair roadblock last year.

The subsidies taps were running dry to create land art in the first place, the road went more and more in that direction of photography as Art. The by track became poetry, you know that little road next to the road where people wander in a more slow motion.
AND so here we are at that road block to turn once again into a different road.


Many art organisations have the doors closed, frimly closed for some, meaning the doors will not open again. 
Many artists have moved the studios into their homes and had to come up with new ideas, new way to make that nasty part of the business and that is sell.
INTERNET became the connecting word, also for this artist .
I am now in the process of creating a portfolio for internet selling of some of the photos, with or without poems.


a true wandering POEM

So we move on into that new road with words by my site, with photos at the front.
“Het zien wat een ander weet” seeing what others know.
doing research about that new road

see you soon

drOppel drUp


certain drOOP
coming in view
definite drip
going from sight



collapsing twin bubble               
fizzling out
sippin tears
distant backdrOp



searching dropped


all 3 photos are the same subject
different mornings
other angels
contrasting light
yet the same
top photo is altered in a desktop publishing program
Fine art photography is
playing with light
playing with aspects
playing in the odd way
playing against the rules
playing simply



fOund wOrds


somebody lost

somebody found

somebody didn’t like

somebody burned

perhaps not


having that searching feeling when writing poetry
looking for words
at times they just lay around
in the most unusual places
than you need to find time
to write with them found words
finding the right way to say
what was found

It is real fun to do, just wrote something with English words found in a Dutch newspaper, something about the future.
It is not finished yet, it forms a loose collection, without any aim.
something will come to mind one day



Outer wOrld

found a rainbow

found a rainbow
under sky
tiny way bending
for certain vision
what was is not there
she remains silent
made by sunrayes
whatever wherever
you look


the best photos you will find outdoors, in the fresh air
take the time, find the tranquility, to look
a perfect way, for finding inner peace 

an outer world shows only the fast perceived reality
a green jacket over a purple shawl does not show the
person underneath, the persoon does not show
their inner self to you, nor me

only when you take the time
you can find something behind
the outer world




The first book is not yet finished but the second book is already in the making.
How we search for them words.
This time while doing the dishes, listening to music.
A real word flow came.

word flow

Somebody asked if we poets, still use notebooks.
Notebooks are for me well.
I could not write poetry without notebooks.


All of the notebooks will not fit in 1 photo.
I also could not write poetry without
dictionary as English is not my first language.
That makes it much more interesting as you can use the language
from a different perspective.
Creating a new expression in words.


A poem made in 2003
how i feel about the city
they call it concreet poetry
perhaps collage is better
exploring found pictures
with found words
to express a feeling

The very first poem was written in 1986
but will not show it
it was straight from the heart
looking for a place to be
it is the poem laying open
perhaps you can see it


the title of the next book will be
the above photo didn’t make it
yet it has something
and that something will be found
in words and

photo ExprEss

see through

express so
to reveal what lays
hidden for our eyes
it says little
shows tiny within tiny


fine not necessarily clear
sunny perhaps delicate maybe
acting with a creative mind
avoiding rules
fine art photography


concept finding
in an ordinaire place
within any object
no need to be perfect
beauty is everywhere
to be found by looking where nobody looks
the camera technology as a tool


colours no colours little colour
you decide as artistic photographer
angle light
you decide
best result come unexpected
beauty through experiment
inspiration flows from all sites inside insight 


The book is one site poetry the other site photography on all site coming from artistic expression.
Photography can be creative, artistic, said so before. You use creativity without an end, you always find a new way.
Therefor browsing the internet, seeing inspirations, doing it different for the second book.
Still the same an other subject, other experiments.
The photo ‘Cur’l is one of them, only not good enough.
Here is a link to some interesting macro experiments.


sure worth a try


fOOt note

meaning of things

should one explain
the meaning of a picture
that meaning
your meaning
my meaning
our should one leave it open for many meanings


lets write with meaningless words

perhaps art is about
freedom to interpret art in any way you yes you
the observer the reader the audience
want to see to hear to read art
maybe not

research for a poem

deceptive nonsense
worthless nonsense
nonsense talk
written in artistic poem
making some sense
but not totally
as it uses words no longer used in the language of today
can you write a poem 
by using letters no longer used today

when a letter becomes a piece of ART

well i did
using words no longer used
my drawing skills are not good enough
for the beautiful letters
so old words 
in-between words of the time
no you will not read the poem here
but once you do read it
you find here a footnote
with the meaning of the words
as they are lost 
and forgotten
yet so beautiful

the title is ‘Taradiddle‘ which means senseless talk 

it is about ‘aquabib’ which means waterdrinker used 1731 – 1883
blateration‘ which means babbling used 1656 – 1864
nidifice’ which means a nest used 1656
‘dacryops’ which means the watery  eyes 
‘zucca’ which means gourd 
‘anaphia’ which means loss of sense
zaffre’ colour made with impure cobalt oxide
‘yelve’ which means garden fork used from around 1000 till 1886
‘Waratell’ is made up by the writer of the book and is a combination of two languages and has no meaning
(the words without a year are from a list of obscure words)


This footnote came into being after a long conversation with one of the editors, a more than 3 hours video call (corona you know)
To make the footnote in the book would look sad so there comes a link to this blog so people can read this if they want. 
In this way you can read the poem first without an explanation and than with it. Look at how your mind or your feeling will fill in the meaning of the poem.

Many of the photo are not straight away clear, you will ask yourself “what am I looking at” well they are all feathers. Together with my camera i can create a picture of what i see laying around. No explanation will be given and certainly not my own secret ways of creating them photos.

like this one which is not a feather but still found it laying around