You could say there are too many photo events coming up in the Netherlands.
There is Useen in Amsterdam September 18-21, a photo fair similar to Paris Photo but of course more limited in scope and presence.
There is the Noordericht in Leeuwarden, a big photo festival between August 31 and October 26 with many exhibitions in museums and galleries.
There is Breda Photo, another photo festival from September 11 until October 26 with lots of big names like Todd Hido, Gregory Halpern, Alec Soth, Ed Templeton, Andrew Bush and Simon Roberts.
So if you plan to visit Unseen, stay two more days and travel by train in two hours to Leeuwarden for the Noorderlicht festival and in one and a half hour to Breda for Breda Photo. Both have plenty of interesting exhibitions with great names. Look up the websites for details. And if you like festivals and like culture, stay a bit longer to visit the Incubate festival, a kind of South by Southwest festival, in Tilburg one and a half hour by train from Amsterdam.
Nowadays it does not make much sense to upload pictures of book pages as even for self published books you can find flip through video’s online. But I wanted to share this video made by Tipi Bookshop in Brussels of the excellent book Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty by the Belgian photographer Max Pinckers.
This is a really great book exploring love and marriage in India. Of course there are influences of the images and symbolism of Bollywood cinema, but to me it looks like a very human loving book. The pictures and the narrative are great and the rendering and overall book design and production is excellent. An exceptional publication. I really look forward to new work by this photographer.
Today we did a short walk with the kids in a forest near Geneva and I was surprised about the diversity of the mushrooms. I really have no clue about mushrooms but to me it looked like there were at least 20 different species.
If have been listening a lot to 16 Horsepower lately. I find it hard to admit that although I had heard of them, I only discovered them a couple of months a go. Visually this performance is rather kitsch, but the musical performance is very good I think. I’d say they bring consolation and increase strength.
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