SAIL AMSTERDAM 2015 –Every 5 year ships from all over the world visit Amsterdam to moor in the harbor and the canals. The event was initiated in 1975 to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the city. Sail is one of the largest maritime manifestations in the world. People from all over The Netherlands join with their ships and boats. In total more than 800 boats are present and the city provides the backdrop for one big party - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The work of the French visual artist Christian Boltanski is on display at the UNESCO site Le Grand Hornu in Belgium. His constructions and installations trace the lives of the lost and forgotten. At Le Grand Hornu, an old industrial mining complex, his work commemerates the suffering of the people working in the mine industry in the 19th and 20th century - Le Grand Hornu, Belgium.
International and national photographers showcase their work in Ghent’s most beautiful monuments from June 12 to August 30. From the 7 sites my preference goes to the work of the Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf at the Hotel d’Hane-Steenhuyse. His highly stylized portraits are a perfect match with the décor of the 18th century building.
Downtown Groningen at 7:00 am - General introduction week for new students - Drunken crowds begin to head for home whilst city workers face mountains of rubbish across the pavement and main roads. Time for Operation Clean Up.
"Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with how you see them."
For a long time I used to take pictures - like so many of us - to capture memories of family holidays and events. Over time I’ve found that experiences are deepened and one notices things more intensely by thinking visually. I came to enjoy the quality of light, amazing reflections, geometrical forms and colours. Ever since, I have been determined to take my skills to the next level. I also want to share my work with a much larger audience, because I truly believe that the only way to keep feeding one’s inspiration, creativity, and ultimately getting better at what one is passionate about, is to invite others to critique my work.
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure, without a loss of enthusiasm”
Sir Winston Churchill
Therefore, I Am A Believer Of "All Critiques Are Valid". Thank You!