(Note to my international visitors: in this Dutch article I talk about photography workshops and my participation at two of them. This article will be available in English soon.)
Van 28 oktober tot en met 5 november heb ik deelgenomen aan een workshop in Oaxaca (Mexico) met Magnumfotograaf David Alan Harvey. De opzet van deze workshop bestond erin om de sfeer in de straten van Oaxaca te fotograferen tijdens de dagelijkse festiviteiten rond Day of the Dead, een christelijke feestdag waarbij overleden vrienden en familie worden herdacht. In onze contreien is dit beter gekend als Allerheiligen, met dat verschil dat de herdenking in Mexico een hele week in beslag neemt.
“You should know going in that my intent is to take you from where you are as a photographer to your logical or aesthetic next step with the emphasis on becoming an essayist and communicating with true visual literacy.”
(David Alan Harvey)
Ever since I bought my first personal computer in 1991, it has been a Windows-based machine. Up till now, each of these have been custom built. At that time we used the Macintosh Classic at school to learn some word processing, but it never came to my mind to buy one of these. Back in those days, Apple didn’t have the reputation nor brand awareness it has today. Still, nobody I knew used a Macintosh. In the nineties, Microsoft had many so-so operating systems, a trend that somewhat came to an end when XP was released. I have been using XP to my satisfaction since its release at the end of 2001. With the arrival of Windows 7, the appearance of the most-feared blue screen in history of mankind was reduced to almost zero. At least, that is my experience. Since I installed Windows 7, just over three years ago, I haven’t had any problems whatsoever (knock on wood).