31 March 2014

Roaming. Ring My Bell.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Door Bells. Netherlands. Yellow.

30 March 2014

Roaming. Apple Time.

Shootin' Gallery: Apples. Den Haag. Netherlands. Red.

29 March 2014

Roaming. Ampersand.

Shootin' Gallery: Black. Den Haag. Netherlands.

28 March 2014

Roaming. Call Me.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Men. Netherlands. Yellow.

27 March 2014

Roaming. Party Poopers.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. No. Signs.

26 March 2014

Roaming. Angry Poodle.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Dogs. Netherlands. White.

25 March 2014

Roaming. Checked.

Shootin' Gallery: Cars. Checked. Den Haag. Netherlands.

24 March 2014

Roaming. Jarig.

Shootin' Gallery: Cakes. Characters. Den Haag. Netherlands.

23 March 2014

Roaming. Big Break.

Shootin' Gallery: Broken. Den Haag. Eggs. Netherlands. Pavements.

22 March 2014

Roaming. Statler & Waldorf.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Windows.

21 March 2014

Roaming. Facebook Friend.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Window Shopping.

20 March 2014

Roaming. Crimped Blondes.

Shootin' Gallery: Blondes. Den Haag. Netherlands. Window Shopping.

19 March 2014

Roaming. Scheveningen Spaceship.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Orange.

18 March 2014

Roaming. Lock Up.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Signs.

17 March 2014

Roaming. Gold.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Gold. Netherlands. Swans. Taps. Window-Shop.

16 March 2014

Roaming. Site Specificity.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Men. Murals. Netherlands.

15 March 2014

Roaming. Escape Plan.

Shootin' Gallery: Cats. Den Haag. Netherlands. Windows.

14 March 2014

Roaming. Happy Planter.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Faces. Netherlands. Plants.

13 March 2014

Roaming. Looking For An Exit.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Windows. Witches.

12 March 2014

Roaming. Egel.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands.

11 March 2014

Roaming. Gezipped.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Wheelie Bins.

10 March 2014

First 13. On The Block.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Netherlands. Thirteen. Walls.

09 March 2014

Roaming. Traveling Aunty.

Shootin' Gallery: Den Haag. Elephants. Netherlands. Vans.

08 March 2014

Roaming. Cherry Pie.

Shootin' Gallery: Cherries. Den Haag. Netherlands. Pies. Red.

07 March 2014

Spin. Tinariwen.

They may have started off a little slow, but the pace picked up as Tinariwen got into their groove at Amsterdam's Paradiso the other night. Hailing from land-locked Mali in North West Africa, Tinawiren's music is dirgey guitar-based rock with a worldly feel. Read their background story, it's intriguing, and the concert was terrific.

Pinboard. Westduinen.

I'll take any chance to go walking, particularly somewhere I've never been before. Wednesday's weather was perfect to visit Westduinen in Den Haag with DCR's Jacqueline (thanks for the intriguing anecdotes), Heath Bunting and Juanita. The plan was to experience nature, but with the Netherlands being significantly reclaimed from the sea, just how much was natural? It seems the dunes are not, complete with old bunkers from wars past. Out to sea you could see oil rigs, and at either end of the beach industrialisation in the form of leisure at one end and steaming smoke stacks at the other. Thanks to Heath's knowledge, we sampled various edible weeds and flowers, though I have to say my baked prawns from the fish shop at the end of the walk was the taste sensation.

Roaming. World Famous.

Shootin' Gallery: Clowns. Den Haag. McDonald's. Netherlands. Power Boxes.

Flipfactor. Starman.

Paul Trynka's David Bowie biography Starman has been around for a few years now. Regardless of loving his new album The Next Day, the first Bowie album I've ever listened to from start to finish, I wouldn't count myself as a Bowie fan. Sure, I've adored tracks like Heroes, Sorrow, and Ashes to Ashes among others, but I've never felt the all-adoring ado that many fans have. Starman goes someway to changing that. It's an insightful read, painting an unexpected character in this unputdownable book. I'm marvelling at what Bowie has contributed to the world of music, fashion and much more. It's no wonder London's V&A Bowie exhibition was so popular last year.

05 March 2014

02 March 2014

Art Martha. Yi Jun Peace Museum.

The only plan for day one was to have lunch at an Indonesian restaurant called Istana. I ventured there with two terrific friends where we were impressed by a delicious meal despite being overwhelmed by the number of choices on offer. With full tummies we ventured out onto the streets only to stumble on the Yi Jun Peace Museum, a place devoted to the memory of Yi Jun who ventured to the Second Hague Peace Conference held in Den Haag in 1907 to make known Japan's plans to annex Korea. He failed to gain access. The museum was formerly the De Jong Hotel, the place where Yi Jun's life would mysteriously end that same year. The experience was slightly surreal, but great to feel just that little bit more informed.

01 March 2014

Pinboard. DCR Den Haag.

From today I'm in Den Haag staying at the DCR Guest Studios working 24/7 on art. Aside from the ongoing tedious task of re-keywording — don't ask — 250,000 plus photographs, I'm planning to develop a couple of new installations, produce two new blogs for existing work and spend the rest of the time taking in what this inspiring city has to offer. Stay posted for a new photo each day along with other posts detailing my adventures.

Roaming. Paint Job.

Shootin' Gallery: Bikes. Fluoro. Haarlem. Netherlands.