An abandoned building

As you could have read in a previous blog post I always carry my camera with me, you never know what you encounter and can shoot. After we visited the store for the mannequins we passed a very nice abandoned building. In the Netherlands we don’t have a lot of those and somehow these buildings always have a incredibly pull on me. The whole building was locked off with fences, but my intern Sharon saw a small path leading towards the entrance, almost too good to be true…

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Goodbye Joey

With a very heavy heart we decided yesterday that Joey could not go on.
Joey was our cat for 15 years (got him as a very young kitten) and was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer last spring. At that time we decided to let him have a very risky operation to try to save his life, only one doctor in the Netherlands was willing to do the operation and for a while it seemed to have succeeded. However end of the summer the cancer came back and he was given only 3-4 weeks, that turned out a lot longer….. up until this morning when we called the vet to let Joey sleep.

Joey Doorhof a few years ago.

For some people pets are just pets, for us they are a vital part of our family and we are therefore very sad and will miss him dearly. As everything with Joey he did it his way, ignoring the 3-4 weeks notice and just put up the fight with our help to stay with us as long as possible, we agreed that as soon as he would be in pain we would help him, luckily he never was in pain but yesterday midday he was loosing his balance more and more (that started a week ago), and he did not eat for a few days now. Tonight he still slept with us but fell out of bed and clearly was at the end of his fight.

Joey was unique, we always called him baby because he did not grow a lot, although he ate like crazy. When Annewiek or I walked to ITC he would always follow us like a little dog and always wanted to be close to us, if we were watching a movie, or sleeping as long as he could be close it was ok.


This morning we buried Joey close to our house in our garden so also now he is close, but in our hearts he will always be as close as possible.
Today and tomorrow no photography blog…. sorry.

Workshops and seminars USA

Hi Guys (and girls), a quick news update on the coming month….
It’s almost March and that’s gonna be an exciting month.
First of course the professional imaging in the netherlands where I will be joined on the main stage by my buddies Dave Black and Drew Gardner plus I will be teaching a 3 hours Masterclass. But after that we are already going to the states for an exciting two weeks.


We start at Photoshop world with a great Pre-con workshop and 3 brand new seminars (2 live shoots) for the main stages, you’re gonna love them. After Photoshop world Annewiek and I will drive to New York where I will be teaching a seminar at one of the coolest places in the world (well ok for photographers) B&H !!! It’s not only the biggest camera store in the world but it’s also the place were you can get lost surrounded with the nicest gear you can imagine, I can’t wait to teach there, for me that’s a huge honor and I’m really psyched about it.
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And right after the seminar at B&H we will continue the drive to Boston where I will be hosting my second (actually third) workshop in Boston. And also this time everything is arranged by my good friend Brendan from symbol photography. We have 2 seats left at the moment for the Boston workshop so be quick if you want to join… you can find more information at



A different kind of models

I can’t say too much yet, but last week we were at a location where they sell mannequins. And no we are not going to do a shoot there (although maybe it’s not a bad idea), but I needed something for an idea I’ve been playing with for some time now and we had to buy it there. As always I always have my Canon 5DMKII with me and this time it was not a bad idea either. I just could not resist doing some snapshots while walking through the store. In this blog post some of the images I took there.

Remember we were just visiting as customers so I could not do a real photoshoot, it started out as just some snaps, but these ones I really loved so I decided to share them with you. All images were shot with the available light.

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