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Keltfest 2016

The first festival of the season, for me. The first festival of the year of Vana. If you want to see the full album of photos I took at Keltfest, click any of the photos in this article, which will take you to the album. Just a heads up, though, it's a…




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Leuk Dat Je Er Bent Band

The Leuk Dat Je Er Bent Band celebrated 20 years! And, of course, they did just that with one big show, with a lot of lighting, crazy FX and a lot of people in the crowd. The filled up the Rhonda room, over at Tivoli Vredenburg over in Utrecht. Sold out…




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25 Years - DJ Sander & DJ Leroy

Some friends of mine turned 25 a couple of weeks ago and for this occasion they threw a dance party, starring a good couple of friends playing some tracks and some others operating the lights and sounds. I was asked to come by to take some shots and…




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Castlefest Winter

Another Vana Events festival, but now one during the winter. Castlefest Winter Edition's second year was celebrated well with lots of awesome people. This year was the first year for Castlefest Winter being organised outside. Outside in Winter was…




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Portrait Session Sophia

Sophia and me are friends through the annual musical productions of the Cals College, which we both have been a part of for quite a few. Apart from taking photos from her there, while she was dancing or acting her socks off, I'd never taken some photos…




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Haunted Castle

My second festival photographing for Vana Events. Haunted Castle is a halloween/horror festival, with four main attractions. I've documented the festival over the full two days and caught some brilliant reactions, with help of the awesome scare actors.




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Wedding Johann & Cora

"I'm not a wedding photographer."

That is always my first response when somebody asks me if I would want to shoot their wedding. But, considering the fact that...




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Objets Trouvés

Over the course of a couple batches of furniture to photograph, I've build a good working relationship with Ronald of Objets Trouvés.

Objets Trouvés is a one-man online shop designed to sell used vintage furniture and other finds...




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Norway

I visited Norway this August, as a holiday and a sort of get-away. It was during the summer brake, but I hadn't really gotten out of the country yet. So, I decided, pretty much put all my stuff in the car and took off.

I'd never been to Norway...




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Castlefest 2015

Castlefest - summer edition 2015.

This annual festival has always held a special place, for me. I just love the vibe and energy of this festival. So, when a good friend of mine showed me a Facebook post with the message that they were looking for...




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New - D750

So, I got a new camera and when it arrived I, of course, had to try it out. Not only because it was new, for me, but also since it's my first full-frame camera I had see and experience how wide, or not, my lenses got. All the cameras I owned previously…




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Geinbeat

Last saturday was another edition of Geinbeat. Geinbeat is an annual festival, located in my hometown, Nieuwegein. Ever since I was old enough, I've been taken or went here, every year. It even was my first ever festival to go to. This year, once again…




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ZAND!

ZAND! is the title of the musical, performed by Augustijns Theatre. ZAND! is a modification on the populair broadway musical Aida.

To see a couple more highlights of the show, click on any of the photos in this blogpost. It'll take you to the album.




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Portugal

I went on a 2 week trip to Portugal with the family. There's not too much to tell about it, but I did take a couple of photos which I thought I'd share.




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Chicago

The annual musical production of the Cals College (MusiCals) is something I've been a part of now for a while. With the 2015 musical, Chicago, I mark my 10th year - which is including the years I've done it as a student at the school.

To see a couple…




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Oh my, Canada!

So, I'm starting to settle again, a bit. Back in the Netherlands. Back home. I don't have the words to write anything down, still. So, here's at least some of the photogenic scenery highlights.




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Shambhala

Happy Shambhala! People have asked me what I thought about Shambhala. And still all I can think of that would be sort of a answer that covers it, is; An experience, for sure.




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Starbelly Jam

Starbelly Jam. Where to begin about Starbelly Jam. This was the first festival that I visited in Canada. And what an awesome kick-off for my festival season overseas. Since I was WOOF-ing with two of the first organizers of the festival I had the…




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Sorry!

It has been a while since I've posted an update here. I'm sorry. My laptop died on me, so I wasn't able to edit images, etc. So, I'm on a friends laptop right now, who's been kind enough to let me use his old laptop and to also pose for me! He's even…




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Wonderful Nature

I've been welcomed here, over two weeks ago, now. But it's been so busy after that, that I've had trouble finding time to update my blog. So, hereby, once again, an update.I'm in Gray Creek, at the moment. Close to the middle of nowhere. :) I'm staying…




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The Kootenays

The day before yesterday I arrived in the Kootenays. Because the people that I was staying with are moving I had to find a place to stay, as of the 25th of June. And then Brigitte came by, and offered me to come to her place and help her with all kind of…




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The Beach

After I left the Museum of Anthropology, last friday, I walked up to UBC (University of British Columbia) again, but passed this beautiful sight…




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Drum Circle - Third Beach, Stanley Park

Tonight was great. Went out to photograph the sunset, but ended up with some great people doing a fantastic drum circle. Met some really friendly, lovely people, but ended up having to go way too soon, 'cause I still find it a bit hard to find my way…




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East Van streets

Today we took the dog for a walk during Golden Hour and, of course, I couldn't help myself, so I took my camera with me. So here are a couple snapshots of some streets of "East Van".

Click to enlarge the photos.

To see another photo of a street of East…




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Canada

As some of you may already know.. I'm in Canada!I'm staying with a couple of the wonderful people of ScrapArtsMusic, where I arrived the day before yesterday. They showed me around town a bit and made me feel very welcome! The flight went ok. I did have…




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New website

Yeah! It's done. The new website is up and running. It took me a while, but it's finally all working and doing the things it should. So, here it is, the new design of CoenHalmans. nl. Here you can view my work as a photographer, read my blog or keep in…




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Leuk dat je er bent Band!

The "Leuk dat je er bent Band"! Which doesn't work at all when translated in English. (Sorry non-Dutch people!)I had the opportunity to take photos of this (overly) enthusiastic, hyper active and awesome band. They were playing a show in the Melkweg…




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