Remake of Felix Nadar’s 3D Selfie

Here’s a revolving self-portrait created back in 1865 by French photographer Félix Nadar (real name Gaspard-Félix Tournachon). Nadar was the first person in history to take aerial photographs (he was a balloonist) and was one of the pioneers of artificial lighting (he photographed in the catacombs of Paris).

Nadar also created an impressive collection of portraits of famous individuals during his time. You can find a collection of his images over on the Wikimedia Commons.

I tried to make a 3D selfie myself



Rotterdam Photo Festival

I will be attending the independent Rotterdam Photo Festival, 9 till 12 febuari 2017

Rotterdam Photo, organized by Daguerre Foundation and More Productions, takes place at the best location possible in Katendrecht: Deliplein (Deli Square), near the Dutch Fotomuseum during Art Week Rotterdam.

We will transform the Deli Square into a street wise photography village populated by 20+ shipping containers repurposed int
o exhibition spaces. In addition to exhibitions in, on and around the containers, Rotterdam Photo offers hands-on workshops, panel discussions, tents with vendors and a various selection of foodtrucks with a range of the best food and drinks. Rotterdam Photo is open to the public—all ages, dogs included—free of charge, making it unlike any other art fair during Art Week Rotterdam.

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes from Hans de Kort on Vimeo.

philosopher Martin Heidegger about “A Pair of Shoes” by Vincent van Goght:

“From the dark opening of the worn insides of the shoes the toilsome tread of the worker stares forth. In the stiffly rugged heaviness of the shoes there is the accumulated tenacity of her slow trudge through the far-spreading and ever-uniform furrows of the field swept by a raw wind. On the leather lie the dampness and richness of the soil. Under the soles slides the loneliness of the field-path as evening falls. In the shoes vibrate the silent call of the earth, its quiet gift of the ripening grain and its unexplained self-refusal in the fallow desolation of the wintry field.”


Charles de Kort

Amsterdam, 20.12.15
16″x20″ ferrotype