3x On the longlist for the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

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On the longlist for the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019:⁣ ⁣ Saskia IV © Hans de Kort, July 2018⁣ ⁣ Hans de Kort (1963), a pioneer in digital photography, rediscovered wet plate photography. Averted from the ever perfect, manipulated digital photo, he returns to the old craft. Every plate is unique. The wet plate technique is a logical continuation of his love for the polaroid, coupled with the knowledge gained at the Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague and 30 years of experience as a versatile photographer.⁣ ⁣ About the photo: ‘Portrait of my wife Saskia. In 2003, Saskia was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent breast amputation, chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy and later on a deep flap breast reconstruction, with tissue from her abdominal wall.⁣ ⁣ Early 2018, 15 years later, metastases were found in her abdomen. There is no cure yet, but hormone therapy does a good job. We celebrate life and thereby I photograph her on immediately ready positive-negative flat film.’

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2 Cut Sunflowers at Van Gogh Museum

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Very proud that a print of my #tintype ‘2 Cut Sunflowers’ is to be seen @vangoghmuseum at the exhibition ‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers’ till 01.09.2019. The exhibition begins with an inspiration wall: “From Gauguin to fashion and design: Van Gogh’s ?????????? continue to inspire worldwide”. I am in good company with #paulgauguin #davidhockney #gustavklimt #egonschiele #banksy #edvardmunch and others. The sunflowers I used were cut from the kitchen garden at the little church in #Zundert where his father Dorus was appointed parson for the village in 1849. Many significant events, including the Van Gogh children’s baptisms, took place in and around the church. The font used to baptise Vincent on 24 April 1853 is still inside. Little Vincent, his dead born brother is burried in the garden 30 march 1852. Vincent van Gogh had an aversion to photography. In September 1888 Van Gogh, living in #arles, received from his sister Wilhelmina, a photograph of their mother. In a letter to Theo, Vincent wrote: “I am doing a portrait of Mother for myself. I cannot stand the colorless photograph and am trying to do one in a harmony or color, as I see it in my memory. ” Letter 546 Vincent grew up in the days when the #wetplatecollodion technique was the most common way of photography. Inspired by his idea of photography, I choose subjects that he has written about, drawn or painted. #vangoghsunflowers #inspiredbyvangogh #vangoghmuseum #sunflowers? Project "No Photos from Van Gogh" #nophotosfromvangogh

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No Photos of Van Gogh