All posts filed under: Slow

As if

“He will be repeatedly amazed by how poorly everyone remembers their childhoods, how they project their adult selves back into those bleached-out photographs, those sandals, those tiny chairs. As if choosing, as if deciding, as if saying ‘no’ were simply skills you could learn, like […]

Leave a comment

Middle ground

I’m half way reading the sixth and last part of Karl Ove Knausgard’s Min Kamp (My Struggle). There is a passage in one of these volumes that stuck with me – as did many others – , about the author’s own social behaviour. I wish […]

Leave a comment

Words, again

Every form of communication is a way of building at least some kind of relationship I guess. I’m not consciously working on the establishment or consolidation of relationships when I talk to people or interact with them on the social sites, my ambitions and expectations […]

1 comment


I read an interview recently with a Dutch author who just published his correspondence from over the years. He said that letters that are unanswered, become a sort of fiction. He didn’t explain himself, but I liked the idea. I’ve written quite a few letters […]

Leave a comment

Freedom (again)

“Few people are really “following” your work. Even fewer care. What are you doing with that freedom?” It doesn’t feel great having to admit to a lack of creativity. But at least I can say that ‘not taking full advantage of my freedom’ has little to do with […]


Mountains may depart

I don’t have old negatives. I don’t really have an archive of long forgotten images that would tell me anything about my former self as a seeing person. I do have cases with old slides though, but I don’t think they are about seeing, they are […]


No one belongs here more than you*

I came across this blog Broken Light, recommended by wp because it’s followed by someone I follow and I think I know who. On this blog, people who are suffering from or affected by mental illness submit their photos and add some words about their mental condition. And I […]

Leave a comment

Not even close

This by far isn’t my favorite portrait of a landscape. In fact, it’s an outtake, refused, and with good reason. Rather uninteresting lines and an overall blandness. But still. Even this mediocre representation doesn’t fail to convey the sheer impressiveness of this landscape. And, for me, […]

Leave a comment

Where we are

“I hate where this is going” has stuck with me for about two years. And suddenly this morning I realized that it is no longer going anywhere. This is it. This is where we are. Only a few months ago, it was unthinkable that I would settle for this. But […]

Leave a comment