Last Monday I went to Amsterdam to photograph for my assignments for school. On our way to the zoo I saw this shop with a huge text on the window that said ‘Insectbar’. It’s a new shop that just opened the day before called Sweets and Insects (click here for the website). I’ve never tried Insects before but surprisingly enough I wasn’t that scared to try it, I didn’t even think twice, I just grabbed it and ate it.
I tried the little yellow buffalo worms first and then a little grashopper, I even bought one to take home lol. The texture is actually like chips, it’s crunchy and the real flavour comes from the herbs and not really the insect itself. I tried the grasshopper with BBQ and one with garlic.
Below are some of the photos of our recent weekend trip with the fotoacademie (photo academy). In our assignments all of our photos had to be in black and white. Of course I like to edit in color too, although I have to say that I’m starting to like to preview my photos in black and white, this way you can really see what the light does in your photo. If you preview your photo in color (on your camera) it’s harder to see what light there is because of the many colors that is distracting you. In black and white you have either blacks or whites to look at and it’s easier to judge the light this way (my opinion).
2 weeks ago I had a weekend in Maastricht and Mechelen. This trip was a school trip. Yup, a school trip. It feels rather weird to go on school trips again especially now that our class age range is 18 to 58 (8 people). Since I started studying photography at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam it has been quite busy and the school assignments keep on coming like rockets. I still am overwhelmed at the speed the school is teaching. It’s hard to combine it with a fulltime job so I do most things during the weekend, no day-offZzz.
I added a shop to my page! I’m selling my photos here in average/big size prints so that you can enjoy it to the max! Orders will be shipped as soon as possible. Delivery time depends on where I have to ship the item of course. It takes about 5-6 working days before it’s ready to be shipped!
Every sold item helps me pay a little bit of my school year which is a ridiculous amount of money. I will also put a handwritten postcard with the item with my personal greetings (as if you’re waiting for my greetings lol)
This shop is new for me as well as how it works behind the screen. If you notice anything that doesn’t look right please contact me by leaving a comment or email me. The only option to pay is through Paypal at this moment, I don’t think I will ever change this since Paypal is just really secure and good!
The items that I have now are only available on Fine art Silk paper with a glossy layer. I need to put more photos in my shop but for now we’ll see how it goes. I mainly opened this shop so I can use this in the near future (when I’m actually in school next year) but you can never start to early right 🙂 I don’t really expect any orders but I hope I can make more use of the shop when I start to really get into the photography business. (and of course I need to make my blog grow too sometime)
A photo I made this morning in my ice cold hometown.
The temperature has been going up and down in the last few weeks with sometimes a difference of more than 10 degrees celsius. Last night it was -4 and so the small rivers/ditches have a thin layer of ice. Of course at 8am in the morning this looks incredible, everything is covered in a white layer of cold air and ice.
I myself am not a person that loves the cold. I get depressed easily, don’t feel like doing anything beside drinking tea with milk or hot chocolate. I’m more a sun kind off guy. Sun gives me energy and makes me want to do so much activities. I’ve also noticed that the lifestyle is completely different from each other. I guess you could say that people do more when the sun shines. I notice in my hometown (and probably a lot more places) that people here live inside their homes. Always between 4 walls, we live our lives as individuals mostly.
When it’s summer everyone is happy, going outside, never sitting inside their houses, socialising on streets, parks etc. it feels like life is so much more when the sun is out, don’t you agree?
*Tell me, are you a winter or a summer person? do you think that the weather all throughout the world is changing? do you see difference in temperature compared to years ago?
It’s chilly billy here and I need to pour myself another cup of tea, Cheers!