2012

This is the perfect time of the year for making lists, top 10’s and compilations. As 2012 is close to an end, it’s time to look back on an awesome year.

2012 had, like any other year, ups and downs. This year was extremely busy and I’ve done many great things. I discovered a lot of new cities and visited old places. I have also learned new things. Things about myself and about photography!

Talking about photography in particular, a lot has changed since the beginning of the year. In January I bought my first Mamiya m645. A few months after I bought my second m645. With the second camera came a dream lens; The Mamiya sekor c 80mm 1.9. I also bought my first light meter and I spent an awful lot on getting my film developed.

Besides money, I also invested a lot of time in photography. I started with a few new projects, like developing my own black and white and creating my own website.

All these ‘investments’ resulted in something I’m quite proud of. These are some of my favorite photos taken in 2012!

Note: They’re not numbered. I don’t have an absolute number 1, 2 or 3. But if you’d like to know how Flickr ranked most of them, you could take a look here: the most popular photos according to Flickr.

One of the first photos

This was the year I started shooting on medium format film. I’m still impressed by the quality of 120 film. This was one of the first photos I took with the m645 and I still love it.

Original can be found here.

En route

As a student I spent quite some time inside a train or trainstations. I don’t have a car, but I can travel by train for free (because I’m a student).

Original can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Liège-Guillemins

Photographers paradise. I simply had to go there!

View the set (part 1) here!

View the set (part 1) here!

Liège-Guillemins

Original can be found here (website) or here

A small walk in the park

Original can be found here or view the entire set on my website

View the entire set on my website

Fiets

Original can be found here!

Mirror reflected self portraits

This is a strange habit of mine. Every once in a while I need to finish a roll of film. All four photos were the final shot of a roll.

Original can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Film, dust, grain and scratches

What is film about? Why do I shoot film? Why do I like it so bad? Words can’t decribe, but this photo maybe can..

This photo is part of my favorite set. The set can be found here!

Beer

What can I say? Every now and then I like a beer..

Original can be found here!

Madrid

Madrid is a beautiful city. I really enjoyed my short stay there. But what I remember best is Puerta de Atocha. This station was simply amazing. Never knew the combination of straight lines, people, concrete and crazy light could result in this!

Puerta de atocha

Barcelona

Before we visited Madrid, we visited Barcelona. Both cities are entirely different and I still don’t know which one I like better!

Entire set can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Harvest

Original can be found here!

Den Haag

Or The Hague.. Every once in a while I find myself here, wandering around. I love Scheveningen

Entire set can be found here!

Entire set can be found here!

Train stations

If you spent time in a train, you have to spend time at train stations…

Original can be found here!

Original can be found here!

Schiphol

Schiphol!

It was a foggy day

This might be one of the most interesting sets on Flickr. Some of the photos reached explore and one remains to be the most interesting photo of all time (of my stream). But I like this one better!

The entire set can be found here!

Tools of the trade!

What can I say? This is the best camera I’ve ever had (to date). I simply love this machine!

Original can be found here!

All in all 2012 was a very busy year. But as I look back I can’t complain. 2012 was great!

I wish you all a happy 2013!