David Bowie R.I.P. Like so many others today, I was quite shocked to hear the news of DAVID BOWIE’s passing away. I had the good fortune of being able to photograph David Bowie on different occasions. I took photos of him while he posed for my camera exclusively in a hotel room; […]
This photo of David Bowie wearing an eyepatch was made at Hilversum, Holland’s TOP POP television studios in 1974, during a playback taping of the song Rebel Rebel in 1974. This photo of David Bowie was recently used on a t-shirt by a major US clothing company. The choice of this photo was made by […]
The Dire Straits were really big after the release of their first LP. They hated to pose for photos as a group. And so I taped a small piece of blue paper on the wall of their hotel lobby, next to a window for available light portraits, and waited all day for them to trickle […]
I was recently contacted by a film company that was making a documentary produced by Dave Grohl on the infamous Sound City Recording Studio. This photo of REO Speedwagon, made in the streets of Amsterdam in the late 70’s, was used in the rockumentary. http://buy.soundcitymovie.com
This photo I made of The Police, before their big breakthrough, was rejected by management back then, because this did not fit in with their very serious (no smiling, & no clowning-around allowed) image. But in 2009, Sting chose this photo, to be just one of a handful to be used in his book Lyrics. […]
This photo of George Clinton was made in his hotel room while he was in Amsterdam for a concert with Funkadelic and The Brides of Funkenstein. It was a completely outrageous show with flying saucers, strobe lights and great music. Years later this photo was used on a CD cover.
JIP GOLSTEIJN It was a great experience and pleasure to work together with Dutch pop journalist Jip Golsteijn. He was unique – generous – incredibly knowledgeable- and a genuine rock & roller. He is being missed very much by all who knew and loved him. “And all the stories we could tell…” rest in […]
Constant Meijers Music journalist Constant Meijers is responsible for my first photo being published in dutch pop magazine Muziekkrant OOR in 1973. He was sitting at the bar in Amsterdam when I showed a contact-sheet of photos I made, while on tour with the Rolling Stones, to my future wife. He invited me to […]