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This section has been revised completely since July 1st, 2018. During the past years more and more albums came up and it became too difficult to manage all this on the website. Now can can find most images on a dedicated webserver with a section called 'PhotoStation'. Maybe it takes a little bit longer to access my Portfolio, but once you're in, you'll be in a different world were you can enjoy the photos. Navigation between different albums and photos is much easier. You can click everywhere on a photo till you got it maximised on your screen. Try the slideshow? For me this gives an improved security. I made it much harder for you to steel pictures and to use them under another name. Those who know me a little bit better... if you want an image... just ask for it!
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Due to security reasons I had to limit access to some pages.
Among these 'hidden' pages are Music, Dance and Circus.
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With more than 50.000 images I documented my travelling, but sorry... you need a username and password...
In the first period, early 2000, I visited mainly Europe. Without much photographical knowledge and armed with a small pocket camera mining sites in England (above and underground) were photographed. Many of these low-resolution images were reworked later . At home the mineral specimens were studied under the microscope listed and documented.
From 2010 on I used a modern reflex camera and expanded my travelling to the rest of the world. Some places were explored more extensively such as Egypt and India.
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Travelling around the World
After exploring the deserts of Egypt and when the political situation there that became more and more difficult, I took the opportunity to explore other remote regions such as Tanzania and India soon followed by Vietnam, Myanmar, Ethiopia, China… and above all areas unknown by tourists.
In the albums you’ll find desert areas in Egypt, tribal minorities in Odisha, closed off areas such as Kashmir, Assam and Nagaland.
I like travelling in the unusual way such as public transport or overlanding. This gives freedom to explore as for example Central Asia or West Africa in a different way.
A list of visited countries will go too far but you can enjoy everything by clicking the image above.
My last journey was a 3-month overland from Gibraltar to Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra-Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana. Short after returning home the Covid-19 pandemic broke loose and made an end to my upcoming trip end 2020. But… there's 2021, no?
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