I entered the photographical universe a bit late. I never owned an analog camera. Which might account for my snappy way of taking pictures. Not good, erase it and shoot again. My photographical journey of discovery basically started when I bought a HP935 just to make some snapshots during my first visit to Cuba in October 2003. I just fell in love with the country and snapping portraits of its amazing citizens.
I discovered I have bit of a knack for getting portraits just right, to break the pose with a joke and snap it at the right time. It's not really something I can explain, it just works that way.
After my second visit to Cuba I decided to get a bit more serious and I bought a Canon 300D. Never having used a similar analog SLR (digital tends to make you lacy) it took quite some time to figure it out. But I am getting the hang of it now.
[updated: I now shoot with a Canon 40D :)]
Still, my favorite subject will probably always be to shoot portraits of people, as candidly as possible in the sunniest of weather.
Hope to meet you all soon, wherever on this beautiful planet. Take care and share!
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You really have to respect this man. He has infiltrated fickr with his delightful comments and wit, added the devil as a contact and even had the time to photograph. I wont ramble about how good his pics are so I'll keep it short, I echo satan : We love you Kees!
Beautiful pictures - visually pleasing and fun... I like.
His 1037th photo...the devil congratulates you. Each and every picture emits warmth and sensuality..something to expect from such a great photographer. He has the warmest smile..and the most joyful. We love you Kees!
on the cusp of his 1000th photo, i want to thank Kees for sharing his great stream with us. The best photographers balance a powerful penetrating eye with an embracing human heart. Kees is one of the best. His portraits are fantastic; he puts everyone at ease and captures their most vibrant smiles. such a great gift! … Read more
on the cusp of his 1000th photo, i want to thank Kees for sharing his great stream with us. The best photographers balance a powerful penetrating eye with an embracing human heart. Kees is one of the best. His portraits are fantastic; he puts everyone at ease and captures their most vibrant smiles. such a great gift! Kees was the first to reach out to me in Flickr and add me as a contact. i was just a poor hitchiker runaway from Fotki bumming around the Everyone station, looking for a bite to eat from a vending machine and a warm vent to sleep on. Kees gave me a contact add and groups and comments, and slowly i got back on my feet and eventually became a contributing member of the flickrverse. hehe Actually that prolly means he is responsible for starting my own flickr addiction - but i thank him for his generosity and class. Kees, you are definitely a great flickr and great friend. thank you!Read less
deVos - an inspiration, a great photographer and my friend. His personality emits warmth, kindess and commands respect. My very big motivation to do better and better.