Film was for years my profession but (amateur-)photography was always my passion, as it was my mother's, my uncle's and grandfather's before me. (I post some of their images here as well.)
A single guy until I was way into my thirties I traveled a lot, laughed a lot, drank a lot and lived through many adventures. Being a husband and father since then brought different but no less intensive adventures. Humor still abounds, although I must say this cannot be said for the booze...
Photography links both periods of my life, as evidenced here on Flickr.
Still curious, still looking, still recording, still seeing, I hope!
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GROUPS/POOLS I (CO-)ADMINISTER::
COLLECTIONS & SETS:
GENERAL CATEGORIES: people, bicycle, buildings & architecture, landscapes, around beach and seaside, dike & ditch, pump & polder, rural, sunlight, clouds, fog & mist, a fungus amung-us, flower and plant, bulbs 2006, animals, Ruby's pups, Dutch folklore, sailing
INTERESTING OBJECTS: romanesco's fall, manhole covers around the world, windows and doors, Smallegange, pulley, antiques, wagon(wheel), pretty foods, fine arts, scanned, sculpture, museum amstelkring, allard pierson museum: color, things and places
(PERSONAL) HISTORY : house on a dike, family history, docman's childhood, my grandfather's pictures: first album, my mother's pictures, my great-grandmother's photoalbum, photoalbums, self, Paquita ('s people), DILO sep 22nd 2005: a day in docman's life, Sara and others, early movement: hand, first steps, Klaertje laugs..., memory lane
NON-LINEAR: the signboard, a building, short walk on the beach, demolition of squatters'haven: 'De Raad', hidden and (almost) forgotten, house on a dike
FORMAL: texture, pattern and rhythm, lowscapes, surfaces, dinner squircle, beautiful decay, abstracts, black & white, reflection
MATERIAL: stone and rock, brick and concrete, iron, cast and wrought, wood, water, glass
BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTURE: buildings and architecture, windows and doors, a building, demolition of squatters' haven 'de Raad', Pampus, Zaandam railwaystation, Howard Beach, Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe, City Depot, Dordrecht
HOME TURF: Alkmaar, backyard, Alkmaar, fork at Koedijker Vlotbrug, Commute from Groet, Hondsbossche Zeewering, Schoorl, dunes, de Zes Wielen, Molen C, Hoornse Vaart Alkmaar, Gardening
PLACES IN HOLLAND: Amsterdam, Veere, Zeeland, old pics, Walcheren, Westerwolde, Westerwolde Names, Oosterschelde, Places in Holland
TRAVELS: Afghanistan 1972, Greece1972-1980, Czecho-Slovakia 1976, Prague, Jewish Cemetary 1976, England, Wales 1978, Rocky Mountains, Colorado 1980, Mountain winter 1980, Kilauea, Hawaii 1981, Manhattan, USA 1986 - 2006, Switzerland 1991, Morocco 1993, Boricua 1993, 1994, Puerto Rico flora & fauna 2006, Puerto Rico, Fajardo buildings 2006, St. Croix, US V.I. 2006, Walking across Williamsburg Bridge, NYC 2006, Howard Beach, Queens, NY, Barcelona 2006, Barcelona, details 2006, Barcelona, Gaudi's Parc Guell 2006, Barcelona, smithy 2006, Rothenburg 0b der Tauber 1911-2007, Bavarian towns 2007, Paris, autumn 2008, Paris: Institut du Monde Arabe, Istanbul, December '08: ceramics and mosaics, Istanbul, December '08, Istanbul, December '08, details and abstracts
DOCFLICS: docflic1: home turf, docflic2: New York, docflic3: P.R. & St. Croix
MISCELLANEOUS: photocombi, squares, jubilees and other occasions, NYC expo,Wanted, Jeugdtheater Heiloo feb. 2006, most views 2005: predigital, your favorite 2005 predigital pics, most views 2005: digital, your favorite 2005 digital pics, 1952: ADS FROM "BEATRIJS CATHOLIC WOMEN'S WEEKLY"
Photos of doc(q)man (11)
- Greek Dance 701 photos, 78 members
- Folk music and Gypsy 308 photos, 36 members
- Culturs and Traditions 5,616 photos, 178 members
- Traditions of the world 195 photos, 81 members
- monasterios 1,014 photos, 94 members
- Athina 2,413 photos, 136 members
- Greek Street Photographers 269 photos, 1,018 members
- greek churches 6,566 photos, 501 members
- Greek doors and windows 234 photos, 37 members
- Athens Street Art 9,834 photos, 1,109 members
- Grecia, Greece 18,230 photos, 455 members
- Ancient Greece, Ruínas da Grécia Antiga 969 photos, 154 members
- Athens today 640 photos, 79 members
- Greek Tavernas (Ελληνική Ταβέρνες) 312 photos, 47 members
- Greek traditions / Ελληνική παράδοση 5,464 photos, 336 members
- Ελληνικά / Greek / Greece 146,338 photos, 4,119 members
- Greece: NIGHT SHOTS ONLY! 1,816 photos, 216 members
- Ο Δρόμος - Street Photography in Greece 1,754 photos, 1,430 members
- Greek people & Greece 31,701 photos, 1,123 members
- Greece - Through the eyes of a stranger 1,785 photos, 245 members
- GREECE-HELLAS (AND FRIENDS OF GREECE) 41,989 photos, 1,304 members
- Photomontage 42,675 photos, 3,032 members
- Street_Metal 3,043 photos, 81 members
- Creative words 5,453 photos, 429 members
- Quotes from your favorite authors or books 618 photos, 220 members
- Classic quotes 385 photos, 46 members
- QUOTE IT 410 photos, 48 members
- Quotes Only 2,135 photos, 304 members
- Quotes you love 2,431 photos, 414 members
- Quote it! (Post one, quote one VOTE NOW) 615 photos, 310 members
- Quotables - Quotes in the Wild 515 photos, 177 members
- "quote unquote" 3,278 photos, 344 members
- Wisdom & Motivation Quotes 3,023 photos, 903 members
- Quotes in Public 1,252 photos, 226 members
- Quotes and Quotations 16,369 photos, 1,693 members
- Quotes & Greetings!! 842 photos, 213 members
- Movement Of Light 7,514 photos, 914 members
- Movement Abstractions 19 photos, 69 members
- movement shoot's! (NO VIDEOS) 4,269 photos, 654 members
- Movement & Motion 629,408 photos, 53,101 members
- Spiderweb Foundation 43 photos, 26 members
- Animal Architects 71 photos, 59 members
- Morning Dew 6,773 photos, 1,730 members
- Spider Web 11,586 photos, 2,654 members
- Spider Webs 5,534 photos, 1,697 members
- Natural Jewellery 25,285 photos, 4,087 members
- spiderweb 5,563 photos, 1,815 members
- One Bottle 27,460 photos, 5,367 members
- Rotterdam Centraal Station 6,025 photos, 751 members
- Sony Xperia Z3 Photos 5,324 photos, 245 members
"docman brings me a view of his world that is fascinating to me. I love his old family photos, presented in such a way that they have the appeal of fascination. I love to see how his life was lived in Holland when he was a boy. Not so different from mine in America.
His more current photos of Holland are also fascinating. I especially like the sets showing different areas of Holland. Many of the photos have a well written description, which adds to my knowledge of what life is like there."
October 22nd, 2005
"docman - the newly famous photographer of the romanesque fractal-like vegetable his wife refused to cook! Always a delight to see the variety in his world and sharing nature. I come back time and again to see his photo stream."
August 17th, 2005
Hanieh Bastani says:
"A man with an amazingly talented photostream, a beautiful view as apparent in the subjects and places he's photographed, and a great big heart. My passion for photography has flourished even more since the day he gave me a pro account. Thanks a million Ard, for your generosity and for your great photography."
July 20th, 2005
- Ard Hesselink
- January 2005
- BELLINGWOLDE, the Netherlands
- I am:
- Male and Taken