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Monologue is a daily publication during 2021. I mostly write about photography, personal growth and some other stuff that keeps me busy.
I’ve been keeping track of the basket next to our house and its deterioration process.
What more can I say? It’s my birthday baby1. No big introspections from me at
Most days I feel pretty uninspired but I still soldier on with these monologues. Because,
Further plans and wishes. Build out my website until it can financially support my photography.
What’s a man to do when everything that could be done has been done? Is
What’s a man to do when he can no longer dedicate his energy to making
This might sound weird. I’m thinking about scheduling my downtime. Yes that definitely sounds weird
To do cover intro font layout outro test book Do you see that? The to
100 days. 101 days if we’re being exact1. This project has been going for 100
I was watching this new Street Diaries episode by Joe Greer1 and there were a
What if, and hear me out here, I actually listened to my own advice for
The weather stays dreary but that won’t stop me. I’m still getting on that bike.
It seems like winter is back again. It’s a shame because I was thriving on
I started giving away camera neck strap samples to my friends and I love the
As I write these things, I sit down and don’t think about things too much.
Textures. During documentation, focus on textures and patterns. Shoot wide, shoot medium, shoot close, shoot
My guys, I have done no sprinting today. I needed the time off. Not that
Almost done! I did forget to add ‘do final checks’ to my to do list,
More progress! But… I also don’t want to talk about the project in depth anymore
I still can’t think of a few proper words for the intro. I need something
My to do list from yesterday has now turned into this week’s sprint to get
I need to: design a cover write a few words for the intro find a
How much of it really matters? I mean truly matter. My guess is, not much.
Today I updated the sign up flow for my newsletter. I added two-step verification and
It’s amazing how much a little working out can make a difference. All I did
Well won’t you look at that. All it took was an afternoon by myself in
The amount of unrest I felt yesterday could be fully attributed to my lack of
While I did do some work on the book, most of my time today has
Nick Cave just said “we are fireflies trapped in the hand of a boy”. I
What’s up people from the internet. I just came up with an idea. And then
As I mentioned only the day before yesterday, I need to get out more. I
I’ve been feeling a little anxious lately so to combat that, I only allow myself
It has been quite a while ago since I realized I need to get out
I’ve had this song in my head all day now and I don’t know what
I wanted to write something fun and thoughtful but I can’t come up with either
Moved The Silence Around installation to its grave today. Feeling unburdened again. Visited a friend’s
Check this. You know how I made those circles for The Silence Around, right? Do
Look at that. Progress. It was an uphill struggle today but I managed to squeeze
I’m a little sad because I couldn’t find proper time to work on some personal
The other day somebody asked me how my photography business was doing. I didn’t know
A square? No, a more traditional shape. And then create my own design from scratch?
Sleep. Play videos games. Watch YouTube videos. Repeat. Monday.
Today was a day of self-study and wandering. Of the mind but also a little
You know those days when your hay fever surfaces and all you can do is
As I began writing these stories, I focused on using as little words as possible.
It’s a good thing I don’t make daily vlogs but stick to daily blogs. Most
This afternoon I hopped on my bike and drove off without knowing where exactly I
Good news, I just sent out my second issue of my newsletter Dialogue! When I
I don’t feel like writing anything today. So I won’t. I don’t have much to
I wrote a whole bunch of things today but it wasn’t a Monologue. Okay so
This morning I took a little diversion on my way to work and filmed the
You know what I just did? Well, not ‘I’ but rather, ‘we’. We’ve sent an
It’s February 24th, 18 degrees Celsius, and as a true Dutchman befits, I’m sitting on
I came up with a nine step plan for the next two photo projects I
I’m not writing anything today. Though writing that you’re not writing is technically still writing.
I filmed another video for ‘Do You Register?’ this afternoon. I did forget to bring
It’s not difficult to be exceptional, all you need to do is persevere when others
Almost forgot to write a few words today. Why? Because I was at work all
I’m sitting in a chair with a very content cat in my lap. I can’t
As you probably know (probably not), as a photographer I make a filthy amount of
Today will be just a quick update. I have added the miniature photo project I
I have this bad habit of piling up my editing work until the point that
The first ‘DO YOU REGISTER?’1 is online since yesterday. This is exiting because it means
Even when nothing happens, so many things happen. Despite an image being static, its subjects
This morning I gave the videography idea a go. It required me to get up
I have a new idea involving video that might become an important contribution to my
I was so excited about yesterday’s miniature photo project, that I started mocking up a
the moment I turn around the corner, all I can see is this beautiful light.
Okay fine, I concede. Yesterday’s photos are turning out pretty great in the edit. That
Today I had my first client shoot in months. It’s been a while and that
You might’ve deduced it from previous stories but I also have a parttime office job.
The layout of the black & white squares project (still no name for it as
A few things on my mind. A few thoughts worth sharing. Photography as a constant.
I got into the office early today. Around 8 am. Somebody had to be there
I think about photography so much that even when I’m trying to zone out a
I didn’t do much today and I plan to keep it that way.
looking back on one month of daily writing. January by the numbers Total words written
I don’t have much to say today other than that I plan to write a
There’s this tendency I have that I need to make record of. Here it goes.
Featured image by Patrick Tomasso The new Fujifilm X-E4. Do I need it? No. Do
I don’t, technically, have to write a whole Monologue today as I’ve written my first
I take my bike and go for a ride in the rural areas around the
I’m listing to this Dan Milnor podcast where he mentions how social media is about
I believe that being a well rounded individual is one of the highest goals you
Lately I’ve been feeling short of breath. Normally that means I’m high on stress. Not
A year ago. Only a year ago. Already a year ago. We were posted up
Sometimes I worry I’m too focussed on the peripherals and not enough on the goal.
In my quest for artistic growth and my search for topical meaning, I figured I
I posted this tweet yesterday that got me thinking: because I imply that the end
Photography confessions. I used to be obsessed with the images that came along with The
I sent out my first newsletter yesterday. On accident. It’s not a big deal but
Photo projects, on projects, on projects. Lately I’ve been enjoying an increasing amount of ideas.
Today’s story might be even more uninteresting than usual (at least to people that aren’t
Yesterday’s story wasn’t that good. I knew it when I wrote it and I know
My afternoon was marked by de- and reassembling a vintage Voigtländer Color-Ultron 50mm f1.8.
A new homepage for my website. Finally. After 115 revisions and iterations, I think I
I was blessed enough to help a friend out with stripping down their new home
I sit down after a long day at the office. I open my Heineken and
Today marks the day that I sold my first fine art photo print! I’ve made
I’m keeping today’s Monologue short on purpose to temper the expectations a little. I wrote
This is a cliché. As creatives, we need to make more physical products. Photographers in
It’s day number 3 and I already don’t know what to write. That shouldn’t matter
I find myself thinking out loud a lot recently. Sure, it’s something that I’ve always
Photography is easy when you know where to point your camera. Finding those things might
Daily writing. That’s something I want to do. Why? I’m not sure yet. Partly because
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