Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen
Kees van de Veen

Amsterdam Moments

by Kees van de Veen (The Netherlands)

I am a freelance photojournalist from the north of The Netherlands working for newspapers and magazines, both regional and national. Besides assigments I also photograph my own projects. I am interested in real stories from real people, photographed with respect and dignity.

For this workshop I’ve shot two stories.
The first one is about the Surinamese Songbird Society based in the Bijlmer area in Amsterdam.
Surinamese men train their Surinamese birds to sing as beautifully and as often as possible. During the matches, it is not only about the win, but also about the social aspect. Unfortunately, the singing season had ended during the making of this reportage, most birds moult and only sing again in the spring.

The other story is inspired by the work of Ed Kashi’s book Abandoned Moments. These images were taken without looking through the camera’s viewfinder. Since I never shoot this way, it was a good reason to give it a try. The series consists of photos I took of passers-by on the streets of Amsterdam.


Portfolio from the Visual Storytelling for Impact and Meaning workshop with Ed Kashi, September 2022.

Personal meeting with CHRISTIAN GOGOLIN,
Senior Photo Editor, GEO magazine Germany

FIRST SERIES : AMSTERDAM MOMENTS

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

 

 

SECOND SERIES: Suriname songbirds

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen

Nederland, ’22; Foto: Kees van de Veen


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