Heart On One’s SleeveJuly 3, 2014

This weekend I very quietly launched my  little shop selling prints of my personal work.

This has been on my mind for such a long time and it feels a little bit like walking around with my heart on my sleeve, which is generally how I tend to live my life.

I’m excited to share with you my new online printshop

I currently sell prints and plan to have other items in the near future.

If there is a particular print, you would like, please contact me. I would be delighted to take on custom orders too,  so please get in touch with me to see what the possibilities are.

 

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For the love of MusicJune 30, 2010

My love for music also extends to the musicians playing it and I find my job particularly fulfilling when I can catch a musician in his/her element. Fortunately, I have many opportunities to do this, since my best friend Sandhya Sanjana is a fantastic musician. These images are in honour of her new CD, Random Access Melody , for which she asked me to shoot some promotional pictures and I was most happy to do so! The band members were a delight to shoot. They exuded ease and gave me free reign of the shoot and allowed me to experiment freely. It’s not often that I am allowed to do that and have an inspirational subject at the same time.
So, here are the results of a rather liberating session.

Mijn liefde voor de muziek strekt zich ook uit naar de muziekanten die het spelen en mijn werk geeft mij extra voldoening wanneer ik een muzikant in zijn/haar element kan vastleggen. Gelukkig heb ik vele mogelijkheden om dit te doen, aangezien mij beste vriendin Sandhya Sanjana een fantastische muzikant is. Deze afbeeldingen zijn ter ere van haar nieuwe CD Random Access Melody, waarvoor ze me gevraagd heeft een paar promotiefoto’s te maken en ik was meer dan bereid om dit te doen! De bandleden waren fantastisch om te fotograferen. Ze straalden rust uit en gaven mij de vrije hand in de sessie en stonden mij toe om vrijelijk te experimenteren. Het gebeurd niet vaak dat ik dat mag doen en tegelijkertijd een inspirerend onderwerp heb.

Dus, hier is het resultaat van een redelijk bevrijdende sessie.


Maarten Meddens – Fender Rhodes

Marko Bonarius – Acoustic Bass

Rudi Sanders – Drums

Sandhya Sanjana-Vocals


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Guest Blogger-Sandhya Sanjana on CreativityMarch 17, 2010

It was in 1992 that I met Vinita for the first time. We were attending a Buddhist meeting in New Delhi. she had come from Poona, I from Bombay. The tone of the meeting was rather serious and in the midst of this, Vinita told us a joke which cracked me up. I thought anyone who can be so irreverent at such a solemn occasion is truly after my own heart. From that point onwards, life threw us together more and more and the friendship was firmly established. Vini was doing a course in photography in Bombay and so moved there from Pune.

Some of the earliest pics she took of the kids (who were opening a jazz festival at the ages of 9 and 11) were used as their publicity pics for this festival. She also took portfolio pictures of my beautiful girl who was very taken up with modelling, amongst other things. Then she took pictures of me as I sang with my group DIVYA.


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Quite a few years ago, when she was struggling to be a photographer while keeping her day job at the travel agency, she asked me “What inspires you to work at your music?” I had to give that question a good thought as I had never thought of it in that way before. I think of only music when left alone, when not having to answer phones, do errands or pay the bills. I am either listening to some great inspiring stuff or trying to recapture that small ditty which buzzed in my head while I was half asleep. When I am on the street, my feet make a rhythm while walking…that sparks off a melody or rhythm. I hear a great CD and my mind starts wandering into a slight by lane and I have to stop listening to capture the tune in my own head. But the most inspiring source for me is life. I have had a relatively happy and content life.

Therefore my first attempts to write songs with lyrics ended up being very flower child in their tone and stance. Peter (who’s my husband, best fan and my strictest critic) said nice and all but a bit too much in the clouds…all this talk about peace and universal love. Being a singer who never played an instrument, I had to rely on other musicians to make my ideas come to fruition. But then I went and studied (again at Peter’s behest) the use of a programme called Reason. That made me able to put down my ideas as a sketch using loops and simple arrangements. Liberation ! And truly enough, once I felt empowered to create my own tracks, suddenly the block was lifted. And then my writing became more real. And it is in dealing with pain and disappointment, anger and frustration that my tunes were most convincing. People could relate to them.

Sandhya Sanjana from joao costa on Vimeo.

Today Vini’s career as a lifestyle photographer has taken off. She has photographed many of my concerts, as well as of her other musician friends. She specialises in weddings too. She has taken many photos of families and children. So somehow the thread of our first connection remains…



Be sure to check out Sandhya’s website

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When 4 photographers get together part IIJuly 12, 2009

Remember this post ? Yes, the girls (Tineke, Natalie ) were back again with camera in tow! This time we had Sandra Aartman join us in our fun morning filled with fun, laughter, picture taking,delicious lunch and dessert…you guessed right bagels and cheesecake! If you are ever in Gouda, do stop by De Goudsche Bagel you won’t regret it!

Herrinner je je deze blog entry nog?Jawel, de meiden (Tineke en  Natalie ) waren terug bewapend met hun camera’s! Deze keer werden wij vergezeld door Sandra  Aartman tijdens onze ochtend gevuld met gezelligheid, gelach, het nemen van foto’s en een verrukkelijke lunch met toetje… goed geraden: Bagels en cheesecake! Als je ooit in Gouda bent ga dan eens langs bij De Goudsche Bagel. Je zult er geen spijt van krijgen!


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When 3 photographers get together….April 18, 2009

On Thursday, I got to hang with some really cool photographers, Tineke from Spaghetti Fotografie and Natalie from Tigscreations Photography
Here is a peek into the day we had…This is what happens when 3 photographers spend an afternoon together! Make sure you click on their links and check out their blogs…They both do amazing work!


Op donderdag heb ik rondgehangen met een paar hele coole fotografen, Tineke van Spaghetti Fotografie en Natalie van Tigscreations Photography. Hier is een kijkje in de dag die we samen doorbrachten… Dit gebeurd er als 3 fotografen een middag samen doorbrengen! Klik even op hun blog links om hun geweldige werk te bekijken!
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Ok I know I suck at self-portraits, but hey, there's always room for improvement right? Ok, Ik weet dat ik slecht ben in zelfportretten maar er is altijd ruimte voor verbetering toch?

Ok I know I suck at self-portraits, but hey, there’s always room for improvement right? Ok, Ik weet dat ik slecht ben in zelfportretten maar er is altijd ruimte voor verbetering toch?

Some behind the scene and in front of the camera action..Enige actie van achter de schermen en voor de camera...

Some behind the scene and in front of the camera action..Enige actie van achter de schermen en voor de camera…

The paparazzi's got to tigs...De paparazzis kregen tigs in het vizier...

The paparazzi’s got to tigs…De paparazzis kregen tigs in het vizier…

Ended the afternoon with iced-cappucino's and I so fell in love with these tiny water glasses! Thank you girls I had such a wonderful day! Oh yes, and I've never been blogged before so it was quite an exciting expereince to be on someone else's blog! Wij beeindigden de middag met iced cappucino's en ik vond deze water glasjes zo schattig! Dank je wel dames voor een geweldige middag, ik heb er echt van genoten.  O ja, ik ben er nog nooit geblogd dus het is een interessante ervaring op iemand anders blog te staan!

Ended the afternoon with iced-cappucino’s and I so fell in love with these tiny water glasses! Thank you girls I had such a wonderful day! Oh yes, and I’ve never been blogged before so it was quite an exciting expereince to be on someone else’s blog! Wij beeindigden de middag met iced cappucino’s en ik vond deze water glasjes zo schattig! Dank je wel dames voor een geweldige middag, ik heb er echt van genoten. O ja, ik ben er nog nooit geblogd dus het is een interessante ervaring op iemand anders blog te staan!

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My babies, all grown up…March 7, 2009

Yes, these are my babies. These are my bff’s kids. I babysat them back in the 90′s when I was assistant to a photographer.
After a hard night of babsysitting these merciless kids used to chuck a bucket of water on me to wake me up. They claim their motives were entirely altruistic: they just wanted to make sure I was at work on time!
These cheeky kids are also talented. In those days Mr J used to play the drums and Miss B use to play the keyboards. Now, Mr J is mixing his own tunes and is a DJ and Miss B a lovely professional model.
The first image is taken in the early 90’s – yes the film days. My apologies for the quality – its a scanned version.
This is the first time in all these years we’ve been able to do a shoot again.
They are gorgeous. Thanks for the wonderful session. Love you all.

Auntie Vinita

Ja dit zijn mijn baby’s. Het zijn de kinderen van mijn beste vriendin. Ik was hun babysitter in de jaren 90, toen ik assistent van een fotograaf was.Na een zware nacht van babysitten hadden deze genadeloze kinderen de gewoonte om een emmer water op mij te gooien om mij wakker te maken. Zij beweerden uitsluitend zuivere motieven te hebben: zij wilden gewoon zeker zijn dat ik op tijd op mijn werk zou zijn!

Deze ondeugende kinderen zijn ook getalenteerd. Mr J speelde drums in die dagen en Miss B speelde keyboard. Nu mixt Mr J zijn eigen muziek en is een DJ and Miss B is een prachtig professioneel model. De eerste foto is genomen in het begin van de jaren 90 – ja de film dagen. Mijn excuses voor de kwaliteit. Het is een gescande versie. Dit is de eerste keer in al deze jaren dat we in staat waren om opnieuw een sessie te doen.

Ze zijn schitterend. Bedankt voor de fantastische sessie. Ik houd van jullie allemaal.

Auntie Vinita

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Sandhya Sanjana’s Mother IndiaJanuary 7, 2009

I hope everyone had a great christmas and a wonderful new year….I had a gigantic to-do list planned for the holidays which ofcourse never got done, oh well…they dont call it the ‘ New Years’ for nothing. So here I am, back (not to forget that huge to-do list) with a bit of a kick-start! At the end of December, I visited my bff
Sandhya Sanjana . Her kids were down and we had a great family session (coming-up soon) and a special session for Sandhya’s new project which is called Sandhya Sanjana’s Mother India. We had such a great time doing this session…Thank you Sandhya for the session and Ms. A for the make up!You look as gorgeous as ever!

Ik hoop dat iedereen een fantastische kerst heeft gehad en een geweldig nieuwjaar… ik had een gigantische to-do list gemaakt voor de vakantie, waar ik natuurlijk niet aan ben toegekomen, maar ja, ze noemen het niet voor niets nieuwjaar. Dus hier ben ik (en niet te vergeten de grote to-do list) met een soort van kickstart. Eind december bezocht ik mijn beste vriendin Sandhya Sanjana. Haar kinderen waren overgekomen en we hebben een geweldige familiesessie (komt er snel aan) en een speciale sessie voor Sandhya’s nieuwe project genaamd Sandhya Sanjana’s Mother India. We hebben zo’n fantastische tijd gehad tijdens het doen van deze sessie. Dank je wel Sandhya voor de sessie! Je ziet er beeldschoon uit, net als altijd.

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