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Left on Tuesday after work to pick up Zoi at Tilburg Statiion ….we continued to the Druinense Duinen for our shoot… last time we were shooting indoors so this time we opted for outdoor in nature…. as I have been shooting a lot medium format (Contax 645) recently, I wanted this one to have a more edgy look – so I took the Nikon F4 with Kodak Px125 film. Despite the army  of mosquitos around ( still have itches everywhere), I had a great time and we got some nice images…. Zoi is really fun to shoot with – poses and expressions are just right from picture one….


Nikon F4 with Kodak Px125 and two rolls of Tri-X… developed in Kodak HC 110
I am posting lots of “almost”  duplicates again…. and let you decide which ones are better 🙂




  1. Stefan
    4. August 2011 / 23:15

    Wenn ich mir die Kritik erlauben darf: Dem Model fehlt es an Variabilität. Der Ausdruck/Blick ist durchgängig gleich und darüber hinaus auch nicht wirklich “ehrlich”. Schade.

    • Axel
      28. August 2011 / 22:12

      ich schliesse mich dieser Meinung definitiv an.

      Ich bin ein echter fan von Jan, diesem begnadeten Fotografen. Und was ich so an den anderen Bildern liebe ist die Natürlichkeit, insb. der Models.
      In diesem Fall… ja, Schade!

  2. Clay
    4. August 2011 / 23:16

    Just found your blog and we love it. Your model is stunning and your pictures are spectacular. Thanks for sharing.


  3. 4. August 2011 / 23:44

    Great that you go back to use other cameras again Jan and definitive the shoot with Zoi wins of this!! Edgy with a more raw feeling pairs so good with Zoi’s softness. Love it.

  4. 5. August 2011 / 01:32

    I noticed on image 11 there are a couple horizontal lines. I’ve had a similar experience with the F4 (though much more extreme). Have you noticed this before? I think it might only be visible when scanning black and white.

    Amazing work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • 5. August 2011 / 02:02

      Thanks Andy… I have noticed those… but I thought they were resulting from my development… I will check my next 35mm rolls with a different camera… you think the F4 scratches the film somewhere?

      • 5. August 2011 / 18:38

        I’ve actually noticed the lines on a few other cameras, but the F4 and my old Zeiss Contarex are by far the worst culprits. I wonder if the lines have always been there, but we never noticed them in the days before scanning. Oddly, it appears that some of the lines aren’t straight, which is also quite confusing. Perhaps it’s my processing, but I really am careful when loading my film. I’ll be interested to hear your results.

      • 9. August 2011 / 18:18

        I had this on a F6 bought second-hand, it scratched all my first Tri-X rolls. I then sent it to repair and they changed the inner back (pressure) plate. Now everything is ok.

  5. 5. August 2011 / 01:58

    Jan – glad to see we can still rock an “old” 35MM and some B&W can make great art.

    What lenses did you use for this shoot? The 135 MM?

    • 5. August 2011 / 02:01

      Thanks Rob, I used the 1.4/50mm and 1.4/85mm – both pretty wide open at f2

  6. 5. August 2011 / 08:01

    Jan this serie is more than wonderful!

  7. 5. August 2011 / 08:53

    tolle serie … ich mag diese sommerliche leichte atmosphäre in den bildern … sie macht ihre sache auch sehr gut .


  8. Marcel
    5. August 2011 / 18:33

    Wenn ich mir das Lob erlauben darf :

    Du fotografierst Frauen so sensibel – dass sie immer im besten Licht und voller Anmut erstrahlen können .

    LG Marcel

  9. 5. August 2011 / 20:27

    Nice to see you using again small format. I like the mood you obtain in these locations. Worth the mosquitos’ bites !
    And Zoi is really charismatic.

  10. carl
    6. August 2011 / 16:10

    Het model en de camera/objectief doen dan wel hun werk, maar boven alles maak je mooie beelden en is het licht sensueel verleidend en een lust voor het oog. Keep up the good work … Mvg Carl

  11. 6. August 2011 / 18:47

    Wow, this is incredible, your work, models, lighting, tones… I could go on and on.

    I got to your website from Flickr and this is amazing. I put up a new site a couple of weeks ago and I wanted a simple way to upload new shots into my port and slide shows. Your site is amazing, so clean and professional and easy to move around.
    I will have to look up Dripbook.

    Thanks again for sharing!

  12. 8. August 2011 / 16:44

    What a fantastic set of images, your combination of analogue film and as ever strikingly naturally beautiful models is a winning combination. I seldom see the feeling you are able to achieve with your work in much nude photography. More power to your elbow sir.

    Paul C

  13. hpnvsn
    8. August 2011 / 17:46

    number six is my favourite, just hide all but so sensual and the face is unique, nice model .. thanks for sharing !

  14. 8. August 2011 / 18:22

    I think she’s the most sexiest woman i see long time ago! nice work!!

  15. Vantz
    8. August 2011 / 21:04

    Perfect model with perfect photos =) ” I think she’s the most sexiest woman i see long time ago! nice work!! (Gerard BOYER) +1 !!!

    La top classe ! Continue !!!

  16. 9. August 2011 / 18:25

    schön! sehr fein. unerhört wenig ausschuss für 2 rollen film 🙂
    und die dame ist hübsch 😛

  17. 9. August 2011 / 22:31

    She’s incredibly beautiful. Your first serie with her is still one of my favorites. Congratulation for your work with her.

  18. José L.
    26. August 2011 / 11:03

    beautiful work,perfect photos lighting, tones

  19. 15. October 2011 / 16:22

    I love the expression of this model. Jan. great job but I love another section in the room. the lighting is perfect, great scenery

  20. 18. August 2012 / 23:37

    Lovely set.

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