My photos in NEW Dutch Photography Talent book 2013.

As you might know I was selected as one of the NEW Dutch Photography Talents 2013. Here I present the book featuring four of my photos. It counts 411 pages and contains photos of 100 upcoming photographers from the Netherlands.

Want to win a copy? At the end of this post you can find out how. My photos were selected from the series No Place Like Home’ and ‘A Day at the Beach’. This is work in progress, so expect to see updates about the series in the future.


Photos were selected from the series ‘No place like home’ and ‘A day at the beach’.

The launch party was in the GUP Gallery in Amsterdam. Crowded is an understatement! Photos of all the photographers were exhibited, but it was nearly impossible to walk, let alone seeing the photos. During the evening I’ve met a lot of nice people and when I went home satisfied, my backpack was a few books and kilograms heavier.


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[Update: A post is online with some photos of the NEW Dutch Photography Talent Book 2013]

New Dutch Photography 2013 Wout Overkamp

New Dutch Photography Talent website

Last December I found a very nice e-mail in my inbox.
I’m selected as one of the NEW Dutch Photography Talents 2013!!
Four of my photos will be featured in the NEW 2013 book, which will be available worldwide. One of them you see above and the other three you’ll find out about soon!

There will be a launch party and exhibition in the GUP Gallery in Amsterdam on February 28th.

New Dutch Photography Talent is an initiative of the people behind GUP Magazine. New is a book, a catalogue, a style-guide featuring the best 100 emerging Dutch talents on an annual base. New is a platform bringing Dutch based talents to the attention of galleries, museums, agencies, media companies and institutions that work with imagery and design.

New is more! With its 420 pages it is the style Bible for art directors, curators, collectors, photography and design lovers, and fellow photographers and designers. With a print run of 2.500 copies, New makes sure the best emerging talents around will get the attention.

Covers New Dutch Photography Talent  2013

Covers New Dutch Photography Talent 2013

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No place like home

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home \ˈhōm\
1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
2. the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.
3. an institution for the homeless, sick, etc.: a nursing home.
4. the dwelling place or retreat of an animal.

This photo is part of a series about something that has drawn my interest for a long time.
What this photoseries is about I will not yet reveal…
A few photos already in my portfolio will be part of this series.

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Every now and then, the cover of my facebook page will change and reveal something about an upcoming photo.

At last, thanks Juul for getting up early in the morning and standing on the ice in the freezing cold wind!!

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Karina Caputi in the Kapteyn Institute

Karina Caputi in the Kapteyn Institute

The Universiteitskrant Groningen will go digital very soon, but it doesn’t mean the end of paper. Once in a while a magazine will be published with the best stories from the website, and a little more. For the first edition: Karina Caputi.

Karina is an astronomer from Argentina. She works as a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Kapteyn Institute. ‘The farther the object the more fascinating!’

UK Magazine Januari 2013

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Eamon in the University server room

Eamon in the University server room.

For my monthly feature in Universiteitskrant Groningen I wander around in University buildings, looking for people whose job is often overlooked. The photo above you can find in the first issue of 2013, what happens to be the last printed edition. The Universiteitskrant decided to surf the wave of the digital age and future issues will be available digitally only.

Photographed is Eamon Nerbonne, software developer in the Donalds Smits Centre for Information Technology. He is working on the student- and study-informationsystem ‘Progress.NET’. In the background you see the servers on which ‘Progress’ is running. What you don’t see on the photo is the tremendous noise and heat coming from the computers!

Notice the differences and similarities with the previous photo for ‘Wout kijkt’. Over the past few decades our information systems have changed quite a bit.

UK1 (Wout kijkt: Eamon Nerbonne)

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Wout kijkt: Wim Braakman

Wim Braakman in the University Library

For the December issue of Wout Kijkt, my monthly feature for Universiteitskrant Groningen, I photographed Wim Braakman, who works at the University Library.

Wout kijkt: Wim Braakman

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This is the first photo for a returning section in Universiteitskrant Groningen called ‘Wout Kijkt’ (translates to something like ‘Wout Sees’), for which I portray employees of the University of Groningen.

Ákos Kovács

Ákos Kovács inspects biofilms under the stereomicroscope. Groningen, the Netherlands.

Ákos Kovács (35) is a postdoctoral researcher at the research-group Molecular Genetics. In the Centre of Life-sciences he investigates the development of biofilm by the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. A biofilm is a colony of bacteria that have attached themselves to a surface.

Ákos is interested in the genes involved in development of such a biofilm. To be able to study this, the investigated bacterium is genetically modified in such a way that a ‘special’ protein is being produced. This protein originates from a jellyfish and exhibits green fluorescence when exposed to blue light. Exactly this property allows Ákos to study the biofilm.

“A great feature of the microscope used here”, Ákos says, “is the possibility to create time-lapse videos”. A developing biofilm can be followed for some days and be displayed in a few seconds. In this way you can exactly see in what stage of development the biofilm starts exhibiting fluorescence.

Wout kijkt: Ákos Kovács

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The research-group Molecular Genetics in Groningen is specialized in examining the genetics of microbes at macro- and microscopic levels. The ‘iGEM team Groningen’ which has recently won the ’2012 iGEM World Championship Jamboree’ was supervised by Molecular Genetics members.

Joris van Alphen did a great job in starting this photoseries, take a look at his website!

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