My story in dance

Every now and then I photograph a ballet dancer. A few weeks ago a dancer came to my studio for such a shoot. We had no plan. But what I sometimes do is give a dancer a theme and ask him or her to ‘dance it out’. This […]

My meeting with the Apostle Paul

The phone call I had been hoping for finally came on a Thursday afternoon. It was my friend the professor. “Get everything ready,” he said. “It’s going to be Saturday evening. The museum closes at five. We need a couple of hours to set up. Then the extraction […]

Waiting for the end of the ages

So a man walks into a bar. No, this is not the start of a joke. This story is happening as we speak in my country, the Netherlands. He is disheveled, dirty, and very confused. He is a bout 25 years old. A few days later he comes […]

“What if we’re just people?”

Christians love conversion testimonies (stories about how people become christian). I am finding I enjoy stories about deconversion: stories about how people start questioning their faith and finally walk away from faith. Christianity, and particularly evangelicalism, is a very strong faith system. It has narrative power, social power, […]

The ruins of my faith

I took this picture last week. I saw the scene in a flash as I was driving to a photography assignment. This small, church-building like shack was being torn down. Filled to the rim with garbage, in total derelict state, with a bulldozer standing by to bring on […]

My process out of faith

How does one ‘loose his (or her) faith? I did not one day wake up and say to myself: from now on I do not believe in Jesus anymore. As I have argued in my last blogpost my deconversion was a long and difficult process. It took about […]

What has happened?

This blog has been dormant for almost seven years. I last blogged on October 8, 2012. I am really not sure why I stopped blogging. As I read back over the last entries in the blog I can see changes were already taking place. One could argue I […]

First, a little housekeeping…

Before we go on it would be good to address some general issues. I am looking forward to engaging with you. To avoid debates or mistaken expectations, let me clarify the following. Frequency I intend to post here regularly. The frequency will depend on whether I am inspired […]

The Journey continues

I have decided to start blogging again. I have things to say, questions to ask, and conversations I want to have. We live in a complicated world, and I know my opinions do not necessarily make a difference. But I have come to realize that my hesitancy to […]