Resist My Prince • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Resist, My Prince • CB&W

Resist, My Prince • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for Letter R – at least six letters the letter R in the word.

Resist, My Prince • CB&W
Resist, My Prince • CB&W

This is part of an artwork (which I have dubbed ‘Forbidden Books’) that is currently on display in Museum Voorlinden.

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Bench By The Sea • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

A bench by the sea

Bench By The Sea • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for benches.

A bench by the sea
A bench by the sea

I took this moody photo by the beach which is a 15 minute walk from where I live.

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A Short Lighthouse • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

A Short Lighthouse • CB&W landscape

A Short Lighthouse • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for things that are short.

A Short Lighthouse • CB&W
A Short Lighthouse • CB&W

This is by far the shortest lighthouse I’ve ever seen. Shot in Cadaquès, Catalunia,Spain. There is desperately little information to be found online other than the lighthouse stands only 11 meters tall and is Catalunia’s second oldest lighthouse, having been built in 1873.

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Mid-Week Monochrome • MWM • #34

Midget stairs • MWM #34

Mid-Week Monochrome • MWM • #34

Midget stairs • MWM #34
Midget stairs • MWM #34

Submission for Brashley Photographys Mid-Week Monochrome and Cee’s B&W Challenge.

I have posted this photo before on Norm’s challenge, but somehow I like this monochrome version at least as much.

Fences and Gates • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Cadaquès fence • Fences and Gates • CB&W 16:9

Fences and Gates • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for this week’s episode.

Chinatown • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Chinatown • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Gates in Berlin • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Gates in Berlin • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Gate in Cadaquès • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Gate in Cadaquès • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Cadaquès fence • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Cadaquès fence • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Rotterdam fence • Fences and Gates • CB&W
Rotterdam fence • Fences and Gates • CB&W

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Tables, chairs, etc. • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Garden table & benches • CB&W
Garden table & benches • CB&W
Garden table & benches • CB&W
Vintage lounge chair • CB&W
Vintage lounge chair • CB&W
Art deco desk & chairs •CB&W
Art deco desk & chairs •CB&W
Design desk & chair • CB&W
Design desk & chair • CB&W

Chairs, tables, etc. • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for this week’s episode.

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Abandoned • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Abandoned bicycle

Abandoned • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is my entry for this week’s episode of this challenge. A.k.a. Bicycles, Tricycles, Motorcycles, Unicycles. But I’d like to put this into a somewhat different context. That the recession is well past us is something we all know. Consumption is on the rise…still. Especially the consumption of durable consumption goods (see the table at the end of this post for instance). Here’s the thing though: I’ve often wondered whether this is a good sign. Since most ‘markets’, especially those for durable consumer goods, are saturated.

What can this mean?

Which means basically that for every purchase of something new, something old gets discarded. And it shows. Bicycles, motorcycles, HiFi’s, even cars are abandoned unceremoniously in the streets. Around the problem of illegally dumped bicycles in the Netherlands I’ve already written a short post. To show that abandoned old and tired consumer durables is however a real and global problem see for instance the below photos.

Abandoned stuff

Abandoned Honda • CB&W
Abandoned motorcycle, Cadaquès, Catalunia, Spain. Photographed February 6, 2020.
Abandoned vintage radio • CB&W
Abandoned Philips vintage radio. Photographed in The Hague, January 9, 2020.
Abandoned toilet • CB&W
Abandoned toilet, Cadaquès, Catalunia, Spain. Photographed February 4, 2020.
Discarded bicycle • CB&W
Discarded bicycle. Photographed in The Hague, January 7, 2020

I’ve got tons more of these pictures taken in the streets of Amsterdam, The Hague, Cairo. I’ll be posting these off and on.

What do I hope to accomplish with this post?

So…what do I hope to accomplish with this post to a select, presumably higher than averagely educated audience such as you? Well for starters, T H I N K if you really need that new piece of stuff before you acquire it. And I’m sure that you do, because don’t we all love new toys? So when you do buy that new shiny toy you/we so desperately need, T H I N K what you will do with your old one. Make sure it’s being recycled? Give it a new life by giving it away to a second hand shop? Whatever, as long as you do not abandon it without giving it any thought. We’re drowning in enough shit as it is…

Here’s the promised table:

Source: CBS (Central Bureau of Statistics). This table reflects just the consumption in the Netherlands.

Moving Water • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Moving Water Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge

Here’s my entry for this week’s Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge on ‘Moving Water’.
The details of this challenge can be found here.
This is a photo of some of the sluicegates at the Maashaven (Maas Harbor) in Rotterdam. It was taken with an iPhone XR back camera from a moving bus, hence the reflections.

Moving Water at sluicegates for Cee's Black & White Photo Challenge
Moving Water • Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

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