Guest Post: Roel van Noord.

Today’s Guest Post is from Roel van Noord, who has often contributed to the discussions on this site, but has otherwise been quietly modest about his own photography.

Well, that’s about to change.

Roel, in one of his projects, had the courage to head out on the street and ask total strangers to pose for him.  The result: a plethora of fascinating portraits.  Despite the diverse cast of characters captured in his images, there is one unifying element: they are all wearing hats.

I’ll let Roel explain how this came to be:

“Hi Peter,

I have been visiting your site almost everyday and I still love it. Thank you for putting in the effort of sharing your images and thoughts which are, at moments, very personal.

Has been a while since we connected… just started my second exhibition this year with a series of street portraits.  The theme is goed gemutst (“well hatted”), which in Dutch means something like “looking good” but also “feeling good” (well spirited).  Don’t know if there is a similar translation for that in English.

The series was shot in winter and shows people comfy dressed (hats/shawls) against the cold (a bit like ‘if you snooze you loose’, or as we say in Holland, “if you stay at home because of the weather you are always wrong”). You will see here that the weather was fabulous ;o) “


Wolfman Jack

100% Pure


Smiling eyes

Just did it

Thank you very much Roel!

To see more of Roel‘s work, please see here.


11 thoughts on “Guest Post: Roel van Noord.

  1. Vincent says:

    Mooie portretten Roel, goed gedaan! 🙂 Well done!

  2. very nice to see Roel´s work here, on the blog that i enjoy so much :).


  3. Alex says:

    Great work Roel!

  4. mewanchuk says:

    Nice stuff Roel!

    I read about your exhibit on DPReview–congratulations (and well deserved)!

    Out of curiosity: what were these shot with? The tones, DOF, and choice of focus are all very pleasing.

    All the best,

  5. andygemmell says:

    Nice series Roel and well done on the exhibitions.

  6. Thank you very much guys for the positive comments. Glad you liked my work.

  7. Jason Timmis says:

    Very nice shots Roel. You have managed to find some interesting faces amongst some very nice winter light. The lens and sensor combo are definitely working for you also!

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