Olaf de Vries [olafdevries]

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BIOGRAPHY
Netherlands 1945. Amateur. Way of shooting: fast and intuitive, always just one time a shot. Mostly 'on forehand' looking for good light and 'proper' backgrounds. Composing is cropping by the viewer, I hardly do crop afterwards. Post-processing isn't my way of expressing; that's the shooting itself, the adventure on the spot. Always pretenting the results being vivid with some slightly added contrast, poeh: I discovered half 2013 that my right eye, I shoot and for the most part observe with, does in fact notice things one stop too bright! Yes, that's why 'some' photos in the portfolio will look overdone. Wow, just me, often promoting a 'realistic' result. An advise? Shoot what YOU like and NOT what you THINK others will like. Clearly for me - son of a sculptor and so loving people - that got 'street'. And yes: in color, being an extra challenge. B&W is great, but I don't shoot film anymore. And no, not 'every thing' already has been done before. Every situation is different, every surprise unique. Go for it, it's working hard, try to grab it & enjoy: Art simply is walking around in the streets.

Country: NL

GALLERIES

sharestuff -

France street -

street re-uploaded -

vertical -

landscape, birds and nature -

mixed -

street just not shown before -

humor

starting street - June 2006 -

starting digital - May 2005 -

converted to black and white -

quarter pounders -

French street -

starting street continued -

that same afternoon 23-3-2011

life in my small Dutch town -

Queensday, street portraits

abstract

conquering France again

wait a minute

welcomed back & parked shots

unsharp, a pity

emotional favorites

Inspiring France 2014

PHOTOS

Island hopping

The whiff

Yes you did

Her second second

Obvious

Protection..

The restored dog

Solid

Downtown

Like peppermint

Sec fifty six

Head of a family

Turn in time

Yes mam

I didn't shoot

His stadium

The lake called fake

Time out

Some flour

Concentrated

Treasuring

Have a brake

In ten minutes

Still handholding

Rising grace

Spraying is saying

The aupair

Having a point

Tsarina

Oneliner

Incredible

Noon on the moon

Parked for ever

Brave

The unknown soldier

curious..

"Not this letter.."

not mine..

phoning lion..

Spot on

Without any wall

leader of the band..

Hang one's lip

Cróss country

freestyle Queen..

My Hopper

Changing the guard

Contact Us

Marching unarmed

"Mount Evernest.."

"Afghanistan is to the left.."

Floating

catched by music..

Do whites have a color..?!

Unique for ever

reflection by space..

"Yes, of course you can hear me.."

Adam and Steve..

Early evening tale

spontanious portrait

spontanious portrait

The trio's daily tour

"Are you my dad..?!"

Asian princess

Last cigarette

About whispering

at supper..

private skybox..

Taking & Giving

lifting red..

Surprised

amazing in circles..

the day grandma left..

image of spitting..

value before money..

squad unlocked..

" Fast, and I don't bet.."

nose-follower..

Dutch lioness..

Middle Ages..

diamonds and clever..

saving the tree..

The new volunteers

way in, way out..

AUDREY JE T 'AIME

"Hahaha.. the pest, me..?!"

I knew it

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shadow seller..

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"A photo-finish..!"

"Grandpa is still waving at you.."

'Just blow up those trees..'

Ladie's day

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Trisha

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"Grannies often do rob banks.."

'You lost your gun and license..'

"Hahahaaa.., straight through the window..!"

The rolling models

Troubled water

Passing the milkman's wall

"That's my apartment.."

Unaware of the witness

Waiting for a sign of life

Earlier than the hotest tea

Chased by color

Last glimse before ignition

An eye on the traffic

Only pressure by steam

The resting four

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Earthquake resistant

Mother on earth

Mediterranean - Nice

Lighting Escher

Anything but black and white

Accompanied by Alzheimer

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Dutch Amazon

In the slipstream of Bear

Hair by hair..?!

"On your Marks.. Ready.."

Blue Ray

Ms Spitfire

Framed flaming

Petit Napoleon

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Hundred meters, five seconds

Mr Siep

The Cardinal's vote

The Crucifixion

Pinkie

Does size matter..?!

Waiting for Ruud

Melting for music

Oranje Blanje Bleu

Vip or Viking

Push..!!!

My Dad, the seller

Mona Lisa's hardly smile

Virginia, Miss Blanche

Fresh air, the doctor said

In Wonderingland

The idea was the rib

"Come on baby, go..!"

Concert in Circles

Handy

Fresh by Fish

Melting wax

Sealed lips..?!

Recognition

The Captain's Wallpaper

In keeping Pierre commenting

Somalia by laugh

News from Japan

Best whishes from Grandma

Hundred meter in five seconds

Market Trader

Caught.. while walking

Sniffing some light

Diagonal Diagnosis

Personal pole shift

Out of the belly

The Captain's Shipyard

How to radiate authority

Dreaming of cars

Mom's Army

Unaware of that pole

Heed for street

Sniffing image

Growing brushes for van Gogh

Reversed Dreaming

Mother in law

Outlaw Grandpa

Carte blanche

Bridging five feet

'Stubborn, Me..?!'

'Yes, daily robbing bakeries..'

Banking a Game..?!

Mom's need of rest..

Missing Nothing

Steamproof Persisting

Foreing Affairs

My Better Half..

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"..I'm after my leg"

Clearly Preptalk

Father, Mayor and Locksmith

Guided by Hoover

Sooner than Later

Dried by Waving

Trees don't Date

Student's day off

Crazy Dancers

His Master's Workaholic

Spring cycled in

A Sunday's Car Wash

The Start of Dicky Leaks

Dutch Icon

Lost in Queensday

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Exhausted up Hill

After whát..!

Her suitable Guy

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Out of gaz & Grandma

Bahama Care..

Used to the Shovel

Passing that Graveyard

First street portrait unnoticed

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death and live

Passing Belgium after France

Spain, Grain & Rain

Shooting Beethoven

He started barking

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Spanish Shadow & Rock

'That paint was still wet..'

Timeless Mother's Monument

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Who's next, in getting flowered

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Since she married a Japanese

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Very fast in Raw, Nef or JPG

How to pay..

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Traffic Resistant

The Holland in One day Tour

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Swinging Backwards

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Being overruled: me.

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Still nearby

That small fish..!

That moment Translated

Double Dikes

Volunteers for the IMF Calendar

Day's latest flight

Dianamite..

fast reaction, Af did hit shoulder

In an ultimate move, rather far behind me

Around his harbour

Leaving some Questions

The Royal Coolpix

Sun in law..

Red,white & blue

The Lion King

Emotion

Spiritual excercize

Silverlight

The Chief

In touch

Missing Stars

Good day Sir

In dad I trust

Designed

Reflecting

A piece of cake (3)

Self-Supporting

Arm & footwork

Love hurts

His Appingedam

Used to me..?

Walking the Boss

In the beginning

Call it a Colorstroke

Hang together

Queen, cat & castle

Off the Street

Wishes

Henri Chateau

Bless

Lawrence of Arabia

The Weatherman

Aunty Jeanne d'Arc

Shaking off Hands

Dreaming of Pink

The new Servant..

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Petanque in Whiter

Private Inspective..

Walking the Spare..

Melting Sorrows

'Mind Your Own Background'

Decent Beauty

Pushing Spring forward

Cui - Cui

Teddy Smith, Veteran

Straight but Dizzy..

Wise advice..

Office Hour..

'Grace, you are on his menu today..'

2015 & 2014

Shocking prizes..

Daily Nightmare

Anna..?!

Travel Agent

Surprise Surprise

I just did love them

Pride-and-Seek

Fasten your seat belt..

Cool blue

Drawing Lesson

Atilla de Hun

Walking The Leonberger

Taking the Time

Mesdames

No Comment

The recent fifties

A most loved scene

Gasping for tea

In the picture

Snapthecap

Escaping Time

Silence..

It's in the bag

The frozen haircut

'Yes, an open tomb..'

Missyland

Waiting for

A next salt pilar..?!

Sisters act

The signed Collapse

Testing Gravity

Goalkeepers

Central Park

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