Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 20, 2012

A poster for IKEA; a book cover for W.W.Norton

Some years ago five images from my Rajasthan pages were selected for a – now discontinued – poster called Samples and a series of postcards sold by IKEA.     I took the picture one early morning in Jodhpur when Read more

January 17, 2012

What is inspiration?

At the launch of Rajasthan in London in the Fall of 2003, a journalist asks me why, being Dutch, I have not made a book about Indonesia. Although the question is meant to tease me, it is fundamental and the Read more

January 16, 2012

Looking back #5: Return to India with Rajasthan under my arm

After the launch of Rajasthan I returned to India to finally show my friends what I had been doing. The village of Rohet in the Jodhpur region and its pleasant fort had been my base for longer periods of time. I had even become Read more

January 15, 2012

Homage to Homai Vyarawalla

My Indian friend Nina Subramani gave me the Camera Chronicles of Homai Vyarawalla for Christmas last year. Homai Vyarawalla (9/7/1913 – 15/1/2012) was the first woman photojournalist in India, and many of the most famous pictures dating from the time of India’s Read more

January 15, 2012

Looking back #4: The launch of Rajasthan into the world…

There are some more ‘memories’ entries to come as an introduction to an up-to-date blog, but I’m getting there. Autumn 2003: Rajasthan is festively launched in Paris, Brussels, London and the Netherlands. The kind booksellers of the Lagerfeld 7L bookshop in Paris transform its interior Read more