Friday, June 04, 2010

Men in their 40's, 50's and 60's....

A quick glance through Mont Purgatoire. from Habbekrats on Vimeo.

...cycling up the steepest mountains. Photographer Adriaan van der Ploeg zooms in on the faces of the nameless peloton of aged men. At first glance his work looks like classical sports-photography, but on a closer look it reveils this aren't cycling idols, but anti-heroes looking for their individual experience. The exposition of Adriaan's photo-project Montpurgatoire opens tomorrow in the Kunsthal Rotterdam.
What a timing: this middle aged men is on the road tomorrow for his own sporting challenge: the Alpe d'Huez: just for fun ;-)

Completely different, but no less interesting photo-expositions:

Wild Wonders of Europe, until August, 30th in the city of the Hague: top-nature photography in an unique 24 hrs a day open outdoor exposition. I jumped by at the opening last week - one of the little priviliges of working in the Dutch residence...

De Ontdekking van Japan - exposition of the Japan-project of the iconic Dutch Photographer Ed van der Elsken in the new Gallery "Fotogalerie in de Gewelven" in the castle of Woerden. Fabulous!

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