To read about it is one thing. To see, is another.

andy townend

“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.”
― Primo Levi


(fort breendonk, willebroek, belgië)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at various settings, edited through a veil of tears in lightroom cc and silver efex pro 2*

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“…and he has never given up his conviction that if you just try all the doors one of them is bound to be the door into summer” 

― robert a heinlein

(caravelle, brussels air museum)

(for wordpress dp photo challenge – door)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-200mm f/4 lens at ISO250, f/4 and 1/125s, no edits, father and son face the future through a flight into the past*


off season

“for the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”
― aristotle, the nicomachean ethics


(ecole de cirque de bruxelles, rue Picard 11, bruxelles)

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – off season)
(and for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at 210mm, ISO320, 1/60s at f/4.8, edited in lightroom cc and silver efex pro 2, she didn’t fall, off season*


on the way

“i’ve been everywhere, man”
lyrics from the australian cover by lucky starr


(camper van in brugge)

“Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,
Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla,
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla,
Wallumbilla, Boggabilla, Kumbarilla…”

…and brugge

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – on the way)
(and for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at 70mm, ISO200, 1/200s, f/7.1, edited in lightroom cc and photoshop cc, colour range selected to highlight red, inverted and converted to black and white, i’m on my way, man*

on the way with andytownend

on the  way on belgradestreets


writing (on the wall)

“if nobody reads the writing on the wall, man will be reduced to the state of the beast, whom he is shaming by his manners”
mahatma gandhi

(on and around birminghamstraat, molenbeek)

(for lucile’s photo 101 rehab)

*shot with olympus om10 in aperture priority mode with two year old roll of ilford delta 3200 film inside, black and white nostalgia*



“i felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery air, mountains, trees, people
i thought, “this is what it is to be happy”
― sylvia plath, the bell jar


(la ferme du parc maximilien, brüssel)

a happy sheep

and not a peep

from the traffic

that never sleeps

(for wordpress weekly photo challenge – forces of nature)

*shot with nikon d700, nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 lens at 250mm, 1/250s and f/8, imported into lightroom cc and not edited at all, green in tooth and claw*


light (right?)

“and the sunset itself on such waves of ether
that I just can’t comprehend”

–  anna akhmatova


(rooftops over elsene, brüssel)

(for tech of the month – get out when the light is right via lucile’s photo 101 rehab and perelincolors)

*shot with iPhone 5 and edited in snapseed, sunset provided by nature, for everything else there’s mastercard*


shooting (between…

“listening to the tube trains passing beneath me. i thought, all those hundreds and thousands and millions of people” 

― tracey emin, strangeland

(stib / mvib line 2, troon – kunst-wet, brüssel)

(for lucile’s photo rehab 101)

*video shot with iphone 5, edited in imovie, no moving parts*