I am an amateur photographer fascinated by landscapes. You may have seen me hanging around somewhere
in Europe, disguised as a tourist. But that's only pretence. I take photos. My name is
I don't do this for a living, so please stop sending me your job applications!
It's a waste of time... Check the Eye of the Low Countries
for a list of professionals.
I have more and stranger hobbies. Check my personal home
Some people think that I use superb equipment like a Leica. No. That brand is way too expensive for my microscopic budget.
Many pictures were taken with a Praktica: an East German no budget
Fred Flintstone camera. Every once in a while the mirror got stuck after taking a shot. The
viewfinder would show only darkness. Dutch film director Jaap van Hoewijk (a neighbor and fellow
student at that time) suggested to smash the camera violently with the bottom onto a brick. It
worked, for some time. Fortunately, I have a secondhand Nikon now.
Putting the images in the computer is another example of financial efficiency.
Digital camera? No money. Negative scanner? No
money. Kodak photo cd? No money. Simple flatbed scanner, scanning prints.
My reflex camera is now broken and I don't have
money to repair it, so it might take some time before new photos appear on this
site. Donations are most welcome!
Some black-and-whites were taken using infrared film. You can tell by the green of the leaves turning bright white
and the radiance of white objects. If you are interested in this sort of thing I suggest you visit
Andy Finney’s Invisible Light. He specializes in
infrared photography and is a very good photographer.
I also like to play with disposable cameras, Polaroid cameras and
panorama cameras. Every tool has its distinct character and I like that.
Color photographs with a white edge are Polaroids. They were taken with
a $25 Polaroid camera. Wonderful system.
The panoramic images are taken with a cheap disposable
And how did I manage to throw the metronome
so straight? Actually, my brother Wessel was standing on
a small ladder, just out of view, holding the strings we attached to it. This photo has waited in my
drawer more than a decade for computers to become good enough to make the strings invisible.
That's how I edit my photos: by playing around with Photoshop. I change everything, like contrast,
colors, I make some parts lighter and other parts darker. Sometimes I even make photos blurry on
purpose! I stop at nothing.
Some other people do pretty daring things too: one day I found a website that used my photos without
permission. I contacted the webmaster, and was surprised to receive a very friendly and generous
answer: in exchange for the use of my photos, he gave me a domain and web space for free... I moved
from "The Dark Room of Onno Zweers" to www.landscapes.nl.
When this site moved, I completely redesigned it. The front page was given a nice randomizer: every
time the page is loaded, you will see a different combination of 9 photos. There are almost 500,000
possible combinations. I hope you enjoy them all.
If you think this site needs improvement, please tell me. If you like this site,
please tell others.
The following people have helped considerably:
with his remarks and by holding the metronome.
by being my favorite photo model.
by showing me how to have fun with art.
by hosting this web site.
Hasn't changed a bit since 1996 and the concept is still brilliant.
Ann Elliott Cutting
Visual poetry. Ordinary things made interesting.
Landscapes and portraits of philosophers.
Andy Finney’s Invisible Light
The expert on infrared photography.
The Eye of the
Dutch & Belgian photo journalists.
Dutch site about hiking and landscapes.
American mile markers
Matt Frondorf travels across the USA from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast and takes a picture
Carlos Pinto Coelho
Portuguese journalist and presenter of a cultural TV program presents his photos of nudes and