Brussels 2017 ft. Mr. Oizo’s Flat Beat


Hated acne, loved synths

Hated acne, loved synthsEarly 80’s. The arrival of affordable polyphonic synths. I was, and still am, fond of anything synths. So I was one of the first to buy a polyphonic synth once they were available through the dealer. No, the Korg Polysix featured on this picture was not mine. It belonged to a very good friend. He bought the Korg, and I went for Roland. I bought the Juno 60, because I preferred the stereo chorus over the effects unit the Polysix offered. Later I traded the Juno 60 for the ├╝ber classic Yamaha DX 7 synth. Oh, and the acne? I hated it. The ‘Acne period’ spanned a good 10 years, from 17 to 27. Most of the time it was controllable but when it went out of control I felt terrible. Acne truly destroyed my self confidence at those moments. Scanned from photo with Lumia 930. Processed the DNG with Lightroom 5 and Silver Efex Pro 2 (1983)


18ishI was 17 or so. Had a friend who always lent money but was sloppy with paying back. I had to ask 8x or so … After a while I didn’t lend him money anymore. Not that I explained it straight in his face, no, I made up an excuse … just like him. Point is, he didn’t get money. Alright guy, but no money from me :)

The spare Nikon

The spare NikonI have a spare Nikon. A D40. Perfect. My daughter showed some interest in taking pictures so I handed her the spare D40. Photography is such a nice hobby. And when your daughter takes the first steps with a real camera you are suddenly on the other side of the lens:) Shot by my daughter Emma with Nikon D40 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, 18 mm, f/3.5, ISO 1600, 1/15 sec, 0.00 eV, RAW, Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 (2015)

At 50

At 00 I accepted the world as it came to me
At 10 I was playing in the world
At 20 I was learning about the world
At 30 I was trying to change the world
At 40 I was giving it up
At 50 I started to accept the world (again)
At 50Shot with Nikon D5100 + AF-S DX NIKKOR 35 mm f/1.8G, 35 mm, 1/40 sec, f/2.2, ISO 640, RAW, Lightroom 5, Silver Efex Pro 2 (2013)