Portrait photography blog

Cambodia 36 exposures on film in 2022

Cambodia 36 exposures on film in 2022

36 Exposures is my homage to the people of Cambodia. It is also my tribute to film photography and my love for magazines and photo’s in print. The days when Tri-X was the preferred roll of film used by many photojournalists. Each roll of film has 36-37 exposures only. ​Michael Klinkhamer worked and lived in…

About the most prominent professor of Khmer/Cambodian History and it’s hidden secrets.

Jean-Michel Filippi is the most prominent professor of linguistics at the Royal University of Phnom Penh- Cambodia.For historical and current Khmer knowledge his website is a great source of information.https://www.publikam.com/en/All pictures taken at the National Museum of Cambodia by MK For more than a century, Angkor Wat has been beyond any reasonable doubt equated with…


Eye (I) Care for Cambodia

At least 1 billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.  In 2016 I was asked to do some portraits for an NGO called Seeing is Believing. Two American brothers volunteering for this NGO were in Phnom Penh at the time and managed to find me…

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Working for Cambodia

During my time in Cambodia from 2015 until 2020, I was involved and worked as photographer/videographer for local and international NGO’s in Cambodia. (NGO stands for non governmental organisation) Perhaps one of the most rewarding aspects of being an photographer is to be hired and contribute for Oxfam-Kinderpostzegels or Cambodian Children’s Fund and other NGO’s.…


The Art of Portrait Photography

Peter Klashorst is after 60 years of making art a certified “art barbarian” and one of the last art Mohicans. He was at a very young age confident enough to sell his first paintings and never stopped.

Face of Cambodia

Beautiful & powerful portraits from Cambodia

In 2016 I was in the privileged circumstances to photograph some older authentic men in Cambodia. These men hadn’t lost their pride and spirit despite the sometimes miserable circumstances.

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Flowers in the Dirt

Flowers in Dirt is a series of portraits of underprivileged children that I photographed in Cambodia. My aim is to show the potential of these children and look reality in the eyes.

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Portrait photography Joram Baruch

On the occasion of the Solo exhibition of Joram Baruch that took place on 18 to 20 September 2020, I made a reportage and some portrait photographs of this Amsterdam painter.

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Portrait photography from the 90s

In the 90s, the Dutch series Flodder, directed by Dick Maas, was a tremendous success. Below is this talented man who would later claim many more successes with his hand on the chest of former playmate model Tatjana Simec.

The spontaneous Cambodian model shoot

One day I was asked on very short notice by a photography workshop client who wanted to get into exploring model shoots on location in Cambodia. it is fun to use my local contacts and I always have liked the idea of combining traditional local culture and travel photography with something totally different.