Test CircleCount PRO now!
Login now

Not your profile? Login and get free access to your reports and analysis.

Robert van Koesveld

Robert van Koesveld 

Photography: Spirit of Place:People of Presence

Occupation: Photographer (Robert van Koesveld Photography)

Followers: 91,148

Following: 2,240

Views: 125,746,682

Cream of the Crop: 12/09/2011

Added to CircleCount.com: 11/03/2011That's the date, where Robert van Koesveld has been indexed by CircleCount.com.
This hasn't to be the date where the daily check has been started.
(Update nowYou can update your stats by clicking on this link!
This can take a few seconds.
)

Tags

Sign in

The following tags have been added by users of CircleCount.com.
You can login on CircleCount to add more tags here.

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Monochrome
  • Photo Landscape
  • Photographers
  • Photography
  • Photography Tours
  • Travel

Are you missing a tag in the list of available tags? You can suggest new tags here.

Login now

Do you want to see a more detailed chart? Check your settings and define your favorite chart type.

Or click here to get the detailed chart only once.

Robert van Koesveld has been at 3 events

HostFollowersTitleDateGuestsLinks
Margaret Tompkins149,818*Landscape Photography Community:  Monochrome* General Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a Landscape Photograph. It can be Black and White or Sepia or any single color or tone.  No color photographs allowed.  It's the absence of color that we are featuring.   5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than February 3, 2014, 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at February 5, 2014, 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC and profiles with more than 1 million followers may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 7: Monochrome2014-01-27 22:00:00245  
Margaret Tompkins149,818*Landscape Photography Community Fans, Let's have some more FUN!!!* Welcome to the Landscape Photography Community People's Choice Contest Theme of Trees Rules 1) You must be a member of the Landscape Photography Community. 2) Only ONE photograph per member is allowed.  If you submit more than one photo, all of your photos will be removed. 3) Your photo MUST be ORIGINAL.  If you post the work of someone else, you will be banned from the community. 4) This must be a landscape photograph with at least one tree.  It can be 1 tree, 10 trees, or a whole forest.  It can be a big tree or a baby tree.  It can be any species of tree. 5) Voting: This is People's Choice so whoever gets the most +1s wins!! 6) Photos must be posted no later than December 23, 2013 3 pm CST.  Those posted after that time will be removed. 7) Voting ends at December 25, 2013 3 pm CST. 8) Moderators of the LPC may participate but they cannot win the contest.LPC People's Choice Contest # 4 Trees2013-12-17 02:00:00344  
Robert SKREINER1,230,531+10000 Photographers BW ► *❶st Contest* by +Robert SKREINER  & +Joel Tjintjelaar    & +Heimo MAUSER  &  +Gemma Costa  Theme: Your *„Top BW Monochrome Photos“* *Contest Rules & Conditions:* ● Sign in to the Contest with a short comment! ● *Please share this ►❶st Contest Invitation* ( Condition! ) ● *Please add* +10000 Photographers BW *to your circles* ● *Please add the curators:*     +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar     & +Heimo MAUSER   &   +Gemma Costa     *to your circles and you will be also added.* ● Photos must be your own photos and work! ● *Max 10 Photos* per participating Photographer ● Photos must be uploaded to this *❶st Contest–Page* ● Post a short own comment to your photos. ● You can also give +1 to your own photos! ● Please be fair and comment also to other photos! ● Please invite your Google+ Friends and Followers. ● Don't delete the automatically shared *Contest Photos*    in your stream! So you will get more +1 The best *►BW Monochrome Photos◄* will be shared also at the Page: +10000 Photographers BW  *The 3 ►TOP Photos◄* of the Winners will be shared also in the stream of +Robert SKREINER  All participating Photographers will be included in  a public shared *❶st Contest* Circle of +10000 Photographers BW  & +Robert SKREINER  &   +Joel Tjintjelaar  & +Heimo MAUSER    & +Gemma Costa  *The final decision about the winners is made by* *an international and independent jury.*+10000 Photographers BW Monochrome ►❶st Contest2013-10-21 09:00:001945  

Shared Circles including Robert van Koesveld

Shared Circles are not available on Google+ anymore, but you can find them still here.

The Google+ Collections of Robert van Koesveld

Activity

Average numbers for the latest posts (max. 50 posts, posted within the last 4 weeks)

4
comments per post
4
reshares per post
65
+1's per post

807
characters per posting

Top posts in the last 50 posts

Most comments: 66

posted image

2015-12-25 08:01:52 (66 comments; 33 reshares; 650 +1s)Open 

it's soo good to snooze - waking from my afternoon nap just now, after our Big Christmas Breakfast today, I stumbled on this image of mine from Antarctica. Seems appropriate. So wishing you all; Happy Christmas, Happy Eating and Happy Snoozing.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld #snooze #wild #RvK #antarctica   
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

Most reshares: 37

posted image

2016-01-20 13:49:41 (24 comments; 37 reshares; 250 +1s)Open 

Toshikana makes her Erikae - Toshikana emerges on her first day as a geiko, after serving her years of apprenticeship as a maiko. I had photographed her privately, for the second time, the previous day wearing the complex hairstyle worn only at that time. This day however was her first day wearing the wig of a Geiko. The terms Geiko and Maiko are those used in Kyoto, although Geisha is used in the rest of Japan. Consequently, my book (Now released on Kickstarter) is called 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto'
Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop #maiko #geiko #geisha #Kyoto #japaneseculture #erikae  

Most plusones: 733

posted image

2015-12-17 01:49:48 (61 comments; 29 reshares; 733 +1s)Open 

 
Wild horses of Namibia at dusk. - These are the wild horses of the Namib (desert) who have found a way of surviving in some very tough country indeed. Their origins are disputed but one theory is that a core may have come from the south african army, the german colonial forces and an abandoned stud. They have been at least 100 years in this area. The area was 'restricted' because of diamond mining interests and is now part of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is likely that the restricted area status protected the horses, since they were left alone. It was certainly wonderful waiting for them to come through kicking up dust as the sun set until I was surrounded by them. (reprocessed)

www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #equine #horses   #RvK  

Latest 50 posts

posted image

2016-05-01 02:57:25 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

One cold and rainy late night in Kyoto, over three years ago, I photographed these Maiko and Geiko on my first visit to this wonderful city. (Series 3/3 images) Several very intense visits later my first glimpse has led to a long term project interviewing and photographing individual Maiko and Geiko and members of the community that are behind the preservation of this rich tradition. The project has turned into a prize winning book and,beginning 12 May, an exhibition in Gion itself. My website has information (and maps) to the exhibition as well as details of the two special performances to be held in the gallery. http://www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko

#geiko #geisha #maiko #kyoto

One cold and rainy late night in Kyoto, over three years ago, I photographed these Maiko and Geiko on my first visit to this wonderful city. (Series 3/3 images) Several very intense visits later my first glimpse has led to a long term project interviewing and photographing individual Maiko and Geiko and members of the community that are behind the preservation of this rich tradition. The project has turned into a prize winning book and,beginning 12 May, an exhibition in Gion itself. My website has information (and maps) to the exhibition as well as details of the two special performances to be held in the gallery. http://www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko

#geiko #geisha #maiko #kyoto___

posted image

2016-04-30 01:35:38 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 109 +1s)Open 

Hats are very popular in Tibet. In fact Australian Akubra hats are very popular there. These three images were made in Lhasa. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com

Hats are very popular in Tibet. In fact Australian Akubra hats are very popular there. These three images were made in Lhasa. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com___

posted image

2016-04-26 10:07:07 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 49 +1s)Open 

My Seeing Geiko Photography Exhibition in Kyoto opens on May 12th. This image is from the section called 'The Encounter'. I have arranged two performances in the gallery: the first, on Sunday 15 May, features Tomitae, accompanied on shamisen by Tsunekazu. Tomitae is making her erikae (debut as geiko) a few days later, so will wear the special hairstyle. There is a fee for the performances pre-book here: www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop. (The exhibition itself is free). This is an unusual opportunity so tell friends visiting Kyoto. The venue is a beautiful mid-Edo building. (Second performance on May 21) More about the exhibition here: www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko

My Seeing Geiko Photography Exhibition in Kyoto opens on May 12th. This image is from the section called 'The Encounter'. I have arranged two performances in the gallery: the first, on Sunday 15 May, features Tomitae, accompanied on shamisen by Tsunekazu. Tomitae is making her erikae (debut as geiko) a few days later, so will wear the special hairstyle. There is a fee for the performances pre-book here: www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop. (The exhibition itself is free). This is an unusual opportunity so tell friends visiting Kyoto. The venue is a beautiful mid-Edo building. (Second performance on May 21) More about the exhibition here: www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko___

posted image

2016-04-25 12:53:05 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

 
Silence In Namgay's village (#2) when we visited last year, the villagers were involved in a four day ritual. This day they spent in absolute silence. Here the women hold their hands to receive a water blessing.
Join the mailing list for  tour information or book updates herehttp://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-upda…/
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #Bhutan #rvk  

#bhutantours   #Bhutan   #silence   #RvK  

 
Silence In Namgay's village (#2) when we visited last year, the villagers were involved in a four day ritual. This day they spent in absolute silence. Here the women hold their hands to receive a water blessing.
Join the mailing list for  tour information or book updates herehttp://robertvankoesveld.com/new-photography-tours-be-upda…/
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #Bhutan #rvk  

#bhutantours   #Bhutan   #silence   #RvK  ___

posted image

2016-04-25 05:32:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

 
Temple Abstracts a series 3/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com
instagram: robertvankoesveld
www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

#kyoto   #japan   #temple   #monochromephotography   #abstract  

 
Temple Abstracts a series 3/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com
instagram: robertvankoesveld
www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

#kyoto   #japan   #temple   #monochromephotography   #abstract  ___

posted image

2016-04-24 01:55:36 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 58 +1s)Open 

Temple Abstracts a series 2/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com
instagram: robertvankoesveld
www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

#kyoto   #japan   #temple   #monochromephotography   #abstract  

Temple Abstracts a series 2/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com
instagram: robertvankoesveld
www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

#kyoto   #japan   #temple   #monochromephotography   #abstract  ___

posted image

2016-04-23 09:00:32 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 51 +1s)Open 

 
Temple Abstracts a series 1/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com
instagram: robertvankoesveld
www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

#kyoto   #japan   #temple   #monochromephotography   #abstract  

 
Temple Abstracts a series 1/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com
instagram: robertvankoesveld
www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

#kyoto   #japan   #temple   #monochromephotography   #abstract  ___

posted image

2016-04-17 11:44:18 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

Three Portraits from Uzbekistan

www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram:  robertvankoesveld
www.robertvankoesveld.com  
#portraitphotography   #monochromephotography   #blackandwhite  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

Three Portraits from Uzbekistan

www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram:  robertvankoesveld
www.robertvankoesveld.com  
#portraitphotography   #monochromephotography   #blackandwhite  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography___

posted image

2016-04-05 01:48:39 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 66 +1s)Open 

Hokkaido in winter offers so many opportunities for images of a landscape 'simplified' by deep snow.

www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram:  robertvankoesveld
www.robertvankoesveld.com  
#landscapephotography   #monochromephotography   #bwphotography   #minimalist   ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

Hokkaido in winter offers so many opportunities for images of a landscape 'simplified' by deep snow.

www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram:  robertvankoesveld
www.robertvankoesveld.com  
#landscapephotography   #monochromephotography   #bwphotography   #minimalist   ©Robert van Koesveld Photography___

posted image

2016-03-19 00:53:14 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 94 +1s)Open 

The garden of Ginkaku-Ji

This garden has a slow pulse
faster than Uluru
but much slower than city life

Well cared for,
her lushness waits
for the eye's caress 

She breathes in
then out
Emptiness
Fullness
Eternity
Now
Life
Death

Perhaps each season is a day to her
and she will live forever

#kyoto   #kyotomoods   #japanesegarden  

The garden of Ginkaku-Ji

This garden has a slow pulse
faster than Uluru
but much slower than city life

Well cared for,
her lushness waits
for the eye's caress 

She breathes in
then out
Emptiness
Fullness
Eternity
Now
Life
Death

Perhaps each season is a day to her
and she will live forever

#kyoto   #kyotomoods   #japanesegarden  ___

posted image

2016-03-18 05:07:28 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 42 +1s)Open 

Seeing Geiko 1-3
I am leaving Kyoto today and will return in May to hang my exhibition which opens 12th May.
‬ ‪#‎exhibition‬ ‪#‎seeing_geiko‬ ‪ ‪‬  #kyoto   #geisha   #maiko   #geiko   #artists  

Seeing Geiko 1-3
I am leaving Kyoto today and will return in May to hang my exhibition which opens 12th May.
‬ ‪#‎exhibition‬ ‪#‎seeing_geiko‬ ‪ ‪‬  #kyoto   #geisha   #maiko   #geiko   #artists  ___

posted image

2016-03-13 01:34:54 (7 comments; 9 reshares; 95 +1s)Open 

Yukiko Oyama practices for a forthcoming exam. She returned to archery three years ago after having enjoyed it first at school. 2/3 ‪#‎zen‬ ‪#‎archery‬ ‪#‎japan‬ ‪#‎kyoto‬

Yukiko Oyama practices for a forthcoming exam. She returned to archery three years ago after having enjoyed it first at school. 2/3 ‪#‎zen‬ ‪#‎archery‬ ‪#‎japan‬ ‪#‎kyoto‬___

posted image

2016-03-12 02:07:21 (7 comments; 10 reshares; 214 +1s)Open 

It's 'almost Spring' here in Kyoto with the hot and then very cold days that traditionally herald it's arrival. And also the precursor to the fragile exuberance of cherry blossom 1/3. ‪#‎Sakura‬ is coming next ‪#‎Kyoto‬ ‪#‎flowerslovers‬

It's 'almost Spring' here in Kyoto with the hot and then very cold days that traditionally herald it's arrival. And also the precursor to the fragile exuberance of cherry blossom 1/3. ‪#‎Sakura‬ is coming next ‪#‎Kyoto‬ ‪#‎flowerslovers‬___

posted image

2016-02-22 08:00:35 (13 comments; 4 reshares; 107 +1s)Open 

abstract light

join me on instagram @robertvankoesveld

abstract light

join me on instagram @robertvankoesveld___

posted image

2016-02-18 11:46:55 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Across the lily pond to Angkor Wat
Follow me on Instagram: robertvankoesveld
or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

‪#‎cambodia‬ ‪#‎ankorwat‬ ‪#‎monochromephotography‬ ‪#‎reflection‬ ‪#‎bnwmood‬ ‪#‎silhouette‬ ‪#‎tinywhitehorse‬

Across the lily pond to Angkor Wat
Follow me on Instagram: robertvankoesveld
or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography

‪#‎cambodia‬ ‪#‎ankorwat‬ ‪#‎monochromephotography‬ ‪#‎reflection‬ ‪#‎bnwmood‬ ‪#‎silhouette‬ ‪#‎tinywhitehorse‬___

posted image

2016-02-12 13:46:35 (16 comments; 6 reshares; 76 +1s)Open 

Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop

Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop___

posted image

2016-02-12 00:03:38 (5 comments; 7 reshares; 65 +1s)Open 

Here is a new interview with me on Pixel Magazine  around my new book Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto

Here is a new interview with me on Pixel Magazine  around my new book Geiko & Maiko of Kyoto___

posted image

2016-02-07 12:24:13 (18 comments; 15 reshares; 185 +1s)Open 

Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop- 
 This is Toshikana from Miyagawacho before she made her transition to Geiko. #Kyoto   #Geiko   #Maiko   #Geisha   #Japan   #Kickstarter  

Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop- 
 This is Toshikana from Miyagawacho before she made her transition to Geiko. #Kyoto   #Geiko   #Maiko   #Geisha   #Japan   #Kickstarter  ___

posted image

2016-02-07 01:28:27 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 102 +1s)Open 

morning rush Tokyo the train system in Tokyo is efficient and no where near as daunting as some visitors fear. If you are not sure just ask at the gates then hop on and enjoy the quiet. www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0

morning rush Tokyo the train system in Tokyo is efficient and no where near as daunting as some visitors fear. If you are not sure just ask at the gates then hop on and enjoy the quiet. www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0___

posted image

2016-01-31 03:04:05 (12 comments; 13 reshares; 141 +1s)Open 

Toshimana by the window – She stands calmly, showing the special quality of  Geiko (and some senior maiko) in which their years of practice of dance and other arts, eventually becomes fully embodied. Each stance or movement is 'just so' – considered, elegant and balanced. Perhaps this skill for embodied grace is their strongest art. Image from my book Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto
 *Update - Campaign Funded* - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop
‬ ‪‬ #kyoto   #geisha   #maiko   #geiko   #artists  

Toshimana by the window – She stands calmly, showing the special quality of  Geiko (and some senior maiko) in which their years of practice of dance and other arts, eventually becomes fully embodied. Each stance or movement is 'just so' – considered, elegant and balanced. Perhaps this skill for embodied grace is their strongest art. Image from my book Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto
 *Update - Campaign Funded* - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop
‬ ‪‬ #kyoto   #geisha   #maiko   #geiko   #artists  ___

posted image

2016-01-26 11:04:08 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Magic in the Kagai – the laneways of Kyoto's 5 kagai districts, often have a quality of timelessness and mystery ....

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #Kagai   #Kyoto   #streetphotography   #Japan   #monochromephotography  

Magic in the Kagai – the laneways of Kyoto's 5 kagai districts, often have a quality of timelessness and mystery ....

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #Kagai   #Kyoto   #streetphotography   #Japan   #monochromephotography  ___

posted image

2016-01-24 07:07:48 (6 comments; 6 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

Odori Dancer - I really wanted to include some images of the stunning Odori performances by Geiko and Maiko in my book. This is a lion resting under a peony rose if I remember right. My Kickstarter reached it's initial goal in the first day and there are only a few of the 'early bird specials' left! Do have a look at my video there anyway.
Update - Campaign Funded. -
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop   #geisha   #maiko   #kyoto   #geiko   #odori   #japaneseculture  

Odori Dancer - I really wanted to include some images of the stunning Odori performances by Geiko and Maiko in my book. This is a lion resting under a peony rose if I remember right. My Kickstarter reached it's initial goal in the first day and there are only a few of the 'early bird specials' left! Do have a look at my video there anyway.
Update - Campaign Funded. -
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop   #geisha   #maiko   #kyoto   #geiko   #odori   #japaneseculture  ___

posted image

2016-01-22 16:36:06 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 123 +1s)Open 

Update - Campaign Funded.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop

Update - Campaign Funded.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop___

posted image

2016-01-22 11:47:53 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 104 +1s)Open 

My book just launched on Kickstarter
Award winning photography celebrating the artistry of geiko and maiko and the exquisite traditions of their Kyoto communities. 
Update - Campaign Funded. -  Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop
#maiko   #geiko   #geisha   #Kyoto   #japaneseculture  

My book just launched on Kickstarter
Award winning photography celebrating the artistry of geiko and maiko and the exquisite traditions of their Kyoto communities. 
Update - Campaign Funded. -  Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop
#maiko   #geiko   #geisha   #Kyoto   #japaneseculture  ___

posted image

2016-01-21 05:16:06 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

a wedge of light - slow morning - North Kolkata

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com #kolkata  #monochromephotography   #streetphotography  

a wedge of light - slow morning - North Kolkata

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com #kolkata  #monochromephotography   #streetphotography  ___

posted image

2016-01-20 13:49:41 (24 comments; 37 reshares; 250 +1s)Open 

Toshikana makes her Erikae - Toshikana emerges on her first day as a geiko, after serving her years of apprenticeship as a maiko. I had photographed her privately, for the second time, the previous day wearing the complex hairstyle worn only at that time. This day however was her first day wearing the wig of a Geiko. The terms Geiko and Maiko are those used in Kyoto, although Geisha is used in the rest of Japan. Consequently, my book (Now released on Kickstarter) is called 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto'
Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop #maiko #geiko #geisha #Kyoto #japaneseculture #erikae  

Toshikana makes her Erikae - Toshikana emerges on her first day as a geiko, after serving her years of apprenticeship as a maiko. I had photographed her privately, for the second time, the previous day wearing the complex hairstyle worn only at that time. This day however was her first day wearing the wig of a Geiko. The terms Geiko and Maiko are those used in Kyoto, although Geisha is used in the rest of Japan. Consequently, my book (Now released on Kickstarter) is called 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto'
Update - Campaign Funded. - This image from the book will also be in the future exhibition Seeing Geiko.
 The book is at the printers ready to go. Follow the new link to buy it. 
www.robertvankoesveld.com/shop #maiko #geiko #geisha #Kyoto #japaneseculture #erikae  ___

posted image

2016-01-18 02:16:37 (19 comments; 11 reshares; 169 +1s)Open 

in flight - by the river - Mother Ganges is also called the Hooghly River in the section that flows through Kolkata. It is often at its best in the early morning. On this morning thousands of pilgrims were crossing the bridge from the railway station to make their way towards the Sagar Mela which is celebrated where the River meets the sea.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com #kolkata #landscapephotography #monochromephotography #RvK #monochromemonday  

in flight - by the river - Mother Ganges is also called the Hooghly River in the section that flows through Kolkata. It is often at its best in the early morning. On this morning thousands of pilgrims were crossing the bridge from the railway station to make their way towards the Sagar Mela which is celebrated where the River meets the sea.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com #kolkata #landscapephotography #monochromephotography #RvK #monochromemonday  ___

posted image

2016-01-17 15:23:54 (3 comments; 6 reshares; 132 +1s)Open 

Sadhu Sunday #1 - this was one of the friendlier sadhus, who we found here in Kolkata, while on their way to the big mela on the coast: the Ganga Sagar. They and other pilgrims stay in a big park in the city centre on their way and get access to basic health care and food, as well as presumably raise some funds. There were around 3 million at the Ganga Sagar on the 15th I am told. This compares to 30 million at the mega mela's like the Kumbh Mela or 300,000 or so at the little mela we went to yesterday: the Joydev-Kenduli with lots of wonderful Baul singers.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK   #sadhusunday  

Sadhu Sunday #1 - this was one of the friendlier sadhus, who we found here in Kolkata, while on their way to the big mela on the coast: the Ganga Sagar. They and other pilgrims stay in a big park in the city centre on their way and get access to basic health care and food, as well as presumably raise some funds. There were around 3 million at the Ganga Sagar on the 15th I am told. This compares to 30 million at the mega mela's like the Kumbh Mela or 300,000 or so at the little mela we went to yesterday: the Joydev-Kenduli with lots of wonderful Baul singers.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK   #sadhusunday  ___

posted image

2016-01-15 07:38:30 (26 comments; 11 reshares; 197 +1s)Open 

Starting the day - it seems that every Kolkata street has it's own little temple. Or two. This one was built around a big tree with the part inside the shrine wrapped in gold cloth.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK 

Starting the day - it seems that every Kolkata street has it's own little temple. Or two. This one was built around a big tree with the part inside the shrine wrapped in gold cloth.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK ___

posted image

2016-01-13 13:14:39 (10 comments; 7 reshares; 149 +1s)Open 

there's wheels within wheels in Kolkata 'old man' - (in a world weary but wise voice)


instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata 

there's wheels within wheels in Kolkata 'old man' - (in a world weary but wise voice)


instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata ___

posted image

2016-01-12 15:41:52 (32 comments; 9 reshares; 236 +1s)Open 

Chillies and Limes which I understand are used to ward off the evil eye of jealousy in businesses.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata 

Chillies and Limes which I understand are used to ward off the evil eye of jealousy in businesses.

instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata ___

posted image

2016-01-11 10:42:25 (20 comments; 10 reshares; 211 +1s)Open 

Steady Gaze I found a small group of Shiva worshipers by the River today. Soon they will all head off for the big Ganga Sagar Mela out of town, along with all the sadhus and other worshipers we saw coming from the train station.


https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography Instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK   #Sadhu    ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

Steady Gaze I found a small group of Shiva worshipers by the River today. Soon they will all head off for the big Ganga Sagar Mela out of town, along with all the sadhus and other worshipers we saw coming from the train station.


https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography Instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK   #Sadhu    ©Robert van Koesveld Photography___

posted image

2016-01-09 01:11:38 (41 comments; 12 reshares; 289 +1s)Open 

and then ... - another school morning in Kolkata

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography Instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

and then ... - another school morning in Kolkata

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography Instagram:  robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com   #streetphotography #kolkata #RvK ©Robert van Koesveld Photography___

posted image

2016-01-08 10:24:31 (15 comments; 12 reshares; 214 +1s)Open 

Number 201 - I found this village woman, here in Kolkata, sitting down with her city friend to stitch a blanket from old saris, as is the custom. I asked how many she had made in her lifetime? She guessed around 200, ... so far. #kolkata #awomanswork #stitching #RvK #threadoflife  

Number 201 - I found this village woman, here in Kolkata, sitting down with her city friend to stitch a blanket from old saris, as is the custom. I asked how many she had made in her lifetime? She guessed around 200, ... so far. #kolkata #awomanswork #stitching #RvK #threadoflife  ___

posted image

2016-01-03 01:54:31 (7 comments; 8 reshares; 143 +1s)Open 

Kago - these are the beautiful basket bottomed bags carried by geiko and maiko in Kyoto. My now  released  book even has one maiko with a Micky Mouse version. Senior maiko get to play a little around the edges of their traditional costume. www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #portrait #geisha #geiko   #kyoto #gion   #launchsoon #kago  

Kago - these are the beautiful basket bottomed bags carried by geiko and maiko in Kyoto. My now  released  book even has one maiko with a Micky Mouse version. Senior maiko get to play a little around the edges of their traditional costume. www.kickstarter.com/projects/robertvankoesveld/geiko-and-maiko-of-kyoto
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #portrait #geisha #geiko   #kyoto #gion   #launchsoon #kago  ___

posted image

2015-12-25 08:01:52 (66 comments; 33 reshares; 650 +1s)Open 

it's soo good to snooze - waking from my afternoon nap just now, after our Big Christmas Breakfast today, I stumbled on this image of mine from Antarctica. Seems appropriate. So wishing you all; Happy Christmas, Happy Eating and Happy Snoozing.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld #snooze #wild #RvK #antarctica   
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography

it's soo good to snooze - waking from my afternoon nap just now, after our Big Christmas Breakfast today, I stumbled on this image of mine from Antarctica. Seems appropriate. So wishing you all; Happy Christmas, Happy Eating and Happy Snoozing.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld #snooze #wild #RvK #antarctica   
www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography___

posted image

2015-12-19 09:31:47 (14 comments; 13 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

Ayano in the studio - I am working on the final tweaking of the CMYK conversions for publication of my book: 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto". My aim is to have everything in place to go to print soon so that when I launch my crowdfunding campaign in January I can get books into supporters hands quickly. I will send off the second set of proofs this week. This is Ayano, a senior Geiko from Pontocho district in Kyoto, photographed during my second shoot with her for the book. This image is not actually in the book but I stumbled onto it just now and thought it would be good to share here. Ayano is a very accomplished and committed dancer and her work in the November theatre production was really outstanding. Join my mail list here to be updated about the launch:  http://robertvankoesveld.com/books/geiko/

www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photographymore »

Ayano in the studio - I am working on the final tweaking of the CMYK conversions for publication of my book: 'Geiko and Maiko of Kyoto". My aim is to have everything in place to go to print soon so that when I launch my crowdfunding campaign in January I can get books into supporters hands quickly. I will send off the second set of proofs this week. This is Ayano, a senior Geiko from Pontocho district in Kyoto, photographed during my second shoot with her for the book. This image is not actually in the book but I stumbled onto it just now and thought it would be good to share here. Ayano is a very accomplished and committed dancer and her work in the November theatre production was really outstanding. Join my mail list here to be updated about the launch:  http://robertvankoesveld.com/books/geiko/

www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #portrait #geisha #geiko  #kyoto #pontocho   #RvK   #dancer   #launchsoon  ___

posted image

2015-12-17 12:23:13 (10 comments; 8 reshares; 114 +1s)Open 

bountiful, blessing boats - these candle boats are ready to set adrift on the sacred waters of the Ganges. Each morning and evening thousands  of these are set free by those making the pilgrimage to Mother Ganga. Most will be released in memory of loved ones. In Varanasi, there is quite an industry serving (or pestering) tourists, visitors  and pilgrims. Most blessing boats will have have been bought from helpful or persistent hawkers depending on your state of mind. Mine was from a young woman who told me she was paying for her studies by selling them, as had her sister before her. I believed  her too, in case you wonder.  

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #sacred   #Ganges   #blessing   #boats  

bountiful, blessing boats - these candle boats are ready to set adrift on the sacred waters of the Ganges. Each morning and evening thousands  of these are set free by those making the pilgrimage to Mother Ganga. Most will be released in memory of loved ones. In Varanasi, there is quite an industry serving (or pestering) tourists, visitors  and pilgrims. Most blessing boats will have have been bought from helpful or persistent hawkers depending on your state of mind. Mine was from a young woman who told me she was paying for her studies by selling them, as had her sister before her. I believed  her too, in case you wonder.  

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #sacred   #Ganges   #blessing   #boats  ___

posted image

2015-12-17 01:49:48 (61 comments; 29 reshares; 733 +1s)Open 

 
Wild horses of Namibia at dusk. - These are the wild horses of the Namib (desert) who have found a way of surviving in some very tough country indeed. Their origins are disputed but one theory is that a core may have come from the south african army, the german colonial forces and an abandoned stud. They have been at least 100 years in this area. The area was 'restricted' because of diamond mining interests and is now part of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is likely that the restricted area status protected the horses, since they were left alone. It was certainly wonderful waiting for them to come through kicking up dust as the sun set until I was surrounded by them. (reprocessed)

www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #equine #horses   #RvK  

 
Wild horses of Namibia at dusk. - These are the wild horses of the Namib (desert) who have found a way of surviving in some very tough country indeed. Their origins are disputed but one theory is that a core may have come from the south african army, the german colonial forces and an abandoned stud. They have been at least 100 years in this area. The area was 'restricted' because of diamond mining interests and is now part of the Namib Naukluft Park. It is likely that the restricted area status protected the horses, since they were left alone. It was certainly wonderful waiting for them to come through kicking up dust as the sun set until I was surrounded by them. (reprocessed)

www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 #equine #horses   #RvK  ___

posted image

2015-12-16 12:31:21 (32 comments; 37 reshares; 645 +1s)Open 

Working on my Red Bubble Collections. Just added this image to WILD.
 I have just a few images on Red Bubble available for purchase as prints, cards, pillows and bags now. Here is the link to my small collection: http://www.redbubble.com/people/koesveld/portfolio
#RvK   #Lion   #cubs  

Working on my Red Bubble Collections. Just added this image to WILD.
 I have just a few images on Red Bubble available for purchase as prints, cards, pillows and bags now. Here is the link to my small collection: http://www.redbubble.com/people/koesveld/portfolio
#RvK   #Lion   #cubs  ___

posted image

2015-12-16 07:21:59 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 84 +1s)Open 

a clear and open gaze - starting a new collection called SPIRIT with this image from India. This is Lord Ram or Rama. Photographed from a small neighbourhood shrine.

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India

a clear and open gaze - starting a new collection called SPIRIT with this image from India. This is Lord Ram or Rama. Photographed from a small neighbourhood shrine.

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India___

posted image

2015-12-14 23:50:10 (19 comments; 8 reshares; 148 +1s)Open 

Varanasi

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #varanasi #solitude #night #RvK #rowing  

Varanasi

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #varanasi #solitude #night #RvK #rowing  ___

posted image

2015-12-14 03:48:49 (20 comments; 18 reshares; 281 +1s)Open 

Tiger, Tiger - Gods and creatures framed by mortal hand and eye, in the night (urban) forests of Kolkata. 

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #Kolkata #tiger #artists #fearfulsymmetry #RvK  

Tiger, Tiger - Gods and creatures framed by mortal hand and eye, in the night (urban) forests of Kolkata. 

Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.#RvK #India #Kolkata #tiger #artists #fearfulsymmetry #RvK  ___

posted image

2015-12-13 07:47:02 (20 comments; 0 reshares; 229 +1s)Open 

* A Strong Man* - this man is one of those who carries around 500 kg of produce working together with others. I have seen him dive underneath as eight or more men  lift the huge baskets in order to use his head and strength to lift it high enough for four to carry into the market. The turbans are used to protect their heads. Hopefully more on this story in future visits. #Kolkata  

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #RvK   #India   #Strongmen  

* A Strong Man* - this man is one of those who carries around 500 kg of produce working together with others. I have seen him dive underneath as eight or more men  lift the huge baskets in order to use his head and strength to lift it high enough for four to carry into the market. The turbans are used to protect their heads. Hopefully more on this story in future visits. #Kolkata  

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #RvK   #India   #Strongmen  ___

posted image

2015-12-12 12:41:01 (14 comments; 0 reshares; 187 +1s)Open 

Family Ritual - Ganges, India.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography #india #Ganges #Rituals #RvK  
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.

Family Ritual - Ganges, India.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com ©Robert van Koesveld Photography #india #Ganges #Rituals #RvK  
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.___

posted image

2015-12-12 06:31:38 (4 comments; 2 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

The strong Men - a short iPhone video shot at the Kolkata Markets where I have been photographing each morning this week.

#india   #Kolkata   #strength   #courage  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography www.robertvankoesveld.com

The strong Men - a short iPhone video shot at the Kolkata Markets where I have been photographing each morning this week.

#india   #Kolkata   #strength   #courage  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography www.robertvankoesveld.com___

posted image

2015-12-11 11:36:13 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 50 +1s)Open 

great to be included - on this list alongside some great photographers.

great to be included - on this list alongside some great photographers.___

posted image

2015-12-11 09:20:05 (21 comments; 26 reshares; 332 +1s)Open 

This Most Exotic Marigold Taxi was spotted this morning jostling it's way down the middle of the busiest section of the Kolkata flower market. Innumerable tons of marigolds find their way all around India for use in spiritual activities as well as in decoration. These huge strings of flowers actually weigh a lot each and I know I would sink to the ground under the weight that these walking flower patch men carry as they transport flowers into and out of the market.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com
©Robert van Koesveld Photography #India   #exotic   #kolkata  
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #RvK  

This Most Exotic Marigold Taxi was spotted this morning jostling it's way down the middle of the busiest section of the Kolkata flower market. Innumerable tons of marigolds find their way all around India for use in spiritual activities as well as in decoration. These huge strings of flowers actually weigh a lot each and I know I would sink to the ground under the weight that these walking flower patch men carry as they transport flowers into and out of the market.

https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com
©Robert van Koesveld Photography #India   #exotic   #kolkata  
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0. #RvK  ___

posted image

2015-12-10 11:16:23 (25 comments; 9 reshares; 246 +1s)Open 

Family on the move - a panned image from a few days ago.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #RvK  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.

Family on the move - a panned image from a few days ago.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #RvK  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.___

posted image

2015-12-09 02:31:08 (12 comments; 0 reshares; 146 +1s)Open 

Giving their hair to the River - the two brothers who brought their relative's ashes and recorded their journey in the huge books from yesterdays post, then had their hair and beard shaved as a blessing. A beautifully still moment in the bustle of the plaza adjoining the ghats.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #thenamesofthedead #beauty #RvK  
https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com
©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.

Giving their hair to the River - the two brothers who brought their relative's ashes and recorded their journey in the huge books from yesterdays post, then had their hair and beard shaved as a blessing. A beautifully still moment in the bustle of the plaza adjoining the ghats.

#India #Haridwar #Ganges #thenamesofthedead #beauty #RvK  
https://www.facebook.com/RobertvanKoesveldPhotography
Instagram robertvankoesveld www.robertvankoesveld.com
©Robert van Koesveld Photography 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0.___

Buttons

A special service of CircleCount.com is the following button.

The button shows the number of followers you have directly on a small button. You can add this button to your website, like the +1-Button of Google or the Like-Button of Facebook.






You can add this button directly in your website. For more information about the CircleCount Buttons and the description how to add them to another page click here.

Robert van KoesveldTwitterFacebookCircloscope