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Robert van Koesveld

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Photography: Spirit of Place:People of Presence

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Margaret Tompkins151,774*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 Tompkins151,774*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 SKREINER1,230,478+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 09:00:001946  

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2016-06-18 21:52:51 (18 comments; 3 reshares; 149 +1s; )Open 

Some birds from Iceland : I am not a bird photographer but I have really enjoyed the meditation of watching and photographing these guys around 10.00 pm on the wonderful sea cliffs. Puffins and Razorbills (smooching) 3 images
#iceland #smooching #puffins
#robertvankoesveldphotographer
www.robertvankoesveld.com
Instagram: robertvankoesveld

Most reshares: 17

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2016-05-15 10:25:26 (14 comments; 17 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 


Anotherimage of Tomitae photographed yesterday wearing the special sakko style hair worn in the week or two before making her Erikae, or transition from Maiko to Geiko. The crane ornament is also worn at this time. She is dancing a truly wonderful and moving piece only done at this time and accompanied by Tsunekazu. Today she danced in my exhibition space once again with Tsunekazu.
The exhibition continues for 7 more days.
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)

Most plusones: 267

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2016-06-03 00:33:27 (15 comments; 11 reshares; 267 +1s; )Open 

Kyoto Moods: Autumn 3/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com

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2016-07-24 17:59:34 (11 comments; 4 reshares; 133 +1s; )Open 

More Puffin magic this time from Lunga Island, the largest of the Treshnish Isles. Puffins move surprisingly fast when they land with a beak full of sand eals so you have to be fast to catch them heading for their burrows and hungry chicks. #Scotland #puffins
www.robertvankoesveld.com
Instagram @robertvankoesveld 

More Puffin magic this time from Lunga Island, the largest of the Treshnish Isles. Puffins move surprisingly fast when they land with a beak full of sand eals so you have to be fast to catch them heading for their burrows and hungry chicks. #Scotland #puffins
www.robertvankoesveld.com
Instagram @robertvankoesveld ___

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2016-07-23 11:58:16 (17 comments; 10 reshares; 138 +1s; )Open 

Gujarat village girl during harvest 

Gujarat village girl during harvest ___

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2016-07-23 11:41:25 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

On the (bonnie, bonnie) banks of Loch Ness today. 2/3

On the (bonnie, bonnie) banks of Loch Ness today. 2/3___

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2016-07-21 20:31:26 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 40 +1s; )Open 

On the (bonnie, bonnie) banks of Loch Ness today. 1/3 Three images and three thoughts ...

* I realise I am most drawn to smaller landscapes right now; what I think of as 'poetic' or 'intimate' landscapes; rather than more usual larger scale ones.
* Image making comes in strange bursts. I can spend days making few images that I really care about and then have a timeless immersive hour or so where there seems to be images everywhere.
* I have come to trust the Leica SL in the rain. I just kept working in the heavy rain and let the camera deal with it today after having had no issues in other rainy conditions in the past. So good not to have to baby the camera or stop working when it pours. (I don't usually discuss gear and don't want to go more into the topic - just saying good water seals are good to have)

On the (bonnie, bonnie) banks of Loch Ness today. 1/3 Three images and three thoughts ...

* I realise I am most drawn to smaller landscapes right now; what I think of as 'poetic' or 'intimate' landscapes; rather than more usual larger scale ones.
* Image making comes in strange bursts. I can spend days making few images that I really care about and then have a timeless immersive hour or so where there seems to be images everywhere.
* I have come to trust the Leica SL in the rain. I just kept working in the heavy rain and let the camera deal with it today after having had no issues in other rainy conditions in the past. So good not to have to baby the camera or stop working when it pours. (I don't usually discuss gear and don't want to go more into the topic - just saying good water seals are good to have)___

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2016-07-18 05:45:12 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 106 +1s; )Open 

Dallying in the Dales
Hanging out with family in the Yorkshire Dales. Found this image driving through Swaledale yesterday, a really delightful part.

Dallying in the Dales
Hanging out with family in the Yorkshire Dales. Found this image driving through Swaledale yesterday, a really delightful part.___

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2016-07-02 09:07:48 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Evidence of (being in) Paris series 1 : Sainte-Chapelle - random (intentional) blur. #Paris #blur #patterns

Evidence of (being in) Paris series 1 : Sainte-Chapelle - random (intentional) blur. #Paris #blur #patterns___

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2016-07-02 09:03:23 (7 comments; 2 reshares; 107 +1s; )Open 

Evidence of (being in) Paris Streetish colour #Paris #streetphoto ish

Evidence of (being in) Paris Streetish colour #Paris #streetphoto ish___

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2016-06-26 10:39:09 (2 comments; 4 reshares; 63 +1s; )Open 

iceberg beach detail - yesterday in #iceland

Instagram robertvankoesveld

iceberg beach detail - yesterday in #iceland

Instagram robertvankoesveld___

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2016-06-19 13:03:58 (4 comments; 1 reshares; 81 +1s; )Open 

Lupins were introduced here in Iceland, I think in the 50's. Anyways they sure are real pretty....
#lupins #iceland

Lupins were introduced here in Iceland, I think in the 50's. Anyways they sure are real pretty....
#lupins #iceland___

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2016-06-18 21:52:51 (18 comments; 3 reshares; 149 +1s; )Open 

Some birds from Iceland : I am not a bird photographer but I have really enjoyed the meditation of watching and photographing these guys around 10.00 pm on the wonderful sea cliffs. Puffins and Razorbills (smooching) 3 images
#iceland #smooching #puffins
#robertvankoesveldphotographer
www.robertvankoesveld.com
Instagram: robertvankoesveld

Some birds from Iceland : I am not a bird photographer but I have really enjoyed the meditation of watching and photographing these guys around 10.00 pm on the wonderful sea cliffs. Puffins and Razorbills (smooching) 3 images
#iceland #smooching #puffins
#robertvankoesveldphotographer
www.robertvankoesveld.com
Instagram: robertvankoesveld___

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2016-06-16 20:30:42 (7 comments; 1 reshares; 85 +1s; )Open 

Icelandic Church at midnight

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Icelandic Church at midnight

www.robertvankoesveld.com___

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2016-06-09 18:43:19 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 89 +1s; )Open 

Loftenen Norway - It's been raining and sometimes sleeting since I have been here. Un-seasonal according to some but a classic 'green winter' to others ( ie two seasons: White winter and green winter). Clearer just now. It is very beautiful here. I am staying here in the little red cabin on the right in this image. Really!
‪#‎landscape‬
‪#‎robertvankoesveldphotography‬ ‪#‎lofoten‬ ‪#‎norway‬

Loftenen Norway - It's been raining and sometimes sleeting since I have been here. Un-seasonal according to some but a classic 'green winter' to others ( ie two seasons: White winter and green winter). Clearer just now. It is very beautiful here. I am staying here in the little red cabin on the right in this image. Really!
‪#‎landscape‬
‪#‎robertvankoesveldphotography‬ ‪#‎lofoten‬ ‪#‎norway‬___

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2016-06-03 00:35:55 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 75 +1s; )Open 

Mali monochrome 3/3

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Mali monochrome 3/3

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2016-06-03 00:33:27 (15 comments; 11 reshares; 267 +1s; )Open 

Kyoto Moods: Autumn 3/3

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Kyoto Moods: Autumn 3/3

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2016-06-02 00:38:56 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 176 +1s; )Open 

Kyoto Moods: Autumn 2/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com

Kyoto Moods: Autumn 2/3

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2016-06-01 05:07:06 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 159 +1s; )Open 

Kyoto Moods: Autumn 1/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com

Kyoto Moods: Autumn 1/3

www.robertvankoesveld.com___

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2016-06-01 05:02:44 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

This is a must see!
Thank you so much my friends for your help to share this around the globe!
(The result of 9 months work and an investment of over €20.000,-.)
Enjoy!
Rinus

This is a must see!
Thank you so much my friends for your help to share this around the globe!
(The result of 9 months work and an investment of over €20.000,-.)
Enjoy!
Rinus___

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2016-06-01 05:00:06 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 49 +1s; )Open 

Mali monochrome 2/3

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Mali monochrome 2/3

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2016-05-30 00:31:52 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 62 +1s; )Open 

Mali monochrome 1/3

Mali monochrome 1/3___

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2016-05-30 00:26:19 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 64 +1s; )Open 

A San trance-dance photographed in Namibia a few years ago. Such a privilege to witness this continuing practice. (Image series of 3)
Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia about this ceremony-
In the culture of the San (also known Ju/'oansi or !Kung; formerly Bushmen), an indigenous people of Botswana and Namibia, healers ....(practice) all manner of medicinal strategies. ...... (Including) 'trance dance' or 'healing dance'.These rituals are generally all-night events during which healers go into a trance in order to cure sickness. The illness can be physical or psychological for an individual or social within the community as a whole. They sometimes will tie offerings to animal spirits to the trees, or will use drums in order to contact animal and ancestor spirits.
San trance dances are intense affairs. Richard Katz, an associate professor from Harvard University says they... more »

A San trance-dance photographed in Namibia a few years ago. Such a privilege to witness this continuing practice. (Image series of 3)
Here's an excerpt from Wikipedia about this ceremony-
In the culture of the San (also known Ju/'oansi or !Kung; formerly Bushmen), an indigenous people of Botswana and Namibia, healers ....(practice) all manner of medicinal strategies. ...... (Including) 'trance dance' or 'healing dance'.These rituals are generally all-night events during which healers go into a trance in order to cure sickness. The illness can be physical or psychological for an individual or social within the community as a whole. They sometimes will tie offerings to animal spirits to the trees, or will use drums in order to contact animal and ancestor spirits.
San trance dances are intense affairs. Richard Katz, an associate professor from Harvard University says they have these four times a month, on average In .her book The Harmless People based on fieldwork in the 1950s, Elizabeth Marshall Thomas observed that the women sat in a circle around a fire, singing the medicine songs in several parts with falsetto voices and clapping their hands in a sharp, staccato rhythm. Men danced single-file around the fire taking very short, pounding steps in counterpoint to the rhythms of the singing and the clapping. The movement was accompanied by the sharp, high clatter of rattles—made from dry cocoons strung together with sinew cords—that were tied to their legs. The dance was a complicated pattern of voices and rhythms that was infinitely varied and precise. San people began learning these songs and dances when they were children and worked hard to develop these skills.. ‪#‎san‬ ‪#‎bushmen‬ ‪#‎namibia‬ ‪#‎healing‬ ‪#‎trance‬ ‪#‎robertvankoesveldphotography‬___

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2016-05-25 23:36:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 98 +1s; )Open 

And another image from the wonderful Zen Buddhist Temple Ryosukiin in Kyoto. #kyoto #garden #moss #japanesegarden #robertvankoesveldphotography

And another image from the wonderful Zen Buddhist Temple Ryosukiin in Kyoto. #kyoto #garden #moss #japanesegarden #robertvankoesveldphotography___

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2016-05-25 23:35:36 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 146 +1s; )Open 

One more image. from the wonderful Zen Buddhist Temple Ryosukiin in Kyoto. #kyoto #garden #moss #japanesegarden #robertvankoesveldphotography

One more image. from the wonderful Zen Buddhist Temple Ryosukiin in Kyoto. #kyoto #garden #moss #japanesegarden #robertvankoesveldphotography___

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2016-05-18 00:39:37 (11 comments; 14 reshares; 251 +1s; )Open 


One more image from the moss garden of Saihoji.
‪#‎kyoto‬ ‪#‎garden‬ ‪#‎moss‬ ‪#‎japanesegarden‬


One more image from the moss garden of Saihoji.
‪#‎kyoto‬ ‪#‎garden‬ ‪#‎moss‬ ‪#‎japanesegarden‬___

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2016-05-17 02:36:54 (5 comments; 11 reshares; 153 +1s; )Open 

The moss garden of Saihoji. I was able to sneak away from my exhibition for a few hours yesterday to visit this wonderful garden. You need to apply to visit the garden and then when you arrive spend quite some time tracing the characters of a sutra. It does put you in a good frame of mind. It also means there is less of a crowd than some places. Definitely a place to return to in Kyoto.
‪#‎kyoto‬ ‪#‎garden‬ ‪#‎moss‬ ‪#‎japanesegarden‬

The moss garden of Saihoji. I was able to sneak away from my exhibition for a few hours yesterday to visit this wonderful garden. You need to apply to visit the garden and then when you arrive spend quite some time tracing the characters of a sutra. It does put you in a good frame of mind. It also means there is less of a crowd than some places. Definitely a place to return to in Kyoto.
‪#‎kyoto‬ ‪#‎garden‬ ‪#‎moss‬ ‪#‎japanesegarden‬___

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2016-05-15 10:25:26 (14 comments; 17 reshares; 144 +1s; )Open 


Anotherimage of Tomitae photographed yesterday wearing the special sakko style hair worn in the week or two before making her Erikae, or transition from Maiko to Geiko. The crane ornament is also worn at this time. She is dancing a truly wonderful and moving piece only done at this time and accompanied by Tsunekazu. Today she danced in my exhibition space once again with Tsunekazu.
The exhibition continues for 7 more days.
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)


Anotherimage of Tomitae photographed yesterday wearing the special sakko style hair worn in the week or two before making her Erikae, or transition from Maiko to Geiko. The crane ornament is also worn at this time. She is dancing a truly wonderful and moving piece only done at this time and accompanied by Tsunekazu. Today she danced in my exhibition space once again with Tsunekazu.
The exhibition continues for 7 more days.
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)___

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2016-05-15 10:23:48 (3 comments; 5 reshares; 90 +1s; )Open 

Tomitae photographed yesterday wearing the special sakko style hair worn in the week or two before making her Erikae, or transition from Maiko to Geiko. The crane ornament is also worn at this time. She is dancing a truly wonderful and moving piece only done at this time and accompanied by Tsunekazu. Today she danced in my exhibition space again with Tsunekazu.
The exhibition continues for 7 more days.
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)

Tomitae photographed yesterday wearing the special sakko style hair worn in the week or two before making her Erikae, or transition from Maiko to Geiko. The crane ornament is also worn at this time. She is dancing a truly wonderful and moving piece only done at this time and accompanied by Tsunekazu. Today she danced in my exhibition space again with Tsunekazu.
The exhibition continues for 7 more days.
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)___

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2016-05-12 01:58:51 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

My Kyoto Exhibition 'Seeing Geiko' opened just now.
www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko/
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)

My Kyoto Exhibition 'Seeing Geiko' opened just now.
www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko/
12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free)
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
(四条通より一本北側の道
に入口がございます。)___

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2016-05-09 22:43:48 (11 comments; 11 reshares; 165 +1s; )Open 

Toshimana by the window - one of the works in my exhibition "Seeing Geiko" which opens on Thursday in Kyoto. (Details below)
Toshimana herself will be performing in the gallery space in one of two very special events.
In this image 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. I often feel this skill for embodied grace is their strongest art though dance is equally strong.

12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free however there is a fee for the performances details on my site from the link)w... more »

Toshimana by the window - one of the works in my exhibition "Seeing Geiko" which opens on Thursday in Kyoto. (Details below)
Toshimana herself will be performing in the gallery space in one of two very special events.
In this image 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. I often feel this skill for embodied grace is their strongest art though dance is equally strong.

12 MAY to 22 MAY 2016 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
264 Gion-machi Kita-gawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Entrance to gallery is from lane behind Kagizenyoshifusa honten (Admission is free however there is a fee for the performances details on my site from the link) www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko/
ロバート・ヴァン・コエスベルト写真展
2016年5月12日~5月22日
10時~5時 入場無料
鍵善良房本店北側座敷
京都市東山区祇園町北側264
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2016-05-06 12:37:34 (10 comments; 7 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 


The last of three images of Toshikana first as Maiko, then (next post) just before her erikae and finally on the day itself as she emerges as a Geiko for the first time. (3/3) These are part of the 'Gei in Geiko' theme in my exhibition, which opens in just over a week in Kyoto. There will be three themes organised in three rooms and over 30 images.
Many young women who become maiko have already been learning classical dance or a traditional instrument for some time and all will learn an instrument as part of their extensive and ongoing training. In the week before making her erikae, the maiko has a special hairstyle, along with formal black kimono and other traditional details. When she emerges as a Geiko (in her first specially made wig), her first act is to re-introduce herself to her kagai (community) by visiting house to house.

The exhibition opens on 12th May. A map is on... more »


The last of three images of Toshikana first as Maiko, then (next post) just before her erikae and finally on the day itself as she emerges as a Geiko for the first time. (3/3) These are part of the 'Gei in Geiko' theme in my exhibition, which opens in just over a week in Kyoto. There will be three themes organised in three rooms and over 30 images.
Many young women who become maiko have already been learning classical dance or a traditional instrument for some time and all will learn an instrument as part of their extensive and ongoing training. In the week before making her erikae, the maiko has a special hairstyle, along with formal black kimono and other traditional details. When she emerges as a Geiko (in her first specially made wig), her first act is to re-introduce herself to her kagai (community) by visiting house to house.

The exhibition opens on 12th May. A map is on my website www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko.

#geiko #maiko #geisha # Kyoto #seeingeiko___

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2016-05-05 08:17:23 (4 comments; 9 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 


The second of three images of Toshikana first as Maiko, then (this post) just before her erikae and finally on the day itself as she emerges as a Geiko for the first time. (1/3) These are part of the 'Gei in Geiko' theme in my exhibition, which opens in just over a week in Kyoto. There will be three themes organised in three rooms and over 30 images.
Many young women who become maiko have already been learning classical dance or a traditional instrument for some time and all will learn an instrument as part of their extensive and ongoing training. In the week before making her erikae, the maiko has a special hairstyle, along with formal black kimono and other traditional details. When she emerges as a Geiko (in her first specially made wig), her first act is to re-introduce herself to her kagai (community).
The exhibition opens on 12th May. A map is on my website... more »


The second of three images of Toshikana first as Maiko, then (this post) just before her erikae and finally on the day itself as she emerges as a Geiko for the first time. (1/3) These are part of the 'Gei in Geiko' theme in my exhibition, which opens in just over a week in Kyoto. There will be three themes organised in three rooms and over 30 images.
Many young women who become maiko have already been learning classical dance or a traditional instrument for some time and all will learn an instrument as part of their extensive and ongoing training. In the week before making her erikae, the maiko has a special hairstyle, along with formal black kimono and other traditional details. When she emerges as a Geiko (in her first specially made wig), her first act is to re-introduce herself to her kagai (community).
The exhibition opens on 12th May. A map is on my website www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko.

#geiko #maiko #geisha # Kyoto #seeingeiko___

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2016-05-04 08:18:55 (7 comments; 9 reshares; 77 +1s; )Open 

The first of three images of Toshikana first as Maiko, then (next post) just before her erikae and finally on the day itself as she emerges as a Geiko for the first time. (1/3) These are part of the 'Gei in Geiko' theme in my exhibition, which opens in just over a week in Kyoto. There will be three themes organised in three rooms and over 30 images.
Many young women who become maiko have already been learning classical dance or a traditional instrument for some time and all will learn an instrument as part of their extensive and ongoing training. In the week before making her erikae, the maiko has a special hairstyle, along with formal black kimono and other traditional details. When she emerges as a Geiko (in her first specially made wig), her first act is to re-introduce herself to her kagai (community).
The exhibition opens on 12th May. A map is on my website... more »

The first of three images of Toshikana first as Maiko, then (next post) just before her erikae and finally on the day itself as she emerges as a Geiko for the first time. (1/3) These are part of the 'Gei in Geiko' theme in my exhibition, which opens in just over a week in Kyoto. There will be three themes organised in three rooms and over 30 images.
Many young women who become maiko have already been learning classical dance or a traditional instrument for some time and all will learn an instrument as part of their extensive and ongoing training. In the week before making her erikae, the maiko has a special hairstyle, along with formal black kimono and other traditional details. When she emerges as a Geiko (in her first specially made wig), her first act is to re-introduce herself to her kagai (community).
The exhibition opens on 12th May. A map is on my website www.robertvankoesveld.com/seeing-geiko.

#geiko #maiko #geisha # Kyoto #seeingeiko___

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2016-05-01 02:57:25 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 61 +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___

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2016-04-30 01:35:38 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 132 +1s; )Open 

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

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2016-04-26 10:07:07 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 60 +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___

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2016-04-25 12:53:05 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 78 +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.
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#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…/
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#bhutantours   #Bhutan   #silence   #RvK  ___

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2016-04-25 05:32:50 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 84 +1s; )Open 

 
Temple Abstracts a series 3/3

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Temple Abstracts a series 3/3

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2016-04-24 01:55:36 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 76 +1s; )Open 

Temple Abstracts a series 2/3

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Temple Abstracts a series 2/3

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2016-04-23 09:00:32 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 65 +1s; )Open 

 
Temple Abstracts a series 1/3

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Temple Abstracts a series 1/3

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2016-04-17 11:44:18 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Three Portraits from Uzbekistan

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Three Portraits from Uzbekistan

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2016-04-05 01:48:39 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 69 +1s; )Open 

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

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

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2016-03-19 00:53:14 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 105 +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  ___

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2016-03-18 05:07:28 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 45 +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  ___

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2016-03-13 01:34:54 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 108 +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___

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2016-03-12 02:07:21 (7 comments; 11 reshares; 242 +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___

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2016-02-22 08:00:35 (13 comments; 5 reshares; 115 +1s; )Open 

abstract light

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abstract light

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2016-02-18 11:46:55 (2 comments; 6 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

Across the lily pond to Angkor Wat
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Across the lily pond to Angkor Wat
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2016-02-12 13:46:35 (16 comments; 5 reshares; 78 +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. 
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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___

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2016-02-12 00:03:38 (5 comments; 6 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___

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2016-02-07 12:24:13 (18 comments; 14 reshares; 202 +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  ___

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2016-02-07 01:28:27 (6 comments; 7 reshares; 106 +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___

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