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Lowlands Special ‘08

Coverimage Krijn van Noordwijk

Contents 09 New(s) Nice and Need to Know Photography Items. 14 Book Review(s) International Selected Books on Festival Photography. 28 Portfolio Krijn van Noordwijk Famous Festival Faces. 42 Collectors Tip Hanekroot’s Vintage Pop Photography. 46 Portfolio Elza Jo Elza Shot Her Own Lowlands Party. 58 Portfolio Barry Kornbluh Black & White Film, Large Grains and Iconic Shots.

72 Portfolio Otto Snoek Pure Vision Straight Out of Rotterdam 84 Portfolio Titia Hahne Yes, Those Pictures Were Taken at Lowlands. 94 Portfolio Simone Bär Surrealistic Portraits. 106 Portfolio Boudewijn Bollmann Twisted Festival Streets. 106 Bkmrks Eight Classic Album Sleeves and Their Stories. 118 Portfolio Dennis Duijnhouwer The Results Of A Hectic Trip.


Yesterday by Nico van der Stam

Softcover 260 pages, 16 x 22 cm 200 photographs Voetnoot Publishers, 2008 ISBN 9789078068129 € 25.00

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Holland’s biggest unknown photographer is Nico van der Stam (1925-2000). He independently captured – selftaught man that he was – the up-and-coming Dutch popscene and anything else Holland was into from the international scene in the 60s and early 70s. Due to the fact that the photographer and many of the artists were new to the scene, many of the photos consist of uneasy poses snapped in a rush for papers, magazines and record sleeves. As a result they have remained low-profile. Nevertheless, ‘Yesterday’ is worth it’s weight as a historical document and is reinforced by personal memoirs from authors Roel Bentz van den Berg, Sjoerd Kuyper and Thomas Verbogt.

© Martijn van de Griendt

© Jasper Groen


Finding Emo by Martijn van de Griendt & Jasper Groen

Softcover Published, 2008 € 20.00

When Martijn van de Griendt and Jasper Groen share interest in each others work via chat, it’s obvious that they both have a thing for photographing Emos: Alternative kids with all the exterior characteristics of gothics, cybers, punkers and well, elfs. Put briefly, they tend to be youths of a gentle disposition who don’t want to be categorised. ‘Finding Emo’ is the amalgamation of work from a quest to record the newest subculture within Dutch youth culture brought to publication in a razor sharp and, above all, touching way.

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Vignettes of Fuji Rock by Peter Koudstaal In July 2007 Peter Koudstaal made his way to THE festival in the Far East: Fuji Rock. The popularity of the festival doesn’t have as much to do with the stunning location at Naeba Ski Resort than it does with the line-up. While the music offer in Japan might be plentiful with all the boybands and idol stars, a huge 100.000 people went for the ‘alternative’ sounds of Muse, The Lost Prophets and Iggy Pop. The book gives a good insight into the festival, though it has to be said that the photos of the visitors are far more interesting to see than the dull images of the popstars.

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It’s A Book! Publishing, 2008

88 pages, 26 x 22 cm

ISBN 9789081278119

Full color/b&w photographs

€ 15.00


Benicàssim. El Festival by Carmela García, Cristina García Rodero, Immo Klink, Ángel Marcos, Álvaro Villarrubia & Massimo Vitali For the month of August the village of Benicàssim – located somewhere between Barcelona and Valencia – is the music capital of Europe. The line-up of hundreds of artists and the thousands of visitors spread throughout four massive podiums have made the Festival Internacional de Benicàssim what it is for fourteen years now. A real meeting place for low and high-brow culture. MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León – sent out six renowned photographers to capture a novel part of the Spanish cultural heritage. The photographs can not only be found in the book but also as an exhibition travelling through Spain. Hardcover 144 pages, 37.7 (open: 75.4) x 29.9 cm Full-colour photographs ACTAR/MUSAC, 2008 ISBN 9788496954274 € 49.00 GUP: Guide to Unique Photography


We’ll sleep at home. The Festival Feeling in the Netherlands and Belgium by Arne van Terphoven & Isabella Rozendaal

Rain, sunshine, grass, mud, drink, drugs, rickety tents and lots of noise: The sure-fire ingredients of any good festival. These are also the ingredients for ‘WE’LL SLEEP AT HOME - The Festival Feeling in the Netherlands and Belgium’, the first book to cover the festival experience in the Low-lying countries. Author Arne van Terphoven pens inimitable stories about organisers, artists and

visitors at various festivals including Rock Werchter, Pinkpop, Pukkelpop and Lowlands. The festivalgoer also gets some survival-tips and a history lesson about the portaloo. One minute you’re taken to the moshpit, the next you’re in the deep of night at the camping ground. All in all a proper festival bible, complete with photography from Isabella Rozendaal.

The Festival Feeling Hardcover 228 pages, 24 x 30 cm 100 photographs Publisher L.J. Veen, May 2009 ISBN 9789020423723 â‚Ź 19.90

Portfolio, Krijn Portfolio Q&Avan Noordwijk

All images © Krijn van Noordwijk

PHOTO BOOTH A gazebo, four camping chairs, burning candles on the table and a front garden comprising of six plastic sunflowers. In his improvised studio backstage Krijn van Noordwijk didn’t meet the minor artists. And the more colourful it was outside, the darker it was in the ‘booth’. The result: subtle profiles plucked out of the darkness. Not only Krijn but you too come face to face with the ‘big names of Lowlands’.

Text: Jochem Rijlaarsdam

Black Thought - The Roots

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Sven Väth

All images © Hendrik Kerstens

Text: Jochem Rijlaarsdam

Questlove - The Roots

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Portfolio Elza Jo

All images © Elza Jo

We bumped into Elza Jo many times at Lowlands in the past. Not that she can remember anything about those meetings, but hey, she wasn’t working at the time... She was there last year too, all sober – but we weren’t. That gave us an inkling of hope so we asked here to come with us this year. Brilliant! Not that we saw her or anything, she recorded her own version of Lowlands, of which we were evidently not part of. After seeing the photos, she let her cut, paste and drawing skills loose on a few of them. 46 — 47

Santogold with dancers

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Portfolio Barry Kornbluh

All images Š Barry Kornbluh


New Yorker Barry Kornbluh got his first Leica in the 80’s. He walked the streets of the big apple shooting interesting stuff that, in Barry’s case, could be anything anywhere. Street energy was the thing that made him tick. In the 90’s he moved to Amsterdam and found it difficult to detect those New York atmospheres. We invited him to Lowlands because of his distinct and abstract style of photography. And guess what happened, Barry retrieved a sense of New York just outside Biddinghuizen. A kind of freedom. Anonymous in the crowd. Shooting away. No one cared.






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BIDDINGHUIZEN. Maaike Kemps (21, onder op de foto) en Anne van Dam (22) kwamen op het idee toen ze de programmaboekjes voor Lowlands in handen kregen. Anne: “We wilden opvallen. Een

foto maken om in te leveren bij de GUPmagazine-stand. Naakt halen we die speciale Lowlands-editie wel, dachten we.� Voorwaarde was echter dat ze samen op de foto gingen, dus was de vraag hoe ze

Foto Martijn van Griendt

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dat voor elkaar konden krijgen. Fotograaf Martijn van de Griendt struinde op dat moment over het campingterrein en bood aan de meisjes te fotograferen. “Best eng, maar het was tenslotte warm, en er

stond een rij bij de ingang van het festivalterrein, dus we hadden toch niets te doen”, vertelt Anne. “Trouwens die boekjes waren groot genoeg, je ziet bijna niks.”

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Portfolio Otto Snoek

“Sid Vicious would turn in his grave if he could see the punks lining up for the coins like upright citizens.” Photographer Otto Snoek is amazed that all the sub-cultures at Lowlands melt together so happily to form one big festival going crowd. He is interested in moments that give a photograph something quirky. Are these kind of moments served up on a platter at Lowlands? Well, yeah, if you reckon a mohawk or a group of hoodies donning Ray-Ban Wayfarers is thrilling enough. Snoek doesn’t – that would be too easy. No, he prefers to observe people and wait for that moment that deserves a second glance.

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All images © Otto Snoek

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Portfolio, PortfolioQ&A Titia Hahne


All images Š Hendrik Kerstens

Text: Jochem Rijlaarsdam

All images Š Titia Hahne


he knew what she wanted to be when she was fifteen years old: a photographer. That she would mainly do so in the music scene unbeknown to her at the time. Titia Hahne often gets sent out on behalf of the Dutch music magazine OOR. Well, now for GUP and Lowlands too. At Lowlands she was in photo heaven: Artists and bands in abundance. She is up to the challenge and proves it here with her mighty black and white work from the most colourful festival in Holland.

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Black Kids

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All images © Hendrik Kerstens

Text: Jochem Rijlaarsdam


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Portfolio Simone Bär


went looking for the faces of Lowlands. In the morning, when a serene peace still draped the festival terrain and in the afternoon when a bussling crowd sprawled across it. Simone Bär took festivalgoer’s portraits with her Hasselblad H2D 39. Isolated from the masses for one moment before they launch themselves back into the crowds. Lucid and formidable images, not unlike the Lowlanders themselves - ahem.

All images © Simone Bär

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Portfolio Boudewijn Bollmann

When Boudewijn goes out and about with his camera, it’s a case of waiting to see where he ends up. Observe how each photo outdoes the last. Unexpected is a fitting description for Bollmann’s photos. He roamed and snooped around the entire festival from the campsite to Higher Ground, to catch meticulous – and often enough ludicrous – quirky festival scenes. For this is what Lowlands is...

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All images Š Boudewijn Bollmann


Classic Sleeves Maybe you – or your folks – have got one of these lying around in the attic: A record sleeve featuring a cover photo almost as famous as the artist or band itself. Check out these ten ‘classic’ album covers. Herb Alpert - Whipped Cream & Other ... (1965) This album flew out of the stores selling six million copies in the USA alone. A three month pregnant Dolores Erickson donning a chiffon and a good layer of bubble foam adorns the cover. The artwork was so popular that Alpert would open the live version of the song with the words “Sorry, but we can’t play the cover.” Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery ... (1982) Quite intense this one. The English photographer Mike Wells did the artwork for the sleeve of the Californian Punk band’s ‘Plastic Surgery Disasters’.The photo of a starving child’s hand in that of a missionary’s – World Press Photo of the year in 1980 – was taken in Uganda. The Black Crowes - Amorica (1994) Inspite of not featuring one hit single this record went platinum in the USA after selling more than 500.000 copies. But the sleeve cover was not an original – the image was taken from a 1975 Hustler cover. Shortly after the release the production of the sleeve was ceased by order of conservative powers. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) Kurt Cobain pledged to take the coverbaby, Spencer Elden, who was four months old at the time, out to dinner when he was old enough. Kurt’s suicide cast a shadow on that plan. Teenager Spencer recently revealed that he was unhappy with the iconic image: He feels like the biggest porn star in the world. Shouldn’t that be smallest? Miles Davis - Tutu (1986) Taken by the master, Irving Penn, this photograph is so good it’s enough to make you jealous. No frills, just a straight-up head shot. Art Director Eiko Ishioka was awarded with a Grammy for the album. Miles Davis made the album in tribute to the Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu from Capetown, South Africa. 116 — 117

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) Rain Dogs are lost dogs, lost because the rain has washed away their scent – a metaphor for the drunks and vagabonds that feature in Tom Waits’ songs. If you thought Waits was on the cover, you’d be wrong. Swedish photographer Anders Petersen captured two regulars in Cafe Blehmitz, Hamburg, in the late sixties. The photo was first used as the cover for one of Petersen’s book. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987) The fifth album from – in light of the fact that twenty million copies of their greatest hits have been sold worldwide – one of the biggest bands on the planet. Teeming with hits and said to be one of the most famous album covers, ‘The Joshua Tree’ was shot by Anton Corbijn who had built up a good rapport with the Irish band at the time. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1979) This cover was shot on 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles after Jim Morrison asked the owners very nicely if the band could pose in the window for a photo. Henry Diltz, the photographer on duty, is regarded as one of the first rock photographers of the sixties. He was the man at Woodstock, The Summer of ’69. Dilts has shot around 200 LP sleeves, this one serving as his landmark. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969) The most famous zebra crossing in the world. Seldom has a cover been so parodied, possibly only parelleled by the Chillis with the socks covering their Johnsons. Iain Macmillan was responsible for the shoot. He had a mere 10 minutes at 11.30 AM to get a picture that – as it later transpired – became the most iconic albumcover of all time. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971) Mick Jagger in oh-so-tight jeans, right? Wrong. The covermodel is one of Andy Warhol’s many assistants, the man who inspired the idea ‘This photograph may not be - etc.’. As it so happens the zip in the photo taken by Billy Name is real. In 2003 VH1 gave Sticky Fingers the title the “No.1 Greatest Album Cover” of all time. GUP: Guide to Unique Photography

Portfolio Dennis Duijnhouwer


e gave Dennis a call somewhere back in June to ask if he wanted to come to Lowlands with us. He was up for it, but first he had to go on a road trip across the States. He reassured us he’d be back on time. We had a deal. Nevertheless on Wednesday the 13th of August he still wasn’t back and we couldn’t get hold of him... until Friday when around 3 a big old beard came a-wandering onto the Lowlands site. It was Dennis, fresh off the plane with an amazing case of jet lag. His symptoms were classic: He couldn’t sleep at night and wanted nothing more during the day. On Saturday he was so knackered that, when he set his Yashica camera down and plonked himself on the toilet, he forgot to pick it up again on his way out. The one who coined it got a load of cool pictures as well as a cool camera... the rest can be seen here.

All All images images © Dennis © Audrey Duijnhouwer Corregan

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Sanne Sannes, Untitled 1965 Vintage Photographs

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