I love photographing unexpected events. Last week I was asked by the Kroepoekfabriek to keep my Saturday morning and afternoon to shoot an event on a special location. This location turned out to be the Elbe. A seaworthy tug boat built in 1959. Sidenote: I love sailing. The first few years of my life was spent on board of several ships where my dad was head engineer, and many a summer vacation was spent on board, well, as long as my dad was working. This ended when I was about 15 when he retired early. So this was a nice chance to be back on the water.
We sailed out of the Elbe’s home port Maassluis towards Rotterdam. We went by the SS Rotterdam, quite the sight to see from waterlevel and then past the Verolme shipyards. The event was organised by Fonds Schiedam Vlaardingen who are celebrating their 25th anniversary. Stichting Fonds Schiedam Vlaardingen provides donations to organisations dedicated to the local community and are instrumental in the Schiedam, Vlaardingen, Maassluis area.
You can find a selection of these photo’s in the Event Photography section.