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This week in Photo of the Week 157:

"Mondriaan in Brazil"

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Photo: Maarten Zeehandelaar

Jorge was considered a genius by some, and an ignorant oaf by others. Considering this equation might give you an idea of what people meant, on either side: An old boat is to an amphibian, what Mondriaan is to decoration

But actually, nobody knew why Jorge painted and named his boat as he did.

Another assumption people made - they thought they could hear Jorge's wife from a mile away:

'Jorge, you *****, why has that hull still not been overhauled, while you sit amongst your pretty colors? You think a dead artist is gonna pay our bills? When people wanna see a painting they go to museum. When they want a boat ride they get on a safe, well-maintained boat.'

Personally, I don't really care what all those people thought. I just hope that Jorge was caught in between (paint) jobs by our photographer, and that he and his boat will prosper and be with us for a long, long time to come.

Text: Peter-Jan Vermeij


third of a series of moving photographs with texts by Peter-Jan Vermeij

Photo sequence: Maarten Zeehandelaar

I was made to roam the rivers and lakes, and yes, why not, the seas and oceans of this wonderful world.
Yet I am tied down to the bottom of this bay.

The fact that I do not understand why this is continuously bugs me.

Is my destiny nothing but a figment of my imagination - a what-I-want-to-be instead of a what-I-am? Have I gotten what I needed, instead of what I wanted?

Text: Peter-Jan Vermeij

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About the participants of the Photo of the Week


of the Week


..started by Maarten displaying his weekly photographic endeavors. It has grown since then into a platform for authors and photographers to colaborate in a search of what text and image are to each other.

website P.o.t.W.




..graduated as a philosopher at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Due to various life altering choices he now lives in Rio de Janeiro working as a freelance photographer.

website Maarten



-author/translator- a writing editor and a translating writer - with his contributions to Photo of the Week he is mainly trying to get a handle on what could be a writer's equivalent of the photographer's use of light.

website Peter-Jan




..graduated from the Performing Arts School in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and is now running workshops that use drama-based learning for teambuilding.

website Elske

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