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Impressions of the new office with my photographs.

Dunea recently opened it's sustainably renovated and refurnished new HQ located in Zoetermeer. It features 10.000 m2 of office space, five stories and... 64 photographs made by me.

Dunea produces and distributes drinking water for some 1.2 million people in the west of the Netherlands. It also manages three Natura 2000 nature reserves (Meijendel, Solleveld & parts of Berkheide): coastal sand dunes which are a vital part of the company its water production. These dunes are also renowned for their natural values, hence they welcome over 1 million recreational visitors each year.

I was asked by ZENBER INTERIEUR ARCHITECTUUR bni (together with OIII and Graziosi Progetti) and commissioned by Dunea to translate the unique identity of Dunea into photographs for the new HQ. For this assignment I took my camera not only on land, but also underwater and to the skies to capture the spirit of dunes & water. I usually focus on wildlife photography, but it was very fun to try my hand on portraits, studio shoots, action photography, industrial photography and - in collaboration with BirdMedia - even on aerial photography.

It's really awesome to see my work displayed on such a large scale. Albeit very fun to do, this assignment was also a personal challenge as in combining the logistics of many hours of photography with my full-time job, our 2 months old daughter and renovating our new house. Hence, many thanks to Violeta for her support! While using some existing material I mainly made new photographs. I presented my clients with over 173 photographs of which 64 photo's where eventually chosen. I have been sitting on these photographs for over half a year, so it's great to be able to finally share my personal favorites with you:

A Dunea fitters van in front of the Dutch parliament and the hofvijver filled with water courtesy to Dunea. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 3,2, f/4, iso 100, tripod.
A Dunea fitters van in front of the Dutch parliament and the hofvijver filled with water courtesy to Dunea. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 3,2, f/4, iso 100, tripod.

A Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). Canon 1D MKIV, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM, 1/100, f/11, iso 1600, Canon EF 2x II Extender, tripod.
A Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). Canon 1D MKIV, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM, 1/100, f/11, iso 1600, Canon EF 2x II Extender, tripod.

Dunea's pumping station and treatment plant in Bergambacht. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/400, f/5, iso 100, handheld.
Dunea's pumping station and treatment plant in Bergambacht. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/400, f/5, iso 100, handheld.

Old historic equipment from 1925 in the watertoren in Katwijk. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/4, f/4.5, iso 100, tripod.
Old historic equipment from 1925 in the watertoren in Katwijk. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/4, f/4.5, iso 100, tripod.

Adding oxygen to the water with cascades. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 0.6, f/2.8, iso 200, handheld.
Adding oxygen to the water with cascades. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 0.6, f/2.8, iso 200, handheld.

A two hour old roe deer fawn (Capreolus capreolus) near a 'sprang'. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/80, f/5, iso 100, handheld.
A two hour old roe deer fawn (Capreolus capreolus) near a 'sprang'. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/80, f/5, iso 100, handheld.

Ripples in the sand. Canon 50D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, 1/400, f/5.6, iso 125, handheld.
Ripples in the sand. Canon 50D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, 1/400, f/5.6, iso 125, handheld.

A southern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) in front of a wet dune slack. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/200, f/9, iso 100, handheld.
A southern marsh orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) in front of a wet dune slack. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/200, f/9, iso 100, handheld.

One of the many pumps within the water treatment plant of Dunea in Scheveningen. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/5.6, iso 200, tripod.
One of the many pumps within the water treatment plant of Dunea in Scheveningen. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/5.6, iso 200, tripod.

Ripples on the surface of one of the artificial recharge areas. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/4.5, iso 100, handheld.
Ripples on the surface of one of the artificial recharge areas. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/4.5, iso 100, handheld.

A crown appears after the impact of a droplet. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/250, f/20, iso 200, two flashes, tripod.
A crown appears after the impact of a droplet. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/250, f/20, iso 200, two flashes, tripod.

Within the heart of Dunea's brand new emergency pumping chamber. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/6, f/4.5, iso 200, tripod.
Within the heart of Dunea's brand new emergency pumping chamber. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/6, f/4.5, iso 200, tripod.

A new Dunea customer enjoying a warm shower. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/4.5, iso 100, flash, handheld.
A new Dunea customer enjoying a warm shower. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/4.5, iso 100, flash, handheld.

Dunea water meters. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/4.5, iso 100, two flashes, handheld.
Dunea water meters. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/4.5, iso 100, two flashes, handheld.

The source of Dunea its water: de afgedamde Maas. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/160, f/3.5, iso 100.
The source of Dunea its water: de afgedamde Maas. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/160, f/3.5, iso 100.

Checking a part of the installation in the dunes. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/30, f/4, iso 100, handheld.
Checking a part of the installation in the dunes. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/30, f/4, iso 100, handheld.

Droplets on leaves. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, HDR, iso 100, tripod.
Droplets on leaves. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, HDR, iso 100, tripod.

Endless cables to control this water softening installation. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/50, f/4.5, iso 100, tripod.
Endless cables to control this water softening installation. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/50, f/4.5, iso 100, tripod.

A Dunea ranger helping a few of our one million yearly visitors. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/50, f/4.5, iso 100, handheld.
A Dunea ranger helping a few of our one million yearly visitors. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/50, f/4.5, iso 100, handheld.

Spare parts. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/20, iso 100, two flashes, handheld.
Spare parts. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/20, iso 100, two flashes, handheld.

Changing parts of the distribution system is often quite a logistic challenge. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/100, f/5.6, iso 100, handheld.
Changing parts of the distribution system is often quite a logistic challenge. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/100, f/5.6, iso 100, handheld.

Dunes are eventually formed from little beads of sand washed on shore. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/160, f/8, iso 100, tripod.
Dunes are eventually formed from little beads of sand washed on shore. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/160, f/8, iso 100, tripod.

A family enjoying a stroll. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/80, f/2.8, iso 100, tripod.
A family enjoying a stroll. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/80, f/2.8, iso 100, tripod.

A glass of water & droplets. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/250, f/4, iso 100, tripod.
A glass of water & droplets. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/250, f/4, iso 100, tripod.

Filling a glass of water in one of Dunea it's free public outdoor taps. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/100, f/3.5, iso 200, tripod.
Filling a glass of water in one of Dunea it's free public outdoor taps. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/100, f/3.5, iso 200, tripod.

Overview of Dunea its facility in Scheveningen. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/640, f/3.5, iso 100.
Overview of Dunea its facility in Scheveningen. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/640, f/3.5, iso 100.

A typical scene of European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria). Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/500, f/14, iso 200, tripod.
A typical scene of European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria). Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/500, f/14, iso 200, tripod.

Honeysuckle has spectacular colors. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/80, f/2.8, iso 200, flaah, handheld.
Honeysuckle has spectacular colors. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/80, f/2.8, iso 200, flaah, handheld.

Bulrush (Typha latifoli) and a setting sun. Canon 400D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, 1/250, f/5.6, iso 200, handheld.
Bulrush (Typha latifoli) and a setting sun. Canon 400D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM, 1/250, f/5.6, iso 200, handheld.

Oudemansiella mucida. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/30, f/4.5, iso 200, handheld.
Oudemansiella mucida. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/30, f/4.5, iso 200, handheld.

Two Dunea 'products': drinking water and Blueweed. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/640, f/6.3, iso 200, handheld.
Two Dunea 'products': drinking water and Blueweed. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/640, f/6.3, iso 200, handheld.

Surreal detail of a leaf against the sun. Canon 400D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/320, f/5, iso 200, handheld
Surreal detail of a leaf against the sun. Canon 400D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/320, f/5, iso 200, handheld

Filling a glass with nice cold water. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/120, f/2.8, iso 100, tripod.
Filling a glass with nice cold water. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/120, f/2.8, iso 100, tripod.

A male sand lizard (Lacerta agilis). Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/250, f/4, iso 250, handheld.
A male sand lizard (Lacerta agilis). Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 1/250, f/4, iso 250, handheld.

Semi-wild Konik's are used by Dunea in their nature management. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/7.1, iso 100, handheld.
Semi-wild Konik's are used by Dunea in their nature management. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/7.1, iso 100, handheld.

Underneath the surface of one of Dunea's its artificial retention area's. Canon PowerShot S100, 1/1000, f/2, iso 125, handheld, Ikelite underwaterhouse.
Underneath the surface of one of Dunea's its artificial retention area's. Canon PowerShot S100, 1/1000, f/2, iso 125, handheld, Ikelite underwaterhouse.

A female Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa). Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens, 1/400, f/5.6, iso 250, handheld.
A female Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa). Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens, 1/400, f/5.6, iso 250, handheld.

Meijendel with its recreational infrastructure. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/125, f/3.5, iso 100.
Meijendel with its recreational infrastructure. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/125, f/3.5, iso 100.

A swimmer in a public swimming pool filled with Dunea water. Canon PowerShot S100, 1/60, f/2, iso 400, handheld, Ikelite underwaterhouse.
A swimmer in a public swimming pool filled with Dunea water. Canon PowerShot S100, 1/60, f/2, iso 400, handheld, Ikelite underwaterhouse.

People sporting in the dunes. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/20, f/29, iso 100, tripod, remote trigger.
People sporting in the dunes. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/20, f/29, iso 100, tripod, remote trigger.

Sunset over Dunea its production facility in Scheveningen. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, HDR, iso 100, Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey filter, tripod.
Sunset over Dunea its production facility in Scheveningen. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, HDR, iso 100, Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey filter, tripod.

Children playing with the water play area next to Dunea's visitor centre De Tapuit. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/7.1, iso 160, flash, handheld.
Children playing with the water play area next to Dunea's visitor centre De Tapuit. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/7.1, iso 160, flash, handheld.

Skyline of the Hague with the 1874 Dunea water tower in the front. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 25, f/8, iso 100, handheld.
Skyline of the Hague with the 1874 Dunea water tower in the front. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, 25, f/8, iso 100, handheld.

Startrails and De Tapuit, Dunea's visitor centre. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, stacked image, iso 100, handheld.
Startrails and De Tapuit, Dunea's visitor centre. Canon 50D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro, stacked image, iso 100, handheld.

Water samples awaiting testing. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/30, f/4.5, iso 160, tripod.
Water samples awaiting testing. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/30, f/4.5, iso 160, tripod.

Brand new and innovative technology developed by Dunea its researchers. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/4, iso 250, flash, tripod.
Brand new and innovative technology developed by Dunea its researchers. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/60, f/4, iso 250, flash, tripod.

The water tower in Scheveningen reflecting in the 'verzamelkom'. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/100, f/7.1, iso 100, tripod.
The water tower in Scheveningen reflecting in the 'verzamelkom'. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/100, f/7.1, iso 100, tripod.

Dragon's teeth from the Second World War. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, HDR, iso 100, Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey filter, tripod.
Dragon's teeth from the Second World War. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, HDR, iso 100, Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey filter, tripod.

A sunset over Dunea its facility in Katwijk. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, HDR, iso 100, handheld.
A sunset over Dunea its facility in Katwijk. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, HDR, iso 100, handheld.

Artificial retention areas in Meijendel. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/125, f/3.5, iso 100.
Artificial retention areas in Meijendel. Drone with Canon PowerShot G1 X, 1/125, f/3.5, iso 100.

Droplets reflecting the Dunea logo. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/29, iso 250, 2 flashes, tripod.
Droplets reflecting the Dunea logo. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/250, f/29, iso 250, 2 flashes, tripod.

A Dunea off-road vehicle on a rough track in the dunes. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/320, f/14, iso 100, handheld.
A Dunea off-road vehicle on a rough track in the dunes. Canon 50D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, 1/320, f/14, iso 100, handheld.
 


Assignment: Dunea Headquarters