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A Galloway cow in Meijendel. Photograph by Picturing Wildlife, design by T2 Ontwerp.

This year and in 2015 Dunea commissioned several images during three separate assignments, one of which is still ongoing. I previously did assignments for them, including all photography for their renovated and refurnished headquarters. Building on that relation I was very happy to be able to provide them with more material.

Campaign
I provided two photographs for Dunea their campaign 'De duinen zorgen voor ons water, wij zorgen voor de duinen'. Cleverly designed by T2 Ontwerp this campaign pointed out both the importance of the dunes and the role of Dunea as manager of these wonderful nature reserves. These posters where widely circulated throughout their service area: from train stations, bus stops to shopping malls.

I was commissioned to deliver a specific wide-angle shot of a Galloway: standing in the dunes with a clear blue sky as background. Not difficult you would say... It turned out that either the Galloway cattle were nowhere to be found or blue skies where suspiciously absent. Luckily after several attempts everything came together. I used a flash with a softbox in this particular photo to be able to show the rich colour variation and texture of their curly coat.

It was great to see my work so widely displayed in public.
It was great to see my work so widely displayed in public.
 


Interior office design
Following their renovated HQ I was once again asked to provide all photography for their location in Scheveningen. This time it consisted of the renovation and refurnished of two buildings: Dunea their press centre and a new 1500 m2 working environment within an existing building. This assignment was undertaken once again in cooperation with interior design studio Zenber and signing company McArt.

For this assignment I actually rented a pilot and Cessna 172 to do aerial photography above Dunea their dune areas and production locations. It was very fun to see areas I know so well from above, especially when your fond of heights like me (pilot: do you want me to completely remove the door? We'll use an extra seatbelt for you. Me: no, I think I'm good...).

For their press centre I made a high resolution aerial landscape shot of the sea, beach, dunes, production location and the skyline of The Hague. This shot was specially printed on a 4,6 by 5,3 m large canvas (15 by 17.4 ft) and displayed next to the staircase. This photo gives visitors an unique perspective on their location and the world Dunea operates in.

For the office space I combined older material with new photographs. Because it is a former industrial building you get an interesting contrast between the older parts and new additions. My photographs are printed on a special foil and displayed on glass elements. One section displays an entire series of photographs, spanning 30 m (98.4 ft) in which I show the journey of a droplet of water from Dunea it's source to the end consumer. The following images are a selection of my personal favourites. Enjoy!

This is just a fraction of the total image in Dunea its press centre! Personally I like the B/W rendered version the best.
This is just a fraction of the total image in Dunea its press centre! Personally I like the B/W rendered version the best.


Education on water and nature is very important for Dunea. This dreamy backlit shot combines both. Who didn't grow up catching tadpoles? A great photo, but I might be biased as a father... :)
Education on water and nature is very important for Dunea. This dreamy backlit shot combines both. Who didn't grow up catching tadpoles? A great photo, but I might be biased as a father... :)


An aerial shot of Dunea their artificial recharge areas (infiltratieplassen), hinting on the rich underwater life below the surface.
An aerial shot of Dunea their artificial recharge areas (infiltratieplassen), hinting on the rich underwater life below the surface.


Showing nature reserve Meijendel and Dunea their production location in one of the most densely populated areas in the world: crammed between the 'Randstad' and the North Sea. Countless functions and interests come together.
Showing nature reserve Meijendel and Dunea their production location in one of the most densely populated areas in the world: crammed between the 'Randstad' and the North Sea. Countless functions and interests come together.


This specially converted Unimog makes maintenance work of the technical drinking water infrastructure easier in the dunes.
This specially converted Unimog makes maintenance work of the technical drinking water infrastructure easier in the dunes.


The bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) is one of the most beautiful orchis species in Dunea their nature reserves. Looks can be deceiving though: this particular flower is only 1,5 cm (0.59 inch) wide.
The bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) is one of the most beautiful orchis species in Dunea their nature reserves. Looks can be deceiving though: this particular flower is only 1,5 cm (0.59 inch) wide.


Did anyone ever notice I like amphibians...? :) These red-listed European tree frogs (Hyla arborea) where actually introduced illegally, but they do extremely well in the dunes. A mixed blessing?
Did anyone ever notice I like amphibians...? :) These red-listed European tree frogs (Hyla arborea) where actually introduced illegally, but they do extremely well in the dunes. A mixed blessing?


Catching that 30 second purple light during sunrise. This is of Dunea their impressive water softening plants. This building actually won a Dutch architecture prize.
Catching that 30 second purple light during sunrise. This is of Dunea their impressive water softening plants. This building actually won a Dutch architecture prize.


A Dunea forester taking on some trees, blown over during a particularly intense summer storm.
A Dunea forester taking on some trees, blown over during a particularly intense summer storm.


One of Dunea its ranger scanning the area. Rangers are vital for interpretation and education, law enforcement and emergency response in some of 'Randstad' its biggest nature reserves.
One of Dunea its ranger scanning the area. Rangers are vital for interpretation and education, law enforcement and emergency response in some of 'Randstad' its biggest nature reserves.


The 'Arnold J' is Dunea its research vessel on the Dammed-up Meuse (Afgedamde Maas). And YES... i did get wet for this shot on purpose :)
The 'Arnold J' is Dunea its research vessel on the Dammed-up Meuse (Afgedamde Maas). And YES... i did get wet for this shot on purpose :)


Dunea has their own highly specialised E&I department, due to their ingenious process of producing and distributing drinking water to 1,3 million people.
Dunea has their own highly specialised E&I department, due to their ingenious process of producing and distributing drinking water to 1,3 million people.


Assignment: campaign & interior office design