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Some icehockeyplayers, strong in and out of their gear.
10-08-2010: hurdlespecialist Mike van Kruchten (23) is shown here in broad daylight as passers by look on. Because of artificial studiolight the background has become darker than the initial subject. The same counts for Jorg Ootjers, at 35 still practising athletics. Great to work with, those athletes posing on the seashore. Here's a closeup of Mike. Athletics pg 5.
04-22-2010: Athletics is the first sport in olympics; Gert-Jan Wassink (24) is the fastest indoor this year in The NL on 3000m.
His goal; the marathon in London 2012.
His body; no fat at all I would say.
See athletics pg 5.
03-22-2010: Speedskating and cycling go together well; René Hooghiemster (23) is another example. This guy is strong and determined, as you can tell by his looks.
See cycling pg 3.
As the Vuelta started in The Netherlands in august this year I managed to portray some interesting cyclists, like Stijn Devolder (29) from Belgium and Dominique Rollin (26) from Canada. The big cartwheel made of wood and solid iron, not only emphasizes their incredible strength but also refers to the local means of transportation in earlier days in that part of the country. See cycling pg 3.
Brasil's got Rio for the summerolympics 2016 but these athletes may also participate at the wintergames in Vancouver.
Marcio Simao de Souza, (34) 110m hurdles was earlier portrayed by me. I met him again lately, as a member of the bobsleighteam of Brasil. Odirlei (27) Sergio (33) and Edson (30) are also on the team, so you can find them in athletics pg 4 as well as bobsleigh pg 1.
Arjan van der Plaat is a freestyle swimmer and now the 50m's national champion in The Netherlands. At 22 he'll not slow down but will achieve more undoubtedly. This quiet hard worker has the looks and the mentality for that.
See aquatics pg 2.
I'm sure Christiaan Varenhorst (18y, 2.11m) and Alexander Brouwer (19y, 1.98m) would appreciate any comment of the viewers on these photographs. These guys are more mature than many others active in topsports.
They form the national (NL) beachvolleyballteam for younger players and are preparing for London 2012. They reached a second place in an European Championship and already rank good amids the seniors in their sport.
They were astonished to see their muscles, as I'd lit them, on the backside of the camera; no hotelroommirror had produced "so much" wherever they went.... this was probably very encouraging.
See volleyball 2.
Their website; www.brouwer-varenhorst.nl.
European recordholder on the 3000m steeplechase, Simon Vroemen was as fit as ever, age 39, when he posed for me in a cross-country environment, suitable for a runner in this discipline.
As most track&field athletes he was completely at ease in his bodysuit, even amidst rumours that started out from that 26th day in june making him decide not to participate in Beijing.
These are the last pictures of his active career, I presume, and naturally he's in the calendar issued during the 2008 Olympics.
Another participant in that calendar is Ingmar Berga, really an inlineskater, connected to Italy, but when temperatures drop he's one of the best speedskaters on long distances (40 km plus) in the more northern countries.
In his own country an unknown wintersport, but in Germany Herbert Cool practises biathlon on an international level. The combination of langlaufen and shooting is something not very well understood in the low countries but rapidity through physical strenght and concentration of the mind are the key words here.
See biathlon pg 1.
Cyclist Kai Reus (22) is back on his way to race again.
After a serious accident and two weeks in coma in 2007 it's a wonder he's still alive and performed well in Kansas City the other month.
I met him in a typical landscape, exposed to rain and wind but we knew it might lead to an "atmospheric" photograph. As conditions worsened I set up a studio in a covered hall for more exposure...
See cycling pg 3.
The Olympic calendar is out!
It's a birthdaycalendar so there's no chance of expiration and it's a nice present as well.
Click here for more information; Kalender- Ewoud Broeksma
More gymnasts added, among whom is worldchampion on the rings in 2005 Yuri van Gelder. Yuri might very well have been the gold medalwinner of the Olympics, but was not allowed to compete, because of the rules.
He's got my sympathy, always ready as he is to show off his perfectly trained muscled body, and the relaxed attitude which is so common for winners, they control, so why would they be nervous.
Jouke is another gymnast, not in an olympic discipline but his body is amazingly well built and his face is very characteristique. He posed a couple of times for me before, and on meeting him by accident, while shooting Yuri, he was immediately ready to pose right there and then, always in shape.
Rowers always have developed bodies as they use all of their muscles.
Funny they don't seem to be aware of that untill they have a look at their photographs.
Even swimmer Robin van Aggele with his enormous butterfly arms couldn't keep Michael Phelps from his eight medals.
Soon after I write this, Epke Zonderland, aged 22, will compete in the gymnastics finale in Beijing against Fabian Hambuechen and other hopefuls for medals.
At 1.73 m in length he's much taller than Fabian at 1.62 m, somehow I guess this german competitor would never pose nude like Epke did early july this year, taking time for me because he really wanted to pose for the (now running) exhibition, before leaving for the far east.
Epke, a medicine student on the side, remembered posing for me in 2002 at the age of 16, with his brothers, all of them gymnasts, because he received the real photographs, and apparantly not all photographers have the courtesy to at least provide these topsportsmen with photos......
See gymnastics pg 1.
In this olympic year I tend to become modest in new publications as a new calendar with elite sportmen is in the make.
This 19 year old mountainbiker couldn't wait, so he graces pg. 3 in the cycling section.
Wietse de Vries has his own site for you to keep track of him, but here this redhead shows his studio capacities in proven poses, as they all seem to want it....
Some older pictures again, from volleyballplayer Ron van Steen, 19 at the time.
Playing in a team defeating the best teams of The Netherlands the past two weeks.
Like many volleyballplayers, friendly ans cooperative, and very professional.
Evgeniy Levchenko (29) agreed to pose for me earlier in the year.
This soccerplayer, called "Lev" by friends, is part of Ukraine's national team and does make a difference in the present footballcompetition playing for FCGroningen, and also makes a difference for a children's home he's supporting in his country of origin.
I gladly support this good cause, and would like to bid all of the readers here, to consider buying this benefit (nude-)calendar showing soccerplayers, among whom Lev himself will feature, and should be available somewhere early 2008.
See football pg 2.
Newly updated with two former topsportsmen; volleyballplayer Joost Kooistra who's career boosted right after these images were produced in 1996, when he was 19 years old and 1.95 m. tall. He was a member of the national team of The Netherlands that reached a 5th place at the Olympics of 2000 in Sydney. Not bad.
He's still playing on a national level, and at the end of this month will turn 31. See volleyball pg 2.
Edwin Jongejans here at age 28, won the world title in diving from 1 m height in 1995. Just two days after his return from that worldchampionship in Vienna, he posed for me.
Unfortunately, the 1meter is not an olympic discipline, but diving itself, of course, is.
See aquatics pg 2.
Soccerplayer Koert Thalen (20) had just finished a tournament when I got to talk to him, and explained the importance to be part of this collection.
He agreed immediately after seeing the website showing the other players who posed before him.
He had his minutes of glory already in the first team of FC Groningen, which is now into European football, and hopes to play more. He brought a friend to the shoot who turned out to be a taekwondo specialist, Stefan Boom (18).
Marathonspeedskating might become an olympic sport one day, speedskating itself has been olympic for decades and Arno Hendrikse is a typical example for this discipline of wintersport, that is practised preferably outdoors on long distances in The Netherlands, where winters used to be cold, and landscapes wide.
Arno, who just turned 22 and studies economy in Amsterdam, is perfectly built for the sport with his strong upper legs and thighs.
See skating pg 2.
Athletes are perhaps the most relaxed sportsmen to pose for these pages, as they're practising the mother of all sports, originating from ancient Greece. They're never shy about their bodies.
I ran into Sebastiaan Steenberg (21) at a championship earlier this year and he gladly picked up the invitation to do a "body-inventory" on how to look at your best, and his just as eager teammate Erik Teunissen (22) came along. With two other teammates, they once ended in 3rd place in the national dutch relayrace on 4x100m.
To improve their chances on a national title these two rowing teams from Aegir and Gyas joined forces to represent their university.
From the same shoot, in the year 2000, an olympic organisation wanted this photograph to be put in a calendar.
One of the toprowers here is Jan-Willem Gabriëls who won silver in Athens in the 8+. One of his teammembers there was Gerritjan Eggenkamp, a former boatracewinner (2002) studying at Oxford university at the time, here portrayed in 2003, showing his special shirt from the boatrace.
Hans Griffioen, 21, is a speedskater specialized in long distances.
He looks like he could have run away from a medieval painting of some Italian artist, but in fact he's built for this wintersport with his strong thighs and well developed legs......
See skating pg. 2.
Cyclist Patrick Kos specialized himself on trackracing, but at age 20 now he knows his best days are yet to come; on the road.
This clever young man, speaking 5 languages including Danish, comes from a sportive background.
His looks have brought him in more than one photostudio already, undoubtedly we'll see this sympathetic young talent more often.
See cycling pg 2.
Marko Klok is a great name in volleyball.
As a true Olympian he won a silver medal at the games in Barcelona 1992 with the national team of The Netherlands.
In 1995 he became European Champion beachvolleyball and in 2000 he won the national title of Italy with his team from Scudetto.
Today, at age 38, Marko is still playing at the highest level in Moscow for Fakel Novi Urengoi.
I met him in 2002 for this photoshoot.
See volleyball pg. 2.
As a man of the military, Leon Meijer was used to intensive exercise.
Now, as a physiotherapist at age 32, he keeps fit by training for thriathlon competitions.
Leon's website in progress; www.leonmeijer.com.
Worldchampion cycling time-trial under-23 Dominique Cornu from Belgium posed for me recently to make a dream come true, as this sympathetic topsportsman confessed. More than one reason to show this 21 year old on these pages where his peers like Thomas Dekker and Theo Bos preceeded him.
Dominique is tall at 1.96m, and his body shows some interesting (rectangled) lines on his back and a long muscleline on his upper legs.
To keep informed about this pro cyclist check his website;
See cycling pg 2.
They're really good in getting athletes to Europe to keep them going, sometimes making money for them in competitions and clinics etc. They're into athletics with heart and soul, and I can recommend them with conviction, having worked with them myself.
See athletics pg. 3.
Daniël de Wild (22) grew up in the great town of Rotterdam, where this short-distance-runner shows himself against the skyline.
See cycling pg 3.
Ron and Ben Klemann are handballplayers and brothers, in topsports you never know what comes first. Ron was 24, Ben 22 at the time of this photoshoot (2004) in a gallery where I was to put up an exhibition later. See handball.
Paul Jans figured on the same exhibition. This talented soccerplayer, then 23, is great to work with, for his looks, but not less for his mentality to win and do things right.
Some photographs of Milos Drakulic (21) have been posted on the other website, but here's were they really belong.
This Croatian talent of 21 had sparringpartners like Wimbledonwinner Goran Ivanisevic, who happens to be his neighbour on the island of Brac, and also Martina Hingis.
See tennis pg1. His pictures became a bit too popular, and were removed jan. 13th 2012.
Christian Tamminga is one of the best pole vaulters in The Netherlands. He held the national record of 5,76 m for years and after some injuries is back on his way again to practise this precise and sometimes nervewrecking type of sport.
This photoshoot from 2004 took quite some time to get the right positions, and lighting, we tried to be perfect....
See athletics pg3.
Casey Fitzrandolph (31) won a gold medal in 2002 at the Olympics, on the 500m. I met this kind and great athlete from the U.S. in Heerenveen, where, after speaking with KC Boutiette, he was convinced to pose for me, with an original olympic torch from the Torino games of 2006. How olympic can you get....
Another medallist is Mark Veens whom I photographed in 2004 just before Athens, where he won silver in the 4x100 freestyle relayteam, just behind the American team. One of these pictures is on the backside of a calendar, still available here.
An old picture of Christian and Alexander Selk from 2000 has been uploaded as well.
These brothers competed once on worldlevel and were the main faces (if not the only ones) in dutch male-gymnastics during the nineties of the last century.
20 new photographs were put on these pages among which one of Alessandro Terrin, just 19 when I portrayed him in Rome last year, where this Venetian born massive athlete practised with the Italian national swimteam who did so well in Budapest at the EC just a few weeks ago.
See; aquatics pg 1 for more.
Furthermore Jordy Hindriks (25), Robert Lathouwers (23) who shed their clothes on a beach near The Hague, causing some fun for passers-by, and Giovanni Codrington (18) all athletes (Track and Field). See athletics pg 2 - 3.
Triathletes from Germany and Austria posed for me near Jena in East-Germany.
Later in august this ironman will show his power in Korea.
The modest Lars Fricke (24) has been Germany's national champion in duathlon 20-24 yrs class, as well as European champion cross-triathlon (xterra) 20-24 yrs class.
Florian himself has been specialized in cycling but wanted to do more in sports than just that and tries his luck in probably the most exhausting and demanding sport.....
See; triatlon pg 1 for more photographs.
Oliver Volkmuth, 24, from Augsburg, Germany was another sportsman to show off his body on the island of Lanzarote last december, where I did some work with various cyclists. This tall 400m hurdles specialist was practising with collegues at the track when I suggested to do a photoshoot and he immediately agreed and he turned out to be a photographer himself, but he's modest about this.
Another, young and promising hurdle specialist is 18 year old Mike van Kruchten. His favourite distance; 110 m. He more than once entered the finals in national tournaments of this popular distance, where he competes easily with more experienced runners, and was the junior-champion last season.
Bob Altena, embarked on a sporting career that only few seem to even dare to think of; the decathlon. In all ten disciplines you need to get the most out of yourself, which, in olympic competition takes three days or more to show. His body, at age 18, is already in a mature shape and, like so many decathletes Bob is easy to photograph since he's trained every part of his body. His personal record stands at 7300 pts.
Simon Vroemen has practised athletics for a long time. At age 36 he seems to be running faster and faster and is now the European recordholder on 3000m steeple in 8.04,95. He finished 5th at the Worldchampionship last year and reached the nr. 6 position at the Olympics in Athens. This tall, but still lightweight runner is perfectly shaped for this discipline, and his cheerful personality must be part of the "secret" of his succes.
Another olympian, bearing a gold (2000) and silver (2004) medal, is fieldhockeyplayer Marten Eikelboom. These photographs date from june 2004, where he had just decided to take part again in the Olympic team at age 30, before stopping his impressive sporting career.
Erik Nevland, 27, was announced some time ago, more will follow. This Norwegian soccerplayer is first of all a good sportsman who experienced Manchester United from the inside and helped out FC Groningen last season. His mentality is exactly what people in this town want; a certain modesty and "normal social behaviour". That is probably why he didn't mind me photographing him, while being filmed for a tv-documentary on my work. When we did the nude shots I discovered his right upperleg was hurt badly, in a game against Ajax the day before, that's why you see his left leg only in the undressed picture of this "mirror-double" set of photographs.
Andrea Giannini is a pole vaulter from Italy, about the best of his country, and is also into modelingwork.Recently he appeared in a commercial that was broadcasted in more than a few tv-channels, promoting "flexibility" and "money", for an Italian bank.
Jorn Huiskamp (21, the blond guy) and Mathijs Mast (20) are beachvolleyballplayers, a sport quite apart from indoorvolleyball be it only for reasons of weatherconditions and a sandy floor to play on.Another difference is clear to see in these pages; a suntan is easier to catch outdoors.....
Coming up shortly; Erik Nevland, the ex-Manchester-United player, now scoring for FC Groningen.
Max van Heeswijk 's proven himself on countless occasions and as a US-Postal rider keeps himself in shape more than average.
Tristan Hoffman, 35 years already, is still going strong as he 's shown by finishing second at Paris-Roubaix in 2004 and as an attendant at the Olympics, where Thijs Al took part in the mountainbike competition.
Bas Giling can be mysterious at times but on the road he's a daredevil, quite different from the photographs shown here.
Marc de Maar would, in my believe, do anything to get in the picture. A very welcome attitude for photographers, and above that he's working hard to complete an ever growing impressive record. This youthful 20 year old is best on hilly roads and one day tours like Hasselt-Spa-Hasselt that he won last year.
Speedskater Jarno Meijer, 26, shows where he hides his strenght, that should carry him over the finishline faster.
Frank Peeters, 26, still the fastest athlete at 400m hurdles in The Netherlands.
Calendar available now!
"Art in sport"
A calendar showing nude Olympians will be available later in july 2004 and may be purchased here.
A Photo-exhibition, officially introducing the calendar opens august 4th and will run untill august 29th 2004, in Photogallery "Lichtzone" in Groningen/NL.
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