The Eyes Have it

In the past 17 years I made 45.148 photos. I'll be posting some of them here once in a while.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Lunar Bender


Traffic jam in Bangkok, Thailand. 04 jan 2000

Sakthi Kodu Vel Ayya


A devotee at Thaipoosam, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 05 feb 2004

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Out in the Real World


A 'container shop' in Vladivostok, Russia. 20 apr 2005

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

It's a Flat Flat Planet


A downward arrow on the wall of a bunker in Oelegem, Belgium. 30 jun 2002

You're the Air that I Breathe


A stack of dried fish in a shop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 10 feb 2004

Monday, August 28, 2006

Candles Lit the Room Brightly at Night


This is the bed where conceptual artist Martin Maloney died, impoverished, ill-infected and alone in his studio in Antwerpen, Belgium. 20 nov 2003
And I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling.
And I said oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, what a feeling.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Where Will it End? Where Will it End?


The ceiling of Cinema Nova, Brussels, Belgium. 06 oct 2001
This is the room, the start of it all,
Through childhood, through youth, I remember it all,
Oh, I've seen all the nights filled with bloodsport and pain.
And the bodies obtained, the bodies obtained, the bodies obtained.

Out in the Real World


A corner in Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 15 sep 2001

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Pain


Newspaper article in 'The Nation', Bangkok, Thailand. 13 jan 1999

Pain


Performance in an abandoned LandRover in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 15 jan 1999
I found an article in the newspaper 'The Nation', of a 32-year-old man who had been deaf and mute for all his life. When a doctor in Hanoi performed an operation on his foot, and made the first incision, the man said "Oh my gosh, it's so painful", his first words in 32 years. I pasted the article in the back of an abandoned LandRover, then I made a cut in my foot and let the blood drip onto the floor.

Tool for Extracting Ball Joints


The interior of an abandoned LandRover in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 11 jan 1999
Tool for extracting ball joints - 600590.

Propeller Shafts


A parked LandRover in Auckland, New Zealand. 25 aug 1999
Propeller shaft lubrication
A - Sliding sleeve nipple
B - Universal joint nipple

Side Panels


A battered LandRover in Auckland, New Zealand. 24 aug 1999
Remove the glasses.
Remove the seals.
If removed, replace or renew the seals.

Tropical Roof


A police LandRover in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 14 jul 2003
weather strip
sealing strip
sealing rubber
sealing rubber
mounting stud
mounting rail
mounting rail
cab mounting
cab tropical
distance piece
rubber

When the Engine Starts


A police LandRover at Gatwick Airport, London, United Kingdom. 18 aug 2004
The following point should be noticed when the engine starts. A glow from the 'Amber Warning Light' on the instrument panel will indicate that the control has been left out inadvertently and must be pushed in at once.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Dog-Eyes


A dog in Bangkok, Thailand. 18 jan 1999

Where Will it End? Where Will it End?


A path towards the ocean in Auckland, New Zealand. 28 aug 1999

Down, Down, Deeper & Down


The crew from the 'underground' multi-media event underneath Central Station, Antwerpen, Belgium. 30 jun 2001
The event consisted of large computer animated projections on the walls of the tunnel through which high speed international trains will go in the future. The event lasted for two days, and there was a live band and drum'n'bass dj's playing continuously all day long. About 75.000 people climbed down to stroll through the tunnel.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Flight IC408


The auditorium after everybody left, Aalst, Belgium. 20 mar 2002
Your attention please
your attention please
your attention please.
Indian Airlines announces the departure of their flight IC408 to Calcutta.
Passengers are requested to proceed to the aircraft.

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen
on behalf of Indian Airlines and captain Darzhud
we welcome you on board our flight IC408.
We're about to take off to Calcutta,
will you kindly fasten your seatbelt,
keep your seat upright and refrain from smoking
while the no smoking sign is switched on.
We hope you'll enjoy your flight, thank you.

Flight IC408

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Deerhunter


After dinner at Club Moral, Borgerhout, Antwerpen, Belgium. 19 jul 2004

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


Two rows of chairs lined up in an abandoned castle outside of Antwerpen, Belgium. 08 mar 2005

Sakthi Kodu Vel Ayya


A devotee at Thaipoosam in Batu Caves near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 04 feb 2004
This man crawled all 12 kms from Kuala Lumpur to the Batu Caves on his knees, blindfolded to pay homage to Lord Muruga. His relatives carry his offerings while he enters the cave after having climbed 272 steps towards the entrance.

Am I not Farang?


Two young fighters perform the Wai Khru Ram Muay ritual before a fight of Muay Thai in Ratchadamnoen Stadium, Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand. 02 jan 2000
During Wai Khru Ram Muay the fighters perform a kind of gracious dance, almost like birds, on the tunes of live music. The live band also plays during the fight, sometimes encouraging the fighters in their enthusiasm, sometimes rather lingering on when there's little action in the rink.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Oh, You àre Sick?


A youthful visitor encounters himself in AMVK's Nursing Care, in melancholy stupor's show at the M_hka, Antwerpen, Belgium. 11 sep 1999

Dog-Eyes


A dog in Bangkok, Thailand. 12 jan 1999

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Lunar Bender


A fine meal of 'eisbein' waiting to be devoured in the Durrenmatt Mansarde while building up EZFK in the Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland. 25 jan 2005

Lunar Bender


Packed up foodstalls in a Hawker Court on the corner of Serangoon Road, Singapore. 31 jan 2004

It's a Flat Flat Planet


Multi-coloured tree bark in the Forest Reserve Institute of Malaysia. 24 jul 2003

Don't Do Anything Illegal


An evening dinner with Sutee and Asarin and the lot in an undefined suburb of Bangkok, Thailand. 14 jan 2000
This is the last picture I took with my first Agfa digital camera. After the evening dinner I decided to go to the thieves' market. With Asarin as a guide we strolled around for a long time, trying to find good bargains in the pitch dark with nothing but candles and flashlights to see the goodies. I didn't find any exclusive items but found out that my camera was stolen.

Don't Do Anything Illegal


A courtroom in the old Palace of Justice where it is strictly forbidden to take pictures, in Antwerpen, Belgium. 13 jun 2002

Don't Do Anything Illegal


The official car of Tan Sri Koo Chong Kong, the Perak Chief Police Officer at the Police Museum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 17 jul 2003
Tan Sri Koo Chong Kong was shot dead in this car by the communist element while returning from his office. The tragedy occured near the traffic light at the junction of Jalan Anderson and Jalan Fair, Ipoh, Perak on 13 november 1975 at 1.00 p.m. In the incident, his driver, Corporal Yeong Peng Cheong was also killed.
(This car was repaired and the bullet marks were covered)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Don't Do Anything Illegal


Season's Greetings from Jakarta, Indonesia. 17 aug 2003
I arrived in Jakarta on the day of the 'Merriott' bombing. On sunday local people would go visit the crash scene, in the midst of a large piece of wasteland. There was also a guy with pigeons in a cage. He would stick some kind of whistle in the back of their neck before setting them loose. They would usually take some kamikaze-like loops around the area, with the whistles as eerie high-pitched engine sounds, before heading home. That's entertainment.

Don't Do Anything Illegal


An orthodox priest during the Easter Rally in rainy Vladivostok, Russia. 01 may 2005
Stained glass windows keep the cold outside
While the hypocrites hide inside

Am I not Farang?


An incense and religious paraphernalia shop in the seediest red light district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 21 jul 2003

Don't Do Anything Illegal


A warning sign on a remote parking lot -for just 3 cars- along the ocean coast near Wangarei, New Zealand. 03 sep 1999
Don't know what I want but
I know how to get it
I wanna destroy the passer by cos i
I wanna be anarchy!
No dogs body

Friday, August 18, 2006

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


A threewheeler vehicle breakdown and repair vehicle on a country road near the Tunnel Warfare Museum in Jiaozhuanghu, China. 23 oct 2005
Do you need anybody,
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love.

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


An Italian threewheeler-truck-cum-artwork by Roman Signer at the Biennale Art show in Venezia, Italy. 11 jun 1999

Dog-Eyes


A dog in Bangkok, Thailand. 11 jan 1999

It's a Flat Flat Planet


Advertising panel on a carwash, Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 15 sep 2001

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


An Iron Lung in the Medizinmuseum, Berlin, Germany. 26 jul 2006

Out in the Real World


The view from EZFK in Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland. 19 jan 2005

Thursday, August 17, 2006

I am Happy when You are Happy


A streetcar for Happy Valley in Hong Kong. 11 jul 2003

It's a Flat Flat Planet


Shadows of wire on a concrete wall in a war museum in Oostende, Belgium. 19 aug 2001
Maybe you see further than I can see,
or maybe things just look differently
Maybe I'm nothing but a shadow on the wall
Maybe love's a tomb where you dance at night
Maybe sanctuary is an electric light
I get so tired it's like I'm another man,
and everything I see seems so underhanded
I don't see anything that I want,
and I don't see anything that I want

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Lunar Bender


A foodstall cleanup at the busstop in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 12 jan 2000

It's a Flat Flat Planet


Sound switch in the MTV-Radio studio in Jakarta, Indonesia. 12 aug 2003

The Motorcade Sped On


The vehicle of the builder who came to help out with construction on the farm in Yang Zhen, China. 06 nov 2005

Out in the Real World


City architecture in Zone City, Antwerpen, Belgium. 13 sep 2001

Out in the Real World


Forest architecture in the countryside outside Chiang May, Thailand. 21 jan 1999

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sakthi Kodu Vel Ayya


A devotee at Thaipoosam, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 05 feb 2004

Die Kleinen und die Bösen


An electric fuse board in an abandoned castle outside of Antwerp, Belgium. 08 mar 2005
I'm tense and nervous and I can't relax
I can't sleep 'cause my bed's on fire
Don't touch me I'm a real live wire