About the Book
The book is an impression of Kyoto in spring, with Sakura and Hanami, the period for watching spring flowers. It shows the world of maikos and geishas and gives an impression of Kyoto as a city of temples, full of life. All these aspects of the city symbolize the eternal nature of the culture. It is a wish that the sorrows of the earthquake and tsunami will be overcome.
The book has been made from my visit to Kyoto in april 2010.
All proceeds of this book will go to the Netherlands Red Cross to support their fundraising campaign for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
See for detailed pictures http://www.flickr.com/photos/8534659@N02/sets/72157624722070618/
Albert has been active as a photographer for forty years, always with a Leica rangefinder. It allows contact with the subject during shooting. You can't hide. Professionally for the last 25 years he has worked as a management consultant in the telecom and public sector (collections, enforcement, investigations) areas, worldwide. He has an early background in art history. It is the total lifecycle of man and nature that are most gratifying. He holds degrees in art history (RU Groningen), management (EUR, Rotterdam) and telecommunications (TU Delft).