Opening ‘Rescuers at Sea’

New exhibition in the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.

What a night, thank you all for coming to the opening. With the photography exhibition Rescuers at sea The Maritime Museum celebrates 200 years of the Dutch Sea Rescue Institution (KNRM). The exhibition highlights volunteers of the KNRM and shows who these people are.

My son and me, in front of the local news outlet

Fleet review

On May 25th, 40 state-of-the-art KNRM vessels will dock at The Maritime Museum, including both historical and modern rescue boats. Visitors can admire this fleet up close during a stroll along the museum piers. Special activities for children will be organized.

The frame builder, the gallery owner… and me.


Happy New Year!

And why this year will be special.

This year will be the 200 year celebration of the Royal Dutch Sea Rescue Foundation, or as we Dutch say; ‘KNRM’ . ‘200 Years of KNRM’, is something special. After a long year working on a landscape assignment for the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam doors will open on 22th of Februari to see the duoshow by my dear colleague, Robin de Puy, and me.

Marken, ‘Open dag’reddingbootdag’ 2023
Collaborating maritime museums
Various exhibitions are being developed by 12 museums across the country. The connecting factor in this programming is photography. From February 22, specifically in the Maritime Museum, visitors will be able to see an overview of modern photography in two large rooms. The photography is shown in large format, making the images even more compelling.

Photographers Robin de Puy and Jeroen Hofman
The photography for this assignment was made in 2023 by two Dutch top photographers and a gift for the KNRM: Jeroen Hofman and Robin de Puy. Hofmans went on a tour with his camera to all KNRM coastal stations. He has mapped out the locations, the fleet and the surroundings of the rescue stations, making the workplaces on land and water of so many volunteers visible. He does this from his favorite perspective: from above. The same volunteers, the rescuers, are recorded in a personal manner by de Puy. As the winner of several portrait photography awards, she has invited rescuers to leave their dry suits and life jackets in the closet and show themselves as they are in everyday life.