Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.Maya Angelou

maiya_bubblePixeltoko is a photoblog with a strong focus on black and white (street) photography and portaits. … I take a walk … I take a picture … It’s something I love to do. Finding everyday moments nobody noticed and making pictures of my kids.

Streetphotography can be very daunting but I like the challenge and fulfilment it brings.

What is “street photography”?
Here’s a great quote from an article I read on Inside Story:

“Street photography” means something a long way from the kind of images that appear on Street View. To begin with, the street is the least of it. The “street” bit has instead become code for something else, for a way of capturing the human face as it appears in a (usually) unguarded moment, for the determination of the photographer to catch that moment when private expression and mood interact with the camera to produce an arresting image.Inside Story

Originaly I am a documentary photographer. Started working as a printer, in the days of paper, film and chemicals, and later on as a digital retoucher/visualiser. I’ve been an analogue (amateur) photographer for a long time and I know my way around a black and white darkroom. However, I like the digital workflow very much and the control over tonality and end-result with modern software and hardware is amazing.

I love black and white photography because of its documentary and powerful nature. Almost all images on PixelToko are therefore in black and white but you will find some colour ones if you look carefully.

Most used camera’s: Ricoh GR and Iphone5S
Most used editing software: Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro, Photoshop

Thanks for your visit and comments, you’re very welcome.


If you want to contact me you can do so through the comments or via pixeltoko [at] gmail dot com. Thank you for any suggestions, comments, support and time spent here.