Meet Rense Haveman

Discussion in 'People & Portraits' started by Rense Haveman, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    The elder. Not my fathers pa, he was a Rense Haveman too, but HIS grandfather...
    So, that must be my great-great-grandfather?

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    Rense Haveman portret
    by Rense Haveman, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2019
  2. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Interesting, and a fine portrait. Have you edited it at all?

    Glancing between this and your avatar, there does seem to be a familial resemblance.
     
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  3. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member


    Yes, I did quite some editing, because the copy my mom has is dark, and grey. Only mid-midtones, no real B&W. And there are some damages, scratches and punctures which had to be repaired....

    And the resemblance must be the staring eyes...:D:D:D
     
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  5. Rense Haveman

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  7. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I always finder these older pictures interesting, probably because of the effort that was made to create them.
     
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  8. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Yes, I always wonder. The last one looks just like a every-day scene, but was completely staged....:D
     
  9. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    A fine collection of family portraits, interesting to see.
     
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  10. Rense Haveman

    Rense Haveman Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Dave!

    Sorry, another one, collected today at an aunt of my dad. This woman was married to the guy in the first photo, her name was Jitske Smit. The photo is made around 1896. It's very large, about 30x40 cm, and the original is on a kind of fairly rough paper. This gives the photo the appearance of a charcoal sketch. Never seen something like this, don't know anything about the process and/or technique of making it


    It's one of a pair, the other one is from her husband, and he is older than in the first photo. Lightroom crashed though, so posting that one has to wait....:mad::confused::oops:o_O

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    Jitske Smit
    by Rense Haveman, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2020
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  11. Rhonda Smith

    Rhonda Smith Active Member

    Great series of family mementos. Very nicely recovered.
     
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