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Dutch Design Stamps!

Jul 05, 2019

Pleased and very proud to present my new commissioned work celebrating the forty-year anniversary of the famous Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf.

In July, Post NL will be issuing ten stamps featuring five iconic photos that span Olaf's colourful career, entitled "Erwin Olaf 40 years of photography". On the stamp sheet are five iconic photos by him. The works are; "Pearls" (1986), "Julius Caesar, † 44 BC" (2000), "Nadia" (2002), "Portrait # 5" (2005) and "Portrait of Alex" (2018). All photos are unmistakably Erwin Olaf, who wants to show "a perfect world with a crack in it". On some parts of the stamp sheet, UV varnish (spot varnish) has been applied with screen printing.

Have always had an interest in the design of stamps from a very young age, stamps are a great insight into the past as well as modern graphic design. When you're looking at stamps as well as art, you spend a little more time than in our modern day instant-gratification activities. A great privilege to be involved in such a monumental moment in Erwin's career.

The "Erwin Olaf 40 Years of Photography" stamp sheet has ten stamps with the value indication Netherlands 1, intended for mail up to and including 20 grams for an address within the Netherlands. The stamps will be available from 1 July 2019 at the post office in the Bruna stores and via the website. The stamps can also be ordered by telephone from Collect Club customer service on telephone number 088 - 868 99 00. The period of validity is indefinite.

Portraits commissioned

Dec 07, 2017

Have your own portrait taken!

Portraits commissioned from Franciscus & Franciscus are shot in their studio in Amsterdam, as well as on location. The background created for your portrait is decided by working closely with you, usually using backgrounds with significance and meaning to the sitter, eg. travel memories, home towns etc. Styling is provided as well as a professional hair and make-up artist.

When photographing young children, at least one parent must be present. The parent will also be required to assist dressing/changing the child or children.

The cost of a commissioned portrait will be communicated before any work begins. The client must pay half of the amount in advance and the remaining on delivery. Commissioned work will come in the form of a high quality print of 60cm x 45cm, attached to Dibond and a metal suspension frame.

New Ceramics

Dec 07, 2017

Check this out!

New Ceremics made this year by F. Franciscus. These and more will be shown at 'This Art Fair' Amsterdam 27/12 - 30/12 2017.

This Art fair 2017

Dec 07, 2017

This is counting down!

This Art Fair is a unique art fair: over 120 talented artists, with or without a gallery, show and sell their works at the iconic Beurs van Berlage. This Art Fair demonstrates the diversity of the visual arts, showcasing unseen and up-and-coming talents as well as established artists. This Art Fair aims to present visual arts in a variety of media: from painting to performances and from video to photography.

Enjoy outstanding artworks, discover new talent, and meet the artist at This Art Fair.

This Art Fair is more than a presentation platform alone. Through This Art Fair, our educational events such as masterclasses for participants and other interested artists as well as visits to corporate and private collections, we aim contribute to the economic independence of artists, and enhance cultural entrepreneurship and expertise.


May 04, 2017

We have two publications in two photo-magazines in one month. Pf & Fotografie, March 2017 issues.