About Pawn


Pawns are the soul of my favourite game; in the opinion of its first world champion François-André Philidor (1726 - 1795) of France. So I use Pawn as a nickname on this photoblog.
My real name Frans M. Hoynck van Papendrecht comes in unhandy because of its length.
I live in The Hague, at the Northsea coast in Holland.
By education and profession I am a journalist, for over 35 years already. In my daily work editing texts is the main concern, but I've also got a lot to do with photography - selecting pictures and deciding how to reframe and position them on a page. Because of my work I am slightly preoccupied with black and white photography, but I love colour as well.
I am not a trained photographer. Making pictures is not part of my job, it is just something I like to do in my free time, like playing chess and scuba diving.


The photography on this site is licensed under a:
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.
Respect of copyright is appreciated.

Photography Equipment


Some plastic lomo's & pinholes;
A cult Polaroid SX 70;
About 14 y.o. Nikon Coolpix E995;
My wife's Nikon Coolpix P50;
A snorkling Canon Powershot D10;
A basic dslr Canon EOS 70D;
Smartphone Sony Xperia Z1;
RAW Nikon Coolpix P330;

Favourite EOS lenses:

EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM


Adobe Lightroom CC;
Adobe Photoshop CC;
Affinity Photo for OSX Mac.