Monday, 10 August 2020


A little box of shards from excavation in Amsterdam 

Saw this pretty thing in the city a while back but don't remember the shop.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

One day at my studio

I have been through a bit rough time lately, then last Sunday I had to stay in bed all day. This often happens when I am enough stressed but I can also recover in one or two days. Anyway it was kind of a good reminder that I should reset my brain and take things easy.
Wouter also took me to the beach a week ago. We often go there when we just want to chill or kinda meditate. It was nice of him.


By the way, did you hear this excellent news?
Rijksmuseum will have an exhibition of Ed van der Elsken this autumn!
After three months of intensive Dutch learning, I understand much more articles and videos in Dutch. I haven't been to museums or galleries yet due to corona, but I am excited to explore new things here in real life soon. 



Geweldig nieuws! Samen met het Rijksmuseum hebben we het nalatenschap van Ed van der Elsken verworven. Hiermee is het werkarchief van een van de belangrijkste Nederlandse fotografen van de 20e eeuw definitief behouden voor Nederland. Het Nederlands Fotomuseum en het Rijksmuseum gaan het werk ontsluiten, restaureren, digitaliseren en onderzoeken. In het najaar organiseren we samen met het Rijksmuseum een tentoonstelling waarbij de focus zal liggen op de werkwijze van Van der Elsken.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Link in bio⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Contactvel Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Parijs, 1950-1954 - Collectie Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam / © Ed van der Elsken⁠⠀ Portret van Karel Appel, 1958-1963 - Collectie Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam / © Ed van der Elsken⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ @rijksmuseum #edvanderelsken #photography #nederlandsfotomuseum #rijksmuseum #amsterdam #rotterdam #portrait #nieuws #new #news #karelappel #parijs #fotografie #erfgoed

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Friday, 3 July 2020

New name

I have recently changed my artist name from Nozomi Takayama to Nozomi Koh.

These are my new addresses!
Instagram: @nozomikoh
E-mail: nozomihirimkoh (at) gmail (dot) com

アーティス名をNozomi TakayamaからNozomi Kohに変えました。

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Audre Lorde

"There are so many roots to the tree of anger
that sometimes the branches shatter
before they bear."

Who Said It Was Simple

Audre Lorde

Thursday, 4 June 2020

Black lives matter



#BLACKLIVESMATTER ✊🏾 I noticed that many people in Europe (including me) wanted to contribute to this fight against anti-blackness, but didn’t know where to start since they don’t live in the USA. I saw a post with resources and steps for UK residents to help, and thought it would be super helpful to also do some research focusing on a broader region so that I (a Dutch citizen) could take appropriate steps to get involved and share this knowledge with other European citizens. Feel free to leave comments with more suggestions 🤍 I also wanna say: I hope that all my black followers are ok, and I hope that you know that you are allowed to grieve and be sad. This is traumatic for so many of us, and we shouldn’t forget that. I spent the past few days trying to help as much as possible, and this morning someone asked me how I was feeling for the first time and I literally broke down. I’m still crying as I’m writing this down and I wish I allowed myself to be emotional about this from the beginning instead of numbing myself. Our emotions are valid, we are not overreacting. I love you all, and stay safe if you’re out in the streets protesting!!!

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You might already have seen these but I still want to keep them here. 

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Museum from home

Oil on canvas, 230 x 150 mm, 2019

今夜は昨日見始めたMrs. Americaの続きを観る。ケイト・ブランシェットの演技がすごくて悪魔みたいなときの顔見ていて怖いとか、ローズ・バーンはあんな眼鏡の掛け方してたら下向いた時とか髪が鬱陶しくないのかなとか、シーンが切り替わる毎回の編集がなんとなく慣れなくてその度に変に驚くとか、まだエピソード2までしか見ていなくて大した感想書けないですが、今のところ面白い。

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The one and only story

Oil on canvas, 340 x 420 mm, 2020