User Profile for henk.rolleman
Henk Rolleman
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I have been active on this site since 2006.
I'm living in the Netherlands in Eemdijk (about 40 min from Amsterdam). I'm a family man and have and we have two sons and a daughter.

When I was about 8 years old I found an old Monopoly boardgame on my grandfather’s attic. From that time on I like to play boardgames. I played a lot of Monopoly with my 1,5 year older sister. My 5 year younger sister was never interested in boardgames.

As a teenager I played a lot of Risk, Olie voor de wereld, Jumbojet, Axis and Allies, Samurai Swords and the roleplaying game het Oog des Meesters. Dierik, one of my buddies on BBG, also played a lot together with our game group. From 1995 till 2001 I played less boardgames: only Risk and Chess occasionally. I was more a computer gamer at that time.

In 2001 I bought myself a Risk computer game and I played it once (boring. The next day I brought it back to the shop for a money refund. The game couldn't be saved in campaign mode. But I couldn't get my money back (40 Euro). I only could pick something else from the toyshop for 40 Euro and I had to do it the same day. I was 30 years old then, I had no children, so what could I buy? Another PC-game or something else? And than I saw that pile of Settlers of Catan. I had never heard of this game. There was an award winning logo on the box, so I presumed that this Catan game couldn’t be a bad one. Well, I picked up a box to exchange the Risk PC game.

Half a year later I was taking Settlers of Catan with me on a holiday to France.
I played this game with my family and even my father loved it (normally he never plays boardgames; for so far I can remember he just played Monoply twice since my birth). We had a lot of fun and we played it a several times during our holiday in France.

Later I bought the expansions and started playing boardgames more often, just like in the 80's. I moved twice to another town and province. Dierik was the only contact left from my old game group.

Settlers had launched the rebirth for my boardgame hobby, which became a passion from then on.. Dierik also picked up this passion again. We started visiting boardgame events and since 2004 we are visiting Spellenspektakel, Ducosim Conventions and Spiel in Essen.

Besides the gaming itself, I like to take pictures of games, game parts and people playing them. On BoardGameGeek I regularly post my photo’s.
If you like my pictures and you want to use some of them, just sent me a mail for approval. I also do a some photoshoots for Publisher world wide.

Honor and Awards:

Winner of the VI Premio Internacional de Fotografía Lúdica 2013

Winner of the V Premio Internacional de Foto
grafía Lúdica 2012

The V International Gaming Photo Award 2012 and 2013 is being organised by the cultural association Jugamos Tod@s as part of the activities of the International Games Festival Cordoba 2012. [/i

Since 2011 I become also a photo editor for Spel in Zicht a game magazine for the Netherlands and Belgium.


Sinds 2010 Photo editor for the Dutch Game magazine Spel!

New Layout Since 2014

Spel Magazine 2015

[i]Plato Magazine 2013

C3I Magazine

Since 2015 pictures are use in Counter Magazine

Photo Blog on the Geek http://boardgamegeek.com/blog/1161

First Photoblog https://www.facebook.com/boardgamephoto

Photo's are also use on: http://gamesnightguru.com

... my faithful comrade!

Together with, friends and my son @ Spellenspektakel 2015 in Eindhoven - The Netherlands

Meeting the Jury members of the Premio Internacional de Fotografía Lúdica from Spain @ Spiel in Essen 2015

Where the passion started, thanks to Klaus Teuber @ Spiel 2014

A Nice Photo at the Back of Medina @ Spiel 2014

The Boardgamegeek team at Spiel 2013!

Aldie & Me Enjoying Spiel '11

Tom Vasel & I, Enjoying Spiel '14

Favorites for 2014

3CI Magazine

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User Details for henk.rolleman
Registration Date: 2006-06-08
Last Profile Update: 2016-04-19
Last Login: 2016-05-02
Country: flag Netherlands
State: Utrecht
Town/City: Eemdijk
Website: https://www.facebook.com/boardgamephoto
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