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Rob Nanninga - Who took (t)his picture? Answered

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Rob Nanninga


Hello everybody. 

I promise to write a blog soon, but something has come up, and I hope Google will work its magic again.

After the very sad and recent passing on May 30, 2014 of my very precious friend Rob Nanninga, there is this Wikipedia article in the making (look here)...

His faithful friend Jan Willem Nienhuys - of the Dutch Skeptic Foundation - wrote this 'In Memoriam':

In Memory of Rob Nanninga

On May 30, 2014, skeptic Rob Nanninga, founding member of Skepsis in the Netherlands, and editor-in-chief of its periodical Skepter, died aged 58. No one else had so much influence on Skepsis, both by setting an example and by his method of work.  




 




Rob Nanninga, circa 1992

 
Read on, Jan Willem Nienhuys' In Memoriam Rob Nanninga (English) In Memoriam Rob Nanninga (Dutch) 

I made a drawing of this photo:

Rob Nanninga

Rob Nanninga, drawing by Constantia Oomen - see 'Artwork' too

And another one:


Rob Nanninga

Rob Nanninga, drawing by Constantia Oomen - see 'Artwork' too

And then I discovered I had to use thick paper (like I always did, but I temporarily forgot):

BW version:

Rob Nanninga

Rob Nanninga, drawing by Constantia Oomen - see 'Artwork' too

Color:

Rob Nanninga

Rob Nanninga, drawing by Constantia Oomen - see 'Artwork' too

Detail left eye (for viewer: right):

Rob Nanninga

Rob Nanninga, drawing by Constantia Oomen - see 'Artwork' too

Rob Nanninga is (yes, I assume he's still there, now 'on the other side') a very humble and wise, loving and caring human being. It was always about the other, not about himself. Photos of him are very rare. He didn't want people to see him, he lived in the shadow, doing his extremely important job as Editor-In-Chief of Dutch "Skepter", the very respected and thorough magazin of the Dutch Skeptic Foundation. The "Skepter" was his 'brainchild'. He also managed the website of Skepsis very conscientiously.

But now there is this Wikipedia article about Rob. I know that people are planning to upload a passport photo of Rob. It's the same as on the Skepsis website. Rob should be in Wikipedia, and he now is. I would like to upload a photo of him, but I don't know who took this photo yet, so I can't , until I found the owner of the photo and have her/his permission to do so.

Rob sent me this photo of himself on May 17, 2012 (see photo above)

As accompanying text Rob wrote me this: (Dutch)

Iemand stuurde me laatst de onderstaande foto.
Wellicht had ik dat blauwe jasje gekocht voor
een tv-optreden in 1992. Dan was ik toen dus
ongeveer 37. Het kan ook wel wat later zijn.

Groetjes,
Rob

--

Someone recently sent me the photo below.
Perhaps I had bought that blue jacket for
a television appearance in 1992. I was 
about 37. It may also be a little later.

Greetings,
Rob

This is Rob how he truly was: a very conscious personality with a sweet smile and sometimes a slightly mocking attitude. But above all: someone with very intense, almost 'hypnotic' eyes.

I once had this astral experience with Rob. It forever tied me to him, as only fate can. It was an exceptional strong and timeless experience. I will not tell the entire content, but I saw Rob's very intense stare, looking at me while he was sitting (with other people) at a campfire. He spoke to me with his eyes. 

Back to this photo. I would appreciate a photo of Rob in his earlier years on Wikipedia; so there will be a recent photo of Rob too, the one that is now on Skepsis - but in the last years, when this recent photo was taken, Rob was not very healthy. There is a substantial difference in both photos as you can see.

So please, can the owner of this photo contact me, and hopefully grant me permission to upload this photo on Wikipedia? Your name will be stated there (if you want).

Thank you for your help!

Constantia


Update: It turned out, Jolanda Hennekam was the photographer. She emailed me. I didn't know, because Rob emailed me that somebody sent him this photo. 

I have asked her if it's okay that I upload (t)his photo on Wikipedia. I hope there is a higher resolution as well...


Photo selection: from the Skepter CD-ROM
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Rob Nanninga 1988

Rob Nanninga, Skepter, Volume 1, #3, September 1988

Rob Nanninga 1989

Rob Nanninga, Skepter, Volume 2, #1, March 1989

Rob Nanninga 1989

Rob Nanninga, Skepter, Volume 2, #2, June 1989

Rob Nanninga 1989

Rob Nanninga, Skepter, Volume 2, #4, December 1989

Jan Willem Nienhuys 1989

Rob's trusted friend and colleague: Jan Willem Nienhuys, Skepter, Volume 2, #4, December 1989

Rob Nanninga 1990

Rob Nanninga, Skepter, Volume 3, #1, March 1990

Jan Willem Nienhuys - 1993

Rob's trusted friend and colleague: Jan Willem Nienhuys, 1993, Skepter, Volume 6, #4, March 1993




Rob's trusted friend and colleague: Jan Willem Nienhuys, 1993
Source

Skepter CD-ROM


Skepter CD-Rom