Untethered

The untethered stories about Hugo Wilmar. About cameras, eyewitness lowering and the Tintin-esque stories of the Engelandvaarder, War photographer, Wildlife Biologist en Disney filmmaker.

(…) I ended the year 1947 - worthy of a rock-hard Marine - quite singular and original.

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to his father, January 17, 1948

As free as a petrel on the Atlantic

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from a letter to Jan van Eyk, January 29, 1946

“The song of fear dominates the night. The unrecognizable sounds, every time, wherever you were. ”

— Henk van Slooten, Quote from an interview with Henk van Slooten about the Dutch East Indies and Hugo Wilmar

(…) As far as publication is concerned, it is blocked and prevented as much as possible. Disgraceful!

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, May 29, 1946

(…) Jan, America is, in a word, shit-so-shitty guys that I'll go back later and I've often thought about why you never came. ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from a letter to Jan van Eyk, January 29, 1946

“Holland - England was generally miserable; the food position hopeless; the road: long, dangerous but beautiful; people and organizations: unreliable, powerless, also afraid. (…) ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, July 17, 1945

“Incognito and Using American. "Snake" I cheated the entire republic for 2 weeks. "

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from a letter to Jan van Eyk, January 17, 1948

The American people are otherwise nice: there were large signs everywhere with “WELCOME HOME SKINNY” (Skinny) something we would not easily do in Holland with someone who has just received the highest accolade.

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents dated September 28, 1945

"It isn't everyone who gets the opportunity to spend a few months in the Arctic photographing its wildlife."

— Mary Wilmar, Article: I love Polar Bears (1955)

“It is disappointing to note that most of the rare scenes are almost all carefully designed either with the help of domesticated animals or through
captured specimens that are in a grid invisible to the spectator ”

— Hugh Wilmar, Letter to parents dated June 8, 1954

“(…) The dyed jaguar kitten has faded so rapidly within the last 2 weeks (although the hair on my hands is still black) that he has become completely unusable and as a matter of fact looks terrible. (…) ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Letter to Mary Eddy, October 28, 1957

"The Dutch people live in the firm conviction that we are here in our beautiful East Indies and that we are lucky."

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to Jan van Eyk, May 29, 1946

Caught in flight like a game bird

— Mary Eddy, Epitaph grave Hugo Wilmar

I managed to reprint one of the photos, but should not say it too loudly.

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents dated September 28, 1945

(…) I managed to reprint one of the photos at the back, but I shouldn't say it too loudly. ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, September 28, 1945

“My dear, these are not for you, they are for my batteries. I must keep my batteries warm so they will operate, because if they freeze up my camera won't work, and if my camera doesn't work, we may as well stay home. ”

— Mary Wilmar, Article: I love Polar Bears (1955)

(…) So finally after six months I walked around freely in London, (..); I still had to start! ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, July 17, 1945

(…) Few people in the world are paid to look for deer and fish trout, and that in such a grand setting

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, July 7, 1952

I managed to reprint one of the photos, but should not say it too loudly.

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents dated September 28, 1945

The American people are otherwise nice: there were large signs everywhere with “WELCOME HOME SKINNY” (Skinny) something we would not easily do in Holland with someone who has just received the highest accolade.

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents dated September 28, 1945

“The song of fear dominates the night. The unrecognizable sounds, every time, wherever you were. ”

— Henk van Slooten, Quote from an interview with Henk van Slooten about the Dutch East Indies and Hugo Wilmar

“(…) The dyed jaguar kitten has faded so rapidly within the last 2 weeks (although the hair on my hands is still black) that he has become completely unusable and as a matter of fact looks terrible. (…) ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Letter to Mary Eddy, October 28, 1957

“My dear, these are not for you, they are for my batteries. I must keep my batteries warm so they will operate, because if they freeze up my camera won't work, and if my camera doesn't work, we may as well stay home. ”

— Mary Wilmar, Article: I love Polar Bears (1955)

"It isn't everyone who gets the opportunity to spend a few months in the Arctic photographing its wildlife."

— Mary Wilmar, Article: I love Polar Bears (1955)

“It is disappointing to note that most of the rare scenes are almost all carefully designed either with the help of domesticated animals or through
captured specimens that are in a grid invisible to the spectator ”

— Hugh Wilmar, Letter to parents dated June 8, 1954

Caught in flight like a game bird

— Mary Eddy, Epitaph grave Hugo Wilmar

(…) Few people in the world are paid to look for deer and fish trout, and that in such a grand setting

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, July 7, 1952

“Incognito and Using American. "Snake" I cheated the entire republic for 2 weeks. "

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from a letter to Jan van Eyk, January 17, 1948

(…) I ended the year 1947 - worthy of a rock-hard Marine - quite singular and original.

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to his father, January 17, 1948

"The Dutch people live in the firm conviction that we are here in our beautiful East Indies and that we are lucky."

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to Jan van Eyk, May 29, 1946

(…) As far as publication is concerned, it is blocked and prevented as much as possible. Disgraceful!

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, May 29, 1946

(…) So finally after six months I walked around freely in London, (..); I still had to start! ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, July 17, 1945

“Holland - England was generally miserable; the food position hopeless; the road: long, dangerous but beautiful; people and organizations: unreliable, powerless, also afraid. (…) ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, July 17, 1945

(…) I managed to reprint one of the photos at the back, but I shouldn't say it too loudly. ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from letter to parents, September 28, 1945

(…) Jan, America is, in a word, shit-so-shitty guys that I'll go back later and I've often thought about why you never came. ”

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from a letter to Jan van Eyk, January 29, 1946

As free as a petrel on the Atlantic

— Hugo Wilmar, Quote from a letter to Jan van Eyk, January 29, 1946

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