Versatile Blogger Award

Another award? You’ve got to be kidding!

1-versatile-blogger-awardI’m very pleased that I was nominated by Ada of Gina’s Blog for a Versatile Blogger Award.

First of all, Ada is a truly interesting person (that’s why I read her blog).  She shares creative writing, art works, quotes that inspire her and others, and lots of other fun and inspirational content.

So, go check her out at Gina’s Blog and tell her I sent you!  You won’t regret it and might be a bit inspired after reading some of her posts!

The Rules (from The Versatile Blogger Award):

  • Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
  •  Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
  •  Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

My Nominees (slight rule break at 11…):

  1. Rose B Fischer
  2. Cover Your Book
  3. Shameful Sheep
  4. Sam French Photography
  5. Emmanuel Mema’s Blog
  6. Isabella Rose Photo Journal
  7. Middle Me
  8. Read Between The Lyme
  9. Nes Felicio
  10. Teacup Talk
  11. Olive These Words

Each of these blogs is as unique as the folks that write them.  The one constant is that each blogger is devoted to running a great blog, which shows in the quality of what they provide, and the honesty of what they write.  You’ll want to check each of these blogs!

Facts about me:

  1. I was born in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
  2. I came to the United States to go to college.
  3. My degree is in Physics.
  4. My ideal place to live is the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
  5. I started learning my first musical instrument, the guitar, 2 years ago.
  6. I have a collection of one-of-a-kind collectible toys.
  7. I want to spend more time on Iceland to photograph it.

There’s the tip of the iceberg 🙂

 

Thanks again to Ada!!

Author: jansenphoto

A Fresh Perspective Photography is more than just a vehicle for capturing the world around me; it provides me with a palette and a set of brushes, with which I paint not only what I see, but also look to express the emotions that are evoked by the scene in front of me in that moment. Growing up in the Netherlands exposed me to a wide cross-section of visual arts that laid the foundation of my photographic view of all that surrounds me. Early influences were the Dutch Masters of the 17th century, to whom I was introduced by my grandfather during museum explorations; favorites among them are the scenes of quotidian life depicted by Jan Steen and Frans Hals and the vivid landscapes of Jacob van Ruisdael. My classical high school education was supplemented by the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum, where I spent many a lunch hour exploring its great collection. Here I was introduced to surrealism with a particular love for the approach taken by Salvador Dali; Dali also rekindled my appreciation for the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who often showed the folly of us mortals. Universal Connections My approach to any photographic subject is to look for understanding first; in this I look to establish either a connection between the viewer and the subject or capture the connection of the subject with its surroundings. The captured image then aims to portray this connection from a perspective that is part of my personal interpretation. This interpretation is often a form of externalized introspection, which may alternately display the connection of isolated beings and items with their environment or highlight the whimsy of the profound world, in which we find ourselves. The universe is full of connections, many of which are waiting to be discovered; part of my journey as a photographer is to document these connections. Any assignment, be it an event, a product shoot or a portrait session is always approached through communication with the client; this is where the first connection is established. Ideas are exchanged and a collaborative plan of action forms, ultimately resulting in a set of images that aim to exceed the expectations of each client. And, lest we forget, it is important to have fun while practicing the serious business of photography!

15 thoughts on “Versatile Blogger Award”

  1. Thank you for all your kind words!! *blushing
    P.S. My dad also has a degree physics. I’m envious of you guys cos physics is amazing! At least, to me 🙂

  2. Thank you very much for the nomination. I am Dutch too, but it is better to communicate in English.Only one question in Dutch: welk stripboek ben je aan het lezen?? I like comic books myself. Skye is wonderfull. I have been there years ago. Greetings Gretha Henriëtte.

    1. Het mag in beide talen voor mij. Dat is een Franse editie van Kuifje in Amerika.

      My favorite comic books are Kuifje, Asterix and Obelix, and Olivier B. Bommel (truly Dutch old school).

      Skye absolutely blew my mind when my wife and I visited it 3 years ago; it’s a photographer’s paradise, as I’d never run out of landscape material.

      Met vriendelijke groeten,

      Frank

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