Another Versatile Blogger Award!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

1-versatile-blogger-awardI’m very grateful that I was nominated by Bikurgurl, whose Bikurgurl blog is truly awesome, for a Versatile Blogger Award.

First of all, go out and read Bikurgurl, as her writing, point of view on the world and overall outlook on life make her much more than just a gurl!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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.

Facts about me:

  1. As I was born in the Netherlands, I love licorice (Dutch licorice, of course)
  2. I find Japanese culture very intriguing and want to travel there
  3. I am owned by 4 Cardigan Welsh Corgis and a cat
  4. My high school was founded in 1328
  5. I love exploring areas where there are few people
  6. My favorite photographers are Rineke Dijkstra, Dorothea Lange and Cindy Sherman
  7. There are lots of areas where I want to photograph, when I’m independlty wealthy!

There’s the tip of the iceberg 🙂

My Nominees (go check them out!!):

  1. It Is What It Is
  2. PK Photo of the Day
  3. Tesserology
  4. An Insight to my Thoughts and Experiences
  5. Impromptu Promptlings
  6. Angela Murdock
  7. TSS Reviews
  8. Erhynireh
  9. Lita Doolan
  10. Musings of an Insomniac
  11. Holly’s OCA Blog C&N
  12. A Kinder Way
  13. kidscrumbsandcrackers
  14. CJ Bane & Pearl
  15. La vie en orange

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!

Thanks again Bikurgurl!!

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!

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