Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 1

Choices, choices

As some of you might be aware, I have been asked to do an exhibit of my photography at my place of employment.  There is a significant amount of wall space in our cafeteria seating area that doesn’t have any art hanging on it, which space I suggested that we use for quarterly employee exhibits of their work outside work.  The idea was well-received, but given that such an endeavor takes a while to get up and running, I was asked to do a solo exhibit of my work to get the proverbial ball rolling.

My thinking is to do a show of just the Yoga Tree, as she presents a nice theme and I have plenty of choices, from which to select.  Also, the square format will make for a very consistent presentation of images, which helps with having a very coherent display.

This is where you, dear reader, come in…  I’m asking you to provide some assistance in selecting which 12-14 photos are the best to hang for this show.  Your feedback will be much appreciated for this event!


Here are the first 4 choices!  I’m very much looking forward to find out which are your favorites from this set.

Thank you for your help!

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!

17 thoughts on “Yoga Tree Exhibit – vol. 1”

  1. This is a tough choice, Frank. My two favorite are fall and the one without leaves. (The winter one is a little less pleasing for me only b/c I don’t love cold weather. 🙂 ) I love that you’re putting out this choice to your blogging community, what a neat way to support your exhibit.

    1. Thank you, Debbie. I’m asking because looking at my own work, I don’t always see it the way everyone else does. That makes input from others so valuable.

  2. Without reading any of the other comments I”d say Snowy Sunrise definitely, then the one without leaves with the gorgeous color behind it, winter morning.

  3. Winter morning is my favorite overall. I love how there is a feeling of movement in the shape of the tree when it is bare. Autumn color has a feeling of awakening with the vibrant colors. Lovely photos all around 🙂

    1. Thank you so much! These choices are going to be difficult for me and getting other folks’ view really helps me see it through someone else’s eyes.

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