Exhibit Selections – ep. 3

Hope after the storm

The input that I received from many readers has been instrumental in helping me decide on the Yoga Tree images that will be included in the exhibit at my place of employment.

The exhibit will include 10-12 prints of the Yoga Tree with each print being 16×16 inches in a 24×24 frame.  Thus most of the exhibit will provide a very homogeneous view of Yoga Tree, which gives me the opportunity to provide seasonally contrasting views.  I will be curious about the response to this exhibit.

Here’s the third of the Yoga Tree images that are included…

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This image was captured early morning on the first day of Spring in 2014.  The ground was still pretty cold, as we had a lot of Winter and snow leading up to this day.  Overnight stormclouds were still in the sky, as morning light is showing the first break in the clouds.

This is one of the darker images of the Yoga Tree in my collection; despite its more somber tone, there is hope in the light showing at the horizon, as we know that things are just getting better.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Technical Details

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S using the standard Camera app.  For printing, I did a bit of sharpening and some tonal adjustment in Photoshop.  This image will be printed on a high-quality pearlescent paper to provide a little bit of extra pop to the image.

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!

9 thoughts on “Exhibit Selections – ep. 3”

  1. oh i love that! has an eerie beauty that when you see it can give you butterflies in your stomach but you are not sure even why! just brilliant!

      1. you take some incredible photos im glad im here to get to see them and ty same to you! 🙂

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