Urgent Meeting of the Minds

Brain salad surgery?

When the WordPress Daily Prompt suggests Urgent as a theme, I couldn’t help but want to take somewhat of a less than 100% serious spin on it.  In our daily lives there is way too much urgency already, as people hurry from one place to another without paying attention to the wonderful world, in which they find themselves.

It’s time to smell the flowers, take a deep cleansing breath and say hi to the people in your life!  If you must have a meeting, just make sure that it’s a true meeting of the minds…

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Jumping Brains gather for a meeting

The Jumping Brain is a creation by Spanish artist Emilio Garcia, founder of Secret Lapo Laboratories; each of Emilio’s masterfully crafted releases sells out in record time, as they are much sought after by collectors across the globe.  I consider myself lucky to have a considerable collection of his work, part of which you see in this photo.

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D MkII using studio lighting.

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!

6 thoughts on “Urgent Meeting of the Minds”

    1. Greetings, I took a quick look at your blog, which you appear to have just started in September. I’d say, keep posting and think about what you want to have people read about you. Creating a consistent theme/identity is a great way to share your interests with other people around the world.

      Be well,

      Frank

  1. This is a fantastic blog post, thank you Frank! I agree, it’s time to stop and smell the roses (or frogs 🙂 ). Emilio Garcia seems like a wonderfully talented artist, I’d never heard of him. Thanks and blessings to you.

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