First of all, my apologies for posting this week’s round up late; but it has been crazy busy, including some great fun for a good cause over the weekend.
My slacking on posting this round up certainly didn’t affect any of you, as there were a plethora of responses to this week’s challenge of Continuation. Taking a look at all of them, it is interesting to see the variety of approaches to this topic and all the great images and poems!
Here’s a continuation of another sort, as the road may go in and out of view, but it moves forward to help guide us along our path of on-going exploration.
The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:
Leaking Ink ‘s post provides us with both a great image from the highlands of Malaysia, but also a poem that ties in with the theme!
Miriam’s entry in her blog Showers of Blessing shows us the continuity of the ocean and its waves.
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.
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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8 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 31”
What a stunning photo Frank and what a great round up of posts. Look forward to checking them all out and to your next challenge.
Thank you, Miriam!
Thank you so much for this inspiring challenge and the wonderful round-up. I love your photograph of the mountain road, it is so fitting that we cannot always see the next part of the journey ☺
Thank you very much, Xenia. These challenges are a lot of fun for me as well.
Thanks so much for the kind words, Frank. And what an amazing photo capture!!
Yay, Frank! What a lovely array of contributions for this week’s challenge. Makes sense, as your theme of continuation seems so poetic and expansive to me. Great timing and many blessings!