I can tell you that the new job (the reason for my trip to Israel) is still more than a plateful of work, as I’m slowly getting my arms around more and more aspects of it. Given that there are also a couple of moving targets in this, I can tell you that I have my hands full and am putting in a bit of extra effort at this time 🙂 It feels somewhat like the proverb “Be careful what you ask for, as you might get it”; of course, this could end up not being a proverb at all…
As a result, I’m taking a bit of a shortcut on this Warped Wednesday and am tying it back to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge of It IS Easy Being Green!
Tub in Field at Duntulm Castle
Searching for tranquility
Centripetal Force Equation
This cavalcade of green is also brought to you by the concept of Spring!
Have a wonderful day!
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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15 thoughts on “Warped Wednesday – pt. 11”
All the best to you in your new job! Yes, green is definitely the colour to usher in spring.
Thank you most kindly!
Fantastic images Frank and all the very best to you in your new job. I start mine soon too.
Thank you, Miriam! Best of luck with your new job!
Thanks so much Frank.
Love the effect on the photos.🌿
Thank you kindly!
I feel a lot of energy coming from your photos. So happy to hear about your new job. I’m glad you got what you asked for. I remember all of my new jobs. I got excitement, and new energy for new challenge. I can’t remember if I had ever gotten to an autopilot to any jobs!!!!
Wonderful images, and best wishes for your new job, Frank. 🙂
Beautiful pictures- and whatever you have done to them; they seem to be in motion!
All the best for the new job. Before you know, you will have it all under control.Best wishes.
Thank you very much! The job will get there :-). As I tell my wife, a side effect of doing a good job is that you get more to do.
Ha- that is right 🙂