Spring Storms

The sky tells a story

During this season, the weather is expected to become more gentle, as the languid breezes of Summer are getting ever closer.  However, there are still opportunities for those storms that light up the sky, as they drench the landscape with rain.  They come in quick, unleash their fury and disappear just as quickly.  With this weather in mind, New Englanders keep an eye on the sky for indications of trouble…

Dark Skies Loom

This sky brought some spotty rain on the farm, but looked like it could have carried some heavier downpour with it.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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!

7 thoughts on “Spring Storms”

  1. In Central New Jersey, we’ve had a few storms this week bringing so much rain that the rivers and streams were are risk of bursting. Flood watch warnings were in effect all week. But this weekend the clouds parted, the sun came up and air was warm. It’s one of those days where I could spend the entire day outside. Were it not for seasonal allergies, I would.

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