As I’m off to Israel for a week for business (sorry no time for photography), I thought I’d prepare a couple of blog posts in advance. I’m flying Alitalia from Boston to Rome to Tel Aviv, so it’s only appropriate to have this post scheduled for the time that I spend about an hour and a half at the Leonardo da Vinci airport outside Roma.
This third installment of images is somewhat larger, but there are still more to come!
Flowers and the Basilica of Maxentius
Looking toward the Capitol
View toward Colosseum
Temple of Antonino and Faustina
View across Palatine toward Maxentius
Looking through and over the Basilica of Maxentius
The views in this set are across multiple directions of the Palatine Hill and capture some of the key elements that stand out. There is so much to see that we could have spent the entire day exploring.
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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56 thoughts on “A Walk across the Forum – pt. 3”
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I visited Rome and Genazzano in 2011, it was a wonderful experience!
It is truly wonderful!
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Thank you for sharing….I enjoy the pics!
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Beautiful work❣️Thanks for sharing.
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Good article! Very interesting and useful!
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Beautiful pictures! 😀
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Fantastic pictures and amazing place thanks for sharing 😊
That’s gorgeous 😍😍😍
Forum is a nice piece of history
I love travelling……such beautiful pictures fresh my mind from all worries…..thank u for sharing
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Well, me and my husband visited Rome in June this year. It is an amazing place. There the history covers every angle…and when we had to go back, we said, some day we will come back.
It is a great place to visit and definitely steeped in history.
Wonderful post 😎👍🏻👏🏻
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Nice blog, this makes me want to travel and visit the places you’ve been.
Thank you! The world is a wonderful place to explore.
I never saw the place like that before. Thank you !
Glad you like it.
Great photos, I have been there this year and it is an amazing place to see.
Thank you very much! It is a location steeped in history like few others.
I loved visiting Rome on my tour of Italy last year. Sadly I was there for only one day and long to go back. I have written some blog posts about my visit and more still to write!
Really enjoyed your blog post!
Wonderful photos! Brings back so many incredible memories for me.
Amazing country. “It is better to see Rome once than to hear about it a thousand times!”
Thank you! Well said!
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Another great walk through history!
Great pictures and amazing place!