The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Waiting. An interesting theme, that made me think of a number of images that I shot over the years. A couple of days ago, I posted a photo of a statue among the plants that had the possibility to wait an Eternity.
This time, my model is our youngest dog, Dorothea Lange, who came along for a walk and can throw a pose…
What do you think: should I make her wait for another cookie?
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!
View all posts by jansenphoto
20 thoughts on “Waiting for a Cookie”
How cute 😊
She knows it 🙂
How can you keep this sweet girl waiting? Please give her a cookie and a big pat from us too!😉🐾🐾
She has gotten her share of cookies and away with mischief with that face 🙂
She’s absolutely adorable.
That face! How can you say no???
🙂 and does she ever know it!
thats a pretty cute dog!
She’s gorgeous! I hope she got her treat (and a few more). They perfect ‘The Look’ that pulls at your heartstrings!
She is cute and very smart 🙂
She looks so sweet:)
:O TAKE ALL MY COOKIES!! I just love Border Collies!! They are so sweet
She is very sweet, but no border collie. She is a cardigan welsh corgi. We call them shorter collies.
:O I see… she is really lovely
I succeeded in getting a plenty internet cookies by posting this:) Hope you share it with her!
She gets her share of cookies 🙂