The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of Flavorful. Of course, there might be something good to eat somewhere!
A popular category of foods in the United States are those that are termed comfort foods; all the things that you want to eat with a bit of guilty pleasure, because you know that they are not necessarily the healthiest options, but they make you feel so good! What this means varies from person to person, as we all have our individual tastes.
For me, the ultimate comfort food is a well-prepared macaroni and cheese….
There is nothing like the gooey goodness of a delicious combination of cheeses, with a bit of crust from baking in the over, and the flavorful surprise of encountering a small cube of ham in your bite. A guilty pleasure, yes; bring it on!!
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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You got mine in one! Yum!
I agree 🙂
Oh, that picture is my guilty pleasure. Yummmmmm.
Yum!!! My fave 😋
Lol,,,, no be small enjoyment oo
On Sep 15, 2017 3:40 PM, “Dutch goes the Photo!” wrote:
> jansenphoto posted: “The WordPress Daily Prompt has the theme of > Flavorful. Of course, there might be something good to eat somewhere! A > popular category of foods in the United States are those that are termed > comfort foods; all the things that you want to eat with a bit of” >