Welcome to Week 85 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.
Your interpretations of last week’s theme of Progress were simply fantastic! Therefore, I want to keep the positive themes going this week with something that is the antithesis of much that happens in the world around us: Build! After all, building a better society, where we can build each other up and build on past successes to newer ones, we can build on that!
With this theme there are many directions, into which you can take it, and I eagerly anticipate your creative output! So whether you build with Legos, build a sandcastle, or build a relationship, follow your inner voice to capture that one image that says it all for you!
As always, remember to have some fun with this!!
When we build a house, it can start with just a couple of bricks…
Sometimes, a simple bit of texture captures my eye, drawing me in to discover that there is so much more…
The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:
Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!
I’m looking forward to seeing what catches your eye this week…
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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61 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Build”
…and I was so not going to build a wall 🙂
Hi Frank, thank you for another wonderful challenge! I am linking yesterday’s post, a metaphor haiku about snow stars building a path through Winter: https://whippetwisdom.com/2017/11/27/haiku-first-snow/
…and building a layer of snow! Great post and thank you for the smile it put on my face!
Thank you Frank, Eivor and Pearl love spreading smiles! 😁🐕
Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.
Relationships from me Frank
Wonderful post! Thank you!
You’re welcome Frank.
Here is my interpretation of your Build theme.
Another fantastic post! Particularly love the last image, as it looks to be prepared for a log cabin.
Love this Frank. Great extension from last week’s focus. Also I really appreciate what you wrote in regards to the photo above. The smallest things can lead us into the profound, or at least to so much discovery. 😄
I’m in! Blessings, Debbie
Thank you for your kind words, Debbie! I’m planning on driving positivity all the way into the New Year!
hi frank, great challenge theme for this week, here is my entry for this week, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-2C8.
Another wonderful image, Robert!
Thank you frank.
My entry for this week is here…
I wonder whom is living in the top crack in the bricks? Looks like a lizard or snake perhaps or I may be imagining things. I love the texture as well Frank.
Here is my contribution to Build
I think it’s a magical lizard…
Sorry … I’m too late! 😦
You’re in time. I do the round up on Sunday.
Hi Frank, here is my small contribution featuring treehouses and winter.
Another kind of building in these days. Best regards @ Ulli
Hi Ulli, that is a wonderful find! Love the look of those houses in the snow.
Best regards, frank
Nice shot and a good theme. Check out https://travel387.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/build-our-planet/
Thank you very much! Great entry!
Thank you so much!
Frank, I’m drawing a blank for “build”.
No construction sites near me. No interesting buildings near me that I haven’t already photographed or written about.
In software development, a build refers either to the process of converting source code files into standalone software that can be run on a computer, but …. how does one photograph something that intangible.
A very nice theme, I really enjoyed it. A great photo too, building blocks, when captured like that do look impressive. My post for this challenge: https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2017/12/03/vulpea-si-viata-the-fox-and-the-friendship/
Thank you! Really enjoyed your post, as you took a wonderful approach to it.
Here’s my entry for the week 🙂 https://lifeinminutes.com/2017/12/04/tuesday-photo-challenge-build/
Nice post! I will update the round up in a while and include your entry.