Traveling through Dimensions

Inter-dimensional pull

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Out of this World, which opened up a rather large dimensional portal for me…

The hard part is to decide on the images that I want to connect with this theme, as there are many!  For today, I’m going to one from my Surreal Tales series.  This series looks to expand imagery beyond what we may perceive with our eyes and rather look to unlock what we may find through our third eye.  A significant portion of my abstract work is focused on this topic, as careful examination of all our senses may reveal something entirely new.

This image was one that hit me square in the chest when I looked into the room where I shot the main parts of the image….

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Resisting Escape

As I said, the moment that I saw this old bathroom, I knew exactly what the image had to be; I felt the pull through the ceiling and where that pull might lead.  The trans-dimensional rift is pulling at the fabric of our space-time continuum, and the stresses created by it overcome our normal gravitational inhibitions.

Hope you enjoy this image and have a wonderful day!

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!

11 thoughts on “Traveling through Dimensions”

  1. Wow Frank. A really great photo. I can see so many faces that appear in the illusion. I didn’t want to travel through the ceiling but yoiu took me there anyway. Love it

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