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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13 thoughts on “Three Line Tales -Accept yourself!”
If that’s an albino python, I’ve held one of those!
They are cute!
Here is the link. I did put 3LineTales as a tag and tried to imbed link to your post…I have done it before, this time….no…All thumbs! Thank you for your interest in my imagery, I appreciate it very much.
Aha! That explains it; 3linetales is Sonya’s weekly writing challenge on her Only 100 Words blog (https://only100words.xyz). It’s a wonderful challenge that she’s run for over 2 years, thus far, and I try to post a haiku for each of her challenges.
The challenge that I run is #fpj-photo-challenge, for which I post a new theme every Tuesday.
Your post is wonderful!
Hi, I tried to link a post called “Endlessness”, not sure I did it right. Still all thumbs with this stuff. Thanks for the great site and dedication to photography.
Hi, did my post link over ok?
Hi! Which blog is yours?
I didn’t see your post come across either as a link or in the tag list. Please provide a link to your post and I’ll be sure to include it in the round up.
Thank you very kindly!
Fabulous colors and composition. Not a fan of snakes but this is very cool.