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 “Friday Mystery Location – 2019 #017”
I have no idea! Would love to hear more, Frank. 🙂 Blessings to you––I’ve been away in Bulgaria and am just catching up on my blog. All the best to you and your wife, and have a great Labor Day weekend.
Thank you, Debbie; it is a wonderful location with water and sky to match. Hope you had a good time in Bulgaria!
No clue but the picture is amazing.
Thank you most kindly!
Since you have refered to the Southern Cross I am assuming it would be possible to see it from this place at night. Tasmania?
That would have been ideal, but not the case. Definitely in the Northern Hemisphere, even though the scene is very tropical.
Ah! Well I have no clue but I hope there will be an answer from someone else.
There are some visible markings…
Oh gosh……I need a magnifier!
I see an American flag on the little boat. Since you want to sail away on the Margaret Todd schooner I might think you are on the Pacific coast.But before I saw the US flag i was going to say the rock outcropping looks like some of the Ontario Lakes and the pink granite. But not with those fishing boats. So I give up!
You’re on the right track. The Margaret Todd sails along the Maine coast from Bar Harbor.
These photos are highly inspiring and reflects serene outfit s.