I’m visiting Liverpool for the weekend with the ultimate goal of seeing mighty Liverpool FC taken on Tottenham Hotspurs at Anfield. My first 24 hours in this lovely city were pretty rainy, but then the sky started clearing up and the Sun came out!
So I thought I’d share some of the photos that I took today during this wonderful time.
There are plenty of additional photos, but I hope that these provide you with a bit of the flavor…
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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21 thoughts on “Liverpool in Sunlight”
Fabulous pictures…………. makes me miss the boat!
wooooow,fabulous pics! Gr Stef
Such beautiful photos! I hope to travel someday to so many places. Safe travels to you!
These are beautiful. Thank you for your share.
Having watched England defeat New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup on the TV today I hope to watch Liverpool defeat Tottenham tomorrow.
It was a rather tense game, particularly after the first minute goal by Harry Kane, but, ultimately, we prevailed! It was a true experience to be at Anfield for the game and there’s nothing like singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with thousands of friends!
Yes, the Kane goal in under a minute and then Liverpool missing so many chances it was an entertaining game on the TV.
It was a nail biter in person 🙂 The Tottenham goalie was playing out of his mind! There were 13 shots on target and he stopped 11!
It was the Spurs goalkeeper that kept them in the game.
Fabulous sky shots! You made me want to go to Liverpool!
Such mesmerizing photos.
Fabulous photographs Frank, enjoy the game! 🤗⚽️
Thank you, Xenia!
Greatest city on earth; and the greatest football team.