Welcome to week 216 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m catching up slowly and have started on last week’s round up; there were a lot of responses, which I will share with you later today.
As work on our bathroom just finished, I thought it might be appropriate to have that serve as inspiration for this week’s theme. My wife and I are both very happy with the end result and feel a sense of renewal and appreciation for what this shower brings us. The spacious walk-in and gentle rain shower renew every fiber of one’s body!
For this week, please share what brings renewal to you, whether it is the impending change of season or some other aspect in your life that brings a new sense of energy to you. I look forward to seeing what might renew each of you!
Here are two angles of the redone bathroom…
Imagine, if you will, that this space was a mid-1980s yellow tub with a yellow linoleum floor…it has been renewed and is transformed! Our design decision were influenced by our travels, looking for a bright space for the shower with lovely Ukrainian tile and a wood-like linoleum floor. The industrial element brought in by the door made for a perfect contrast to the organic components in the room. There are still some splashes of color to be added, but you get the idea!
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)!!
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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35 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Renewal”
Looks lovely! Know the feeling of having a bathroom renewal although it is a couple of years ago now. We change our 60´s something bathrooms to much more modern look and functional materials.
A beautiful and functional result, Frank!
Love the bathroom Frank!
here’s my contribution this week
Nice. Bathrooms always leave me cold, especially in winter
My take on change and renewal: https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2021/02/24/champa/
Looks great Frank. Our bathroom is in desperate need of a renewal! Love the theme and might try to link up to it with my next post!
That bathroom is gorgeous! And it is organic too! Thanks for sharing. Here is my take on renewal: https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2021/02/24/rose-buds/
Your bathroom looks beautiful Frank! We’re celebrating a different kind of renewal: https://tranature.com/2021/02/24/wordless-wednesday-renewal/
A minor rework after Sandy posted about spring:
Love your new bathroom!
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A great bathroom renewal! You’re tempting me to do something similar.
I’ve gone for building renewal too: https://travelwithintent.com/2021/02/25/refreshment-madrid-renovation/
We remodeled 2 bathrooms before we put our house on the market 5 years ago. We did get to enjoy the results for a year or so. Nice job on yours! (also – great to see you back online!)
Hello again Frank, Eivor and Pearl’s contribution for this week’s lovely challenge is here: https://whippetwisdom.com/2021/02/25/haibun-serendipity/
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Hi Frank, I like what you’ve done with the updated bathroom. Bhavna and I completed a kitchen remodel just before 2020 lockdown but unfortunately we could not do the bathrooms. Neither we nor the contractor are in the same bubble. 😥
Your new bathroom has certainly impressed me. Definitely something to envy about 😀
Hi Frank, just checking in to see how you’re doing.