Monday, 31 December 2012
Playing with taking a photo converted into an abstract, this photo is about taking a sharp photo which may seem abstract because of it's content. Does the photo seem empty, or is it full? For me the picture leaves space for dreaming, and considering that today is New Year's eve, I thought it's a fine way to end 2012 and start 2013.
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Continuing in my mini-series this is one other way to portrait the subject already portrait in the two other shots. Working in this way is new to me and I noticed my excitement to stay with the same subject and shoot it different ways, making each photo a unique shot, rather than changing subjects. None of the photos in the mini-series were produced using Photoshop. They were all shot exploring the impact of exposure and sharpness.
Wednesday, 26 December 2012
Staying with the same subject I went on to explore different ways to take a picture of the same reality. Fed up with the cold and dark, this is a photo of the same subject in a different light. Does it give us the impression of a different reality? Or is the light intensity still giving us a feeling of cold and wet?
Monday, 24 December 2012
What to do in the dark rainy reality of a London winter? Be inspired. I'm back at exploring the many fascinating patterns that emerge in a multi-layered reality of windows sprinkled with raindrops. And, I'm getting more and more excited about it. It's like using some kind of filter that adds a new dimension to the what we see. The outcome depends on our focus, close or distant. It's like visualizing my thought process.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Feeling playful, I'm back at exploring the amazing patterns that emerge when we look up close at what exists around us. Exploring the blurred line between abstract and close-up I am amazed how the image emerges in the moment it is seen and how this transforms how we look at it.
Monday, 10 December 2012
Back at my per-weekly visit to Southbank, I could not believe my luck when I noticed that the winter sun was setting in glorious orange. I think there is something magic about visiting the same place in town on a regular basis, just to see how different it looks each time.
Saturday, 8 December 2012
So urban. My attention was first caught by the huge advertisement displaying a woman posing in underwear and then, as I changed angles, the scene came together showing the many cultural contradictions lived in London's everyday life.
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Continuing to explore structures, I looked at man made structures (this an abstract from a David Nash sculpture) and how taking advantage of the light breaking on the surface created a completely new visual of the theme.
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
London, Dec 2012. Inspired by David Nash at Kew Gardens, I did a little exploring of wooden structures myself which lead me to look at form, light and colour contrasts.
Thursday, 29 November 2012
London, Nov 2012. As the days get shorter, it becomes more of a challenge to get to places in time before darkness. But then, how about the moment when dark grey changes into dark black...
Monday, 26 November 2012
London, Nov 2012. It did not stop raining all day. And then, when it was already night, I could suddendly see the beauty of it. There on the window, catching the reflection of the street light they were, for a brief moment only ... so beautiful, so delicate ...
Friday, 23 November 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
London, Nov 2012. Inspired by a photo competition I saw in Fotohits' October edition, and getting slightly fed up with that dull pre-winter weather, I thought I'll have a go at lightening things up.
Monday, 19 November 2012
Friday, 16 November 2012
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Amsterdam, Nov 2012. Looking at autumn colours from another angle in another city. Amsterdam seemed to come alive with the warm tone of autumn leaves and sun giving the city a bit of a golden glimmer.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Friday, 9 November 2012
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
London, November 2012. Wandering around London looking at street art, I wondered about different ways to take a photo. In this image I played with the duality of the picture showing more than one image challenging our perception of reality and imagination.
Friday, 2 November 2012
Thursday, 1 November 2012
London, October 2012. Traveling on the DLR I knew I had to come back to Canary Wharf in the dark hours to take a 'closer look' at the impression the light within the buildings made against the dark of the night.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
London, October 2012. Last night, I went out with my friend to catch a few shiny moments after dark around Canary Wharf. Of course, this being London, we were greeted with rain as soon as we put our cameras on tripods. But then, being Londoners this did not stop us from continuing our adventure and so we discovered the charm of South Quay.
Monday, 29 October 2012
London, October 2012. Capturing the live auction at the fundraising event in benefit of Anti-Slavery International. During the live auction I became interested in the image forming between the fast moving auctioneer and the projected artwork. Looking at the repetitive movements, I wanted to capture a moment the gesture suggested an auction while keeping a strong focus on the projected artwork.
The Toaster, Toaster Glow 2012.
David Shillinglaw, III Communication 2012.
Sweet Toof, Chomps 2012.
Friday, 26 October 2012
London, October 2012. On my weekly walk across the Hungerford Bridge, I can rarely resist taking a photo of this classic landscape. Taking this picture has something timeless. St Pauls has marked the London skyline for centuries, endlessly painted and photographed since then. By taking this photo I join them within my own timeline.
Thursday, 25 October 2012
London, October 2012. While exploring the construction sites in the City I was fascinated by this colourful flower sitting on the pavement. And I took the photo because I was surprised and amazed about the contrast between the sculpture and its surroundings.
As I turned around, I saw this other sculpure. I took the photos with the intention to melt the reality into a pattern to underline the sense of artificiality and lifelessness while keeping the statue as a visiual focus.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
Monday, 22 October 2012
Paul Benney's Night Paintings at Somerset House I felt inspired to experiment with the perspective of focus to work between the abstract and the concrete, showing idea and reality at the same time.
Antony Gormley exhibition in the Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro. Inspired by art to create art. The moment artistic inspiration leads to artistic inspiration and forms a perpetuum.
Antony Gormley's exhibit at Centro Cultural do Banco do Brasil.
Thursday, 18 October 2012
Exploring the meaning of angles and perspective, I like how the photo changes its meaning. The closer I get, the more we are left to wonder. Loosing its context, the wheel seems a pattern of lines and shades. The only reference to its size are the leaves, indicating we are looking at something big.