Thursday, 31 October 2013
Using a frosted window pane as 'filter', I was drawn to the image that emerged playing with the effect the glass had on breaking down the reality behind it.
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Part of Yayoi Kusama's 'Infinity' exhibition are rooms filled of mirrors that create a feeling of dissolving into infinite space. Studying the effect of a dark room with mirrors, light bulbs and visitors, I thought what I am left with is an image of an infinite horizon disappearing into infinite space and time.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
As I continue to explore photography from various angles, the impact of colour is one of the obvious subjects of interest. And I thought I put this to the test by looking at the same image in colour and black & white. Now, I would be very interested to hear your opinion. Which image does have a stronger impact for you? My last post which was published in colour, or its black & white version?
Tuesday, 22 October 2013
Do you feel like being in the water? Playing with perspective I'm interested on the effect it has on the message and the viewer. And, the photo also picks up on several of 'my' themes, it has a wide tonal range of the same colour, strong light reflections and a strong sense of space.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Sometimes my photos are simply about the story. After first becoming aware of the deer on Bowen Island, this was a photo I could not miss. And with these two very different experiences I could be tempted to think there is something about deer living on islands, is there?
The photo was taken on Miyajima Island where deer roam freely and are very much part of the landscape (though not allowed in the restaurants).
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Still making sense of my Japan experience, I'm slowly working through my photographs.
I had seen a photo of the torii gates at the Fushimi Shrine in the travel guide and felt drawn to the bright colour. With an image in my mind, I went to explore the full length of the walk to 'find my image', the one my imagination had created based on the photo I had seen.
Over the past year I have noticed that I sometimes seem to have images 'stored up' and that I find it liberating to work on creating these images.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Back in London it's time to document the change of season. This little project has been going since January when I took the first photo down this park walk inspired by the winter mood of the day. Since I have been visiting the same spot once a month to document how the seasons affect environment and people as both nature and humans change their 'coats' and adapt to the changes in weather and temperature.
Tuesday, 8 October 2013
The Floating Torii on Miyajima Island is well visited and has been photographed in all its splendour and from every angle. This journey through Japan has been an interesting experience for me as going sight-seeing is usually not something I do when on the road. So here I was, looking at the Torii from all angles myself and I decided to simply stay with my black & white project and to find out what the Floating Torii meant to me.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
What do you do when faced with a place that carries a history like Hiroshima? How can I contribute to all that has been shown, to all the monuments and documentaries? How can I create a photo to tell you how I felt visiting this very special site?
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
In a big city like Tokyo, I noticed that my subject choice seems to be people and structures. Catching the view out of the light rail in the early morning hours, I liked the outlook of both the strong lines and day ahead.