Making double exposures is an old technique where you expose your film twice, shooting the second photograph over the first one (shooting more than one photo on the same piece of film is called multi-exposure, but in the interest of the research it seems two exposures is enough). I use an old folding camera for … Continue reading “Double exposures”
The Pentax has proven to be a great catalyst for photography, I have gone on quite a few photowalks lately with friends. A photowalk is perfect to learn to see better, try out things and maybe even get inspired by locations. But they are even more perfect for having fun with photography and your camera, and … Continue reading “Photowalk”
Last week I was on Terschelling, the weather was beautiful: it snowed. The island was silent. The beach was white. Very happy with this present.
Meantime it is clear to me that I like chaos in nature. Chaos is clearly exemplified by branches in winter. I am drawn to these compositions with no apparent focus or point. I found these two on my latest roll of color film that came out of my Nikon FM2.
When there is a sense of urgency I am always able to shoot an acceptable photograph. But sometimes there is no urgency or sense. I was reading a great blogpost by Lauren Henkin (photographer) about a period of lack of creativity: http://www.laurenhenkinblog.com/2011/05/the-creativity-drought/ In the mean time the start of an idea for a new series … Continue reading “The creativity drought”
Elspeth Diederix has inspired me a lot since I saw her solo exhibition last summer in Oss. The room with photographic wallpaper showing studies and tries, some of which (but not all) resulted in a work that was also in the museum was most impressive. Of course one already knows this, the masterpieces do not … Continue reading “Elspeth Diederix”