My photography is becoming -me-

Personal Pictures

Just a quick post this early morning, but one I feel like I need to share.
I had an interesting discussion yesterday, with a mom of a class mate of my youngest son.
She saw a huge panorama print hanging on the wall in our living room, and was overwhelmed with the beauty of it (says the humble me 😉 )

We were discussing about my work, and I told her I have my work currently exposed in a beautiful interior and furniture warehouse (www.pinehouse.be)
I was talking also about the upcoming exhibition, and about the fact that the new exhibition will feature only beauty portraits, not landscapes.
In the discussion, while talking about the different subjects I have tackled so far, it became suddenly clear to me that although the subjects can be totally different, the images are always an expression of the same -me- .
Be it a landscape, a still life, a beauty portrait or something else, I think I’m starting to get a common denominator in my photography and that is – the way I see things – . I am touched by the beauty of a misty forest, a wandering gaze in the eyes of a model, or a fascinating detail in the urban environment we are living in. I am by far not a landscape photographer pur sang, I am not a fashion photographer by far, or an architectural photographer, but I start to express myself in a personal way.

I have wondered for a while now which subject appeals to me the most, well I still can’t decide on that, but it won’t matter as much anymore. I’ll probably keep photographing different subjects all the way, and find beauty in all of them. One of my great inspirations is Jean-Loup Sieff, probably because of his wide portfolio of subjects, and hey! they quite match my preferences.

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2 thoughts on “My photography is becoming -me-

  1. I like the brown case photo. Your photos do two things. They make the non-photographer stop and dream. The photographers stop and say “Can I do that”. I am the second.

    1. Each photographer should at least be able to look at things around him/her in their own personal way. The technical knowledge behind photography is minimal, all the rest is in the eye. So yes, Pete, you probably can do what I do, but that would mean our personalities are really close. Thank you for your kind words.

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