woensdag, november 30, 2011

Vanwege Fragmentarische Aard (87) (Because of a Fragmentic Nature (87))

Basically there is “made” photography and there is “found” photography.
“Made” photography is produced by photographers who work out of an idea, a feeling, a concept. They design their photographs and make an image more or less from scratch. For instance much staged photography is made this way.
“Found” photography is made by photographers who walk around and find their images in the world that surrounds them. Of course they also work with an idea, a concept a feeling in their head and hart. They have their strategies.
Of course there are many forms of photography which contain elements of “made” and as well as elements of “found” photography. In fact any form of photography is a mixture.

I particularly consider myself a “finding” photographer. One of my strategies is looking for, finding and using reflections, images of shopping windows and combining these with images of things that are happening outside in the streets. In this way I am aiming to create a bit mysterious, a bit surreal images.

Up: Rotterdam, 11/09/07, 4.43 pm
Under: Amsterdam 11/11/23 3.56 pm