I have recently started to take time to compose my photgraphs in a more deliberate way. A
consequence of this has been that long exposure time has started to be of more importance.
Every photograph has its own story.
I like to spend time on the composition of the picture itself as well as on the choice of both technical
apparatus and the digital imaging process. When using long exposure times I am removing a certain degree of reality from the picture that is invisible to the naked eye.
This is central to my concept of a photograph, while many people see a photograph as an exact reproduction of the real world.
When I apply my technical processes I remove part of that real world.
Some parts remain (architecture trees…. ) but everything else is altered; water, clouds, wind….
And so my picture appears in a new form, in a kind of visual reality.
I capture a moment which is not visible to the naked eye. My picture seems different from the reality perceived. For me the most exciting moment is when, after taking the photograph, I see on my display what it has become.
The development of every single photograph is challenging because there is only this one moment and no second chance.
In spite of the creative processes involved, I never know what the exact result will be.
I mostly find my inspiration in the natural world or in architecture. I lay great importance in finding a
balance between rest, peace and quietness.
Loving order and symmetry as I do, I tend to choose square format for my pictures. I find this format
the most aesthetically satisfying.
It is in my opinion essential to print out the pictures.
I think the texture or grain of a quality print is superior to the image of a picture on a screen.
Also, a carefully printed photograph in an unintrusive frame can help the viewer towards a better
understanding of the photograph I have created.