My interest, or rather passion, for photography goes back to the beginning of this millennium. Apart from occasional photos taken with a pocket camera mainly on holiday, I never bothered with analogue photography, and frankly that would not have been my thing. I am someone who likes to have full control over the final product, but I did not see myself standing in a darkroom surrounded by chemicals. Digital post processing, on the other hand, has always been an integral and welcome part of my workflow.
Do I have a style? I do not know. For me, the act of photographing is a joy in itself because I can freeze a moment in time or create a relationship between objects. There is something magical about it. If there is one aspect that characterizes my photography, it is the fact that I like to get close to my subject to capture its details and texture. I rarely use a wide-angle lens, preferring to reach for a (prime) lens between 85 mm and 300 mm, and occasionally a 50 mm as my widest perspective.
Another characteristic of my work is the simplicity of the story: I am a staunch believer in the adage that less is more.
Over time, my interest in photography has not always been of the same intensity, nor have I focused my attention on the same kind of subjects, nor have I had the same motivation and drive.
The work I show here reflects my current interest, which is my immediate (rural) surroundings, and especially the farm animals that surround me. My love for animals is very strong, and I like to capture their looks and feelings. Very often I notice expressions that are not very different from what I observe among humans.
If you want to see my older photographic works, feel free to browse the archives.
Erwin, April 2023