Go! Take them pictures, create those images, make your art. We have a story to tell. We have things unique to share. We are the visual historians through passion and art. We are Photographers. – Peter Venter
There are always 2 people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. – Ansel Adams
Somewhere around mid 2004 I got bitten by the photography bug.
Before then I could only admire the work of other photographers.
But the allure of photography hit hard and I wanted to try it myself.
I started out with an old second hand Minolta Dimage.
Very soon I found I wanted to learn doing more than just push the button. In 2005 I enrolled for a course at the IKA (Instituut voor Kunst en Ambacht) in Mechelen were I learned working with Black & White film. This became one of my favourite branches in photography. I just love the smell of developer in the morning.
The photographs shown on this site don’t even approach the printed version e.g. on barite.
However, I realised myself that I couldn’t neglect digital photography and I became member of DPChallenge. This site organises several weekly challenges around a multitude of themes. There are no prizes to win, but to me it’s a way to improve my skills and to work around different themes.