My view

2010, Photography


It is now almost two weeks ago that I broke my back at a freak accident. I still have some pain, but I am able to sit and walk a bit. I really appreciate all your comments and messages, thank you all.

But what next? Ricoh quickly replaced my camera for another one and many suggested seeing the situation as an opportunity, which I did.

On twitter @MichaelZelbel suggested to post some tips on photography health. But what should I suggest? Be careful with chemicals when you are still shooting film. Unless you need all your equipment, go light or at least minimal. A large camera bag and one or two cameras and lenses add a lot of stress to your shoulders, neck and back. When you go out in your neighborhood walk or take your bike instead of a car.

And concerning health, it took me a lot of time to edit these photographs and write this post. So I now I am still not there yet. I am still glad that I could take these. And I am also glad that I could still keep in contact with many of you despite my fracture.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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16 thoughts on “My view

  1. You’re making great use of the opportunity and it just goes to show that no matter what your vantage point you have a great eye for interesting photography.

  2. Awesome photographs! And it’s so great to read stuff from people with a positive attitude like yours. And the tips on health are already really good. I will add some soon.

    Get well soon!
    I wish you good light!
    — Michael

  3. Sorry to hear about your back problems Wouter but glad to see you are getting better and still as creative as ever when it comes to photography.

    Get well soon so you cna go back out again and do the things you like.

    Take care and hopefully see you at Photokina.

    1. Thank you Cristian, but it seems for 95% sure that I won’t go to Photokina this year. Therefore I hope we can still have a meetup with Ricoh some other day.

  4. I hope you recover quickly, Wouter. Keep your spirits up and keep fighting.

    Just trust that your body will heal itself and carry on.

    I like the shot of your eyes!

  5. These photos are powerful images that subtly chronicle your lack of mobility. It reminds me yet again that restrictions stimulate creativity. I’m very pleased to hear that you’re on the road to recovery. All the best to you Wouter.

  6. Wouter,
    This is my first visit in a while. Very sorry to hear about your back. Although terribly unfortunate, it could have been much worse.
    Your images from the last few months are excellent.
    All the best for a swift recovery.

  7. Good to see you posting images again, Wouter.

    Take it easy and remember each day brings you a little bit closer to full recovery.

  8. Sorry to hear about your back. But at least you are still alive and with us.

    Always enjoy your shots with the GRD3. Even if the view is from your hospital bed you still give us a great perspective. Get well soon.

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