week 3 | 2012

2012, Photography, Project

Last week series where for me photographs that were focused on the hope for change. Another MRI-scan and a planned consultant for a possible back surgery. This week (Wednesday) however I learned that my back problems are inoperable. I need to deal and life with it. That sure was a disappointment, but it is true. I need to continue. Pain is just one of the hazards and thankfully there are so many other things that matter. This series for me became more melancholic this week, but not necessarily more depressing. Even though the images are dark, they also show signs of escape routes. Especially the Friday photograph shows a large gap in the fence that leaves room for changes. And since I am in control I took the Thursday photograph. For me, good reasons to keep continuing this PAD project.

The more aware reader might have noticed that I removed the Flickr link at the top menu of my blog. It is a conscious decision after many years of using Flickr is a sharing facility for my photography (actually since 2006). But keeping up track at some many websites takes up a lot of time. Time I much rather use for my photography and strengthening my back to cope with the daily rigors of life. Therefore I won´t be updating my Flickr stream anymore and plan to delete my account by the end of the year (or just keep it so I can occasionally comment or see the work by others).

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma


18 thoughts on “week 3 | 2012

  1. Sorry to hear the outcome of your back examination. Frustrating situation.

    It’s not easy to take a daily picture with the kind of gloomy weather we are having in the Netherlands these days. But you did a great job. Again.

  2. Sorry to here about the back.Keep up the good work with the camera it certainly has given me some inspiration of late and lead to a change in direction for my own photography

  3. I’m sorry your back is hurting so much and it’s awful to know there is nothing they can do. Your photography is beautiful.

    Wishing you lots of strength.

    1. I totally understand Elaine, but I much rather focus on photography and my blog instead. Flickr for me has more to do with social media and marketing to get noticed. Explore magnifies that even more.

  4. The darker the pcitures the more escapes route I find. It’s the contradictory associations that make it so damn interesting. And it’s these contradictory associations that make me deal with the pain each day. Yesterday it was my back. Today it’s toothache. It’s the gap in the fence that made me forget my pain. It’s these little drops of rain, suddenly big that soothes my mind. And it’s a contrasty silhouette walking down the road that gives me great feel of rambling. Another week to go through that gets greater with every frame of yours, Wouter! Thanks for that!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

  5. Take care. Hope you can find any way to reduce the pain. I wanted to thank you for your magnifique blog and pictures. I can’t tell you exactly why but I return very frequently to your pictures and the world you show us through them.

  6. Wouter, I’m very sorry to hear about your inoperable back problems. That’s quite a body blow to take and to deal with.

    But once again, I’m in total admiration of your pictures – these are, again, superb! My favourites are numbers 3, 4 and 5, working from the top downwards.

    WordPress has recently re-introduced a re-blogging facility, where bloggers can re-send out examples of other bloggers’ work that they admire – well I like this post and so I’m going to re-blog it! I’m still a little unsure of the re-blogging process, but I’ll try and hope it works!


  7. Reblogged this on FATman Photos and commented:
    cameravagrant introduced me to the wonderful photography of Wouter Brandsma and I was so impressed, I immediately subscribed to Wouter’s blog. Here is one of Wouter’s new offerings – I hope that you enjoy it, and I heartily recommend that you take a look at the rest of his blog too. FATman

  8. I think you should keep flickr. That is open place and will get more viewer. I actually know your work via flickr. I like your stuff a lot!

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