2017, Photography, thoughts


I admit not being very productive in photography. I sort of neglected my blog and have hardly taken any photographs. In my mind though I’ve still been thinking about photography.

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I’m however gradually picking up an older project I did about my hometown and surrounding area. Some seven to six years ago I started this project in B&W, but I want to redo it in color now. So maybe, at some point I will start posting some of this work from this project.

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On the general photography front sometimes you hit something that makes complete perfect sense. Even if the thoughts about this topic are actually quite old. Thoughts first mentioned in the 1920’s by Alfred Stieglitz. I’m talking about the theory of equivalence in photography. Read this article to get an idea about the concept of equivalence. And get an idea how modern this idea was in the 1920’s and how this concept slowly gets traction again.

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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma


11 thoughts on “WEEK COLLECTION 20

    1. I have to say that, to my eye, your black and whites are excellent. You strike a consistent sad mood without any need for words. I enjoy your work.

  1. Photos I can identify with, and so often make me homesick! …Interesting articles and yes, often I find myself liking stuff that corresponds with what is in my mind.

  2. I always look forward to your posts. It’s because of you I use that beloved Ricoh GR camera; favorite pocketable camera of all time for me. I hope all is well with you. Been following your work for years.

  3. Thank you for the article on equivalence. I have followed your blog for several years and it is clear that you understand equivalence. Your photographs draw me in and I see their impact on my own work. Here is how I see the equivalence:
    Wouter—>photograph (first equivalence) ——–> my reaction (second equivalence)——–> my photograph (third equivalence)

    You question the meaning of your work a lot, perhaps thinking that the first equivalence is too selfish. However, the second and third equivalences are never selfish (from your perspective) and are valuable to those who share in them. Trust in what you do.

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