2017, Photography

I have a burnout. It is what it is. I feel detached, and filled with doubt and anxiety. It crushes me. For sixteen years I ran on adrenaline, got in a survival mode with my wife to cope with our family situation, and the system that is me now came to a hold. I’m tired, exhausted in fact. I have to refuel and strengthen myself again. I’m working on it.

Therefore my collection of photographs is small, and to me it feels unfulfilling.

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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma


2017, Photography

I’m not back to photographing on a daily basis, but at least enjoying my natural surroundings. I try to keep my photography process simple. Same is for my post processing. I seem to be processing most of my photographs on my iPhone or iPad. With the VSCO app I quickly edit my work and get the photographs back to my computer. I like it that I can keep it to a minimal and don’t deal with it too long.

You might have noticed some previous blog posts, anxiety and self-doubt. I will try to explain these posts, and others to come, in a later blog post.

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All photographs by Wouter Brandsma


2017, Photography, Quote

Lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities, like motives, personality, thought, etc.


his later years were plagued by self-doubt

uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision, vacillation, doubt

Self-doubt might not only be harsh for your creativity, it more so strongly affects your ability to life freely and enjoy things. It is however the state I’m in, beyond melancholy.

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma