photography, street photography, stroll photography, people, city, urban, shadows, light, light and shadows, ricoh, ricoh gr, gr digital, pentax, wouter brandsma

Evolve

2013, Photography

photography, street photography, stroll photography, people, city, urban, shadows, light, light and shadows, ricoh, ricoh gr, gr digital, pentax, wouter brandsma

We learn, we live. We fail, we evolve. We proceed, we evaluate. We feel, we gain. Between the logic there is a light and among us is a lot to share and learn from. When situations change we need to adapt, we simply need too. No matter what situation there is.

In photography learn not only from the great ones, but also those hardly noticed. Each and everyone matters. Visit museums, go to exhibitions (for the Dutch Foam in Amsterdam will exhibit work of William Klein in December), and read. Read books or magazines. For instance the Inspired Eye magazine which some of my friends put together with a lot of labour and love for photography. Go support them, instead of purchasing a new camera or lens.

Due to changes in my personal life I am considering to explore how I maybe can make money with photography. I thought about it more often, but it always came with hesitation and doubt. Am I good enough? Is it possible nowadays to earn enough money to make a living? Or should I start it part-time? What direction should I go? Will I remain passionate about photography? Many things to consider, very little answers to find except for the rational ones. Not everything need to be rationalized though…….

photography, street photography, stroll photography, people, city, urban, shadows, light, light and shadows, ricoh, ricoh gr, gr digital, pentax, wouter brandsma

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

An eye on

2013, Photography
street photography, wouter brandsma, ricoh grd, ricoh grdigital, ricoh grd3, ricoh gr digital 3, ricoh grdiii, ricoh gr, photography, grd, grd3, snapshots, grd snapshot, ricoh grd photography, black and white, greyish mud

Greyish mud

Inspired Eye issue 2, inspired eye, photography, interview, wouter brandsma, interview wouter brandsma, wouter, ricoh wouter, wouter ricoh, wouter brandsma ricoh, photograph, photographs, images My friends Olivier Duong and Don Springer did it again and just published issue 2 of their digital magazine ‘Insprired Eye‘. The magazine contains interviews Paul Mcguirk, Christophe Debon, Pete Tachauer, Adrian Saker and ….. me. This issue is available for $4.95 or subscribe yourself for $19.95 for 6 issues this year.

My friend Jorge got the Ricoh GR and he created a micro site that will grow with information in the upcoming weeks. I expect the Ricoh GR in one or two weeks. I don’t immediately expect a comparison with my GRD3, because that camera really needs some service now. I intend to write another ‘My impressions’ article again like I did about the GRD3. One warning though, there won’t be anything scientific or objective about written. I like to give an impression how a new camera can be used for my photography. This one is particularly interesting since the Ricoh GR series formed my photographic basis for the last 17 years.

No ‘click’ ramblings this time. I try to sort my thoughts and get some ideas for the upcoming months. Especially since I know that when I start with the Ricoh GR I will likely become the slave of the camera. And usually not the time for the best photographs either.

street photography, wouter brandsma, ricoh grd, ricoh grdigital, ricoh grd3, ricoh gr digital 3, ricoh grdiii, ricoh gr, photography, grd, grd3, snapshots, grd snapshot, ricoh grd photography, black and white, crossing diversity

Crossing diversity

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma (except for the magazine image)

Longing, dreaming and desires

2013, Photography

There is the present, the past, and the future. The glue for me to that is longing, dreaming, desire, and even wishful thinking.

images, photographs, stroll photography, street photography, street, wouter brandsma, ricoh, ricoh photography, photography, snapshots, black and white, cycling, bike, cycle, brandsma, dreaming, dream, long, Longing away

Longing away

I long for taking more photographs. I desire to be making better photographs. And since today I dream of that new Ricoh GR. Or maybe it all is just wishful thinking. I don’t know. What I do know is that I need to give a big cheer to Don Springer and Olivier Duong for their new e-magazine ‘Insprired Eye‘. Really check this out and make sure to subscribe. For $20 you can help them forward and make it your photography magazine too.

All photographs by Wouter Brandsma