Where I stand

2012, Photography

This is where I stand

This is where I stand. There is so much I want to say, so much I want to shed my light on. But I just don´t know. I stopped my PAD project and thought I did well. Yet, it feels different. I am not sure whether the relief is still a relief. I am certain though that I won´t restart it again.

Doldrums, yeah doldrums. Like a sailor gets stuck in the doldrums, I feel like I get stuck too. Stuck between the PAD project and something to get me excited again.

This is where I stand. Stuck in my lack of inspiration, in my boredom with how I perceive current photography. It is where I stand. I do however need this too. It will help appreciate things better, not yet. It will however come, some day.

Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

Don’t look

2009, Photography

My son in a moment where he can’t make up his mind between two choices. His autism makes him panic when two options are already too much. Providing him with clear explanations and remaining calm helps him to understand it.
Don't look at me
Sigma DP1, f5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 100, -0.3 EV, processed in Sigma Photo Pro and Photoshop (Nik Silver Efex Pro)
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

Portrait

2009, Photography

More and more I get questions if I do portraits as well. But honestly, it is something I am still unfamiliar with. I am trying, and am even trying to use my current camera for that purpose. It isn’t easy though. No serious bokeh, hardly any shallow depth of field. Here is a take from yesterday, for Nathalie, from my lovely daughter.
Lindsay by Wouter Brandsma
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma