I feel at home in the landscape
When I was 15 years old my neighbor introduced me into his world of photography. Night after night I watched slides from his travels to Iceland and Greenland. I got my first camera from him. There, during those evenings, my passion for landscape and my passion for photography started. By looking at those beautiful far away landscapes I ended up in a different world. That this can be achieved with photography fascinated me.
I have been working as a landscape photographer since 2000. In those early years I was mainly concerned with recording the design of the landscape; I photographed from the outside in with the landscape as the goal. Gradually that started to change and I started shooting more and more from the inside out, using the landscape as a means. The pure beauty of the landscape, its essence, its abstraction and its poetic sides have been my starting points ever since.
In my work I portray the beauty of the everyday landscape in an unusual way. This creates an image that shows a different view of the landscape: an image that asks you to reflect on. The story that the image tells the viewer, then unfolds itself.
I am inspired by English photographers, such as Charlie Waite, Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey. In addition, the beauty as I experience it in visual art, novels, poems and music is a great source of inspiration.
In a sometimes hectic, restless and harsh world, I hope that my images inspire to stand still, evoke an emotion and invite you reflect on what you see.
By taking the time you will see more and look differently.
Photo: Jeannette Wouthuis Fotografie