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Wave - How is a photography idea born?

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Wave - How is a photography idea born?

Many people ask me where and how I get inspiration for my photography artworks. And my answer usually is that I combine all my past experience with what I see, hear and sense in the world day to day in my head (heart?) and then, as a result, something completely new is born. For example, at the moment I am working on my next art piece called Wave. I think the root inspiration for it comes from my years and years in commercial/fashion photography. While working in a photo studio, I had to carefully wrap mannequins with designers' clothing to...

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How did this all start? A little sneak peek at the journey of an artist

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How did this all start? A little sneak peek at the journey of an artist

Many people ask me where it all began. How did I end up where I currently am, and what was part of this life long journey so far? So, how did this all start?  I feel like I am an artist at my very core. I started as a painter and fell in love with the creative process from day one. I always admired still life paintings, especially those from the 17th century, but I was always on a lookout for some more inventive ways in art.  I have tried different techniques and methods from drawing to oils and one day decided...

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The magic that goes into preparations for a photo session

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The magic that goes into preparations for a photo session

Today, I would like to share a bit more behind the stage magic from my preparation process for one of the latest photo sessions. You can find the start of this story here - Broken vase: How is photography composition made?. And today, I would like to talk about the top part of the composition and the steps I had to take to get it ready for a photoshoot. The dried poppy flowers that you see below have a long story behind them. I picked them up back in summer when they just finished blooming and formed some seeds for the year...

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Broken vase: How is photography composition made?

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Broken vase: How is photography composition made?

Many people ask me how the photography composition is made. Where does it start? What goes into the process from start to finish? Today I would like to show you what went into the preparation process for one of my recent photo sessions. Most of the items in this composition have gone a long way waiting to be photographed. I'll probably tell you about all of them next time, as otherwise, this blog will end up being of the size of a small novel! But I would love to share with you today the story behind the vase you see and what has gone into...

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International Photography Awards - First Place - Fine Art, Still Life

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International Photography Awards - First Place - Fine Art, Still Life

International Photography Awards category winners and finalists were revealed yesterday, on 27 October 2020, for both the professional and non-professional/student categories. A stellar international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world to finally select these outstanding category winners.  Along with the Category Winners, IPA also revealed the recipients of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize in each of  the competition’s sub-categories, and Honorable Mentions from across both professional and amateur entries. And I am honoured that my work was awarded a Winning Placement in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards. A...

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