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An artist needs a holiday now or then (not too often according to neoliberal standards, so I won't). I will be gone camping for 10 days in August and after that set up my exhibition in Switzerland at the Fotofestival Lenzburg opening on August 26, and you are very welcome to join me there or pay me a visit (send me a direct message from Instagram or an email).
This means orders will be shipped on my return to the Netherlands on 31 August.
This photo was shot there and is now orderable in the shop together with a few others. The proceedings will fund my trip to a residency in Canada next year, when I want to cooperate with locals on botanic research and what we can learn from other traditions. If your house is already full of art and cards, or you are more into minimalistic art, there is also the option to make a donation via PayPal by clicking the button below.
Thank you and have a wonderful summer holiday this year.
Bunch of flowers I picked in walking distance of the garden
Delicate branches with blossoms against the window in the garden house
Playing with the light on a pot with two Magnolia branches on the garden house floor
Buy my darlings is a small fair in the weekend of 23 and 24 april where photographers sell their artworks directly to their fans. I will introduce my new cards there, and of course some prints are for sale.
Come and say hi, it costs nothing and the top of the Dutch photography world will be there! ( From 11AM till 5PM, NDSM-plein 29 in Amsterdam, 15 minutes by ferry from Amsterdan Central Station or parking at the location for 1,40 per hour)
I made three cards with the idea of touch and smell and with a light reference to modern emoticons. You can find them in my store. As always shot on Kodak Ektar with an old Minolta camera.
Besides this lovely image there is also an image of wild peaches (derived from the word Persia) and one with a shell and a feather that I found here in the garden.
This time the cards are a bit cheaper than normal because these are almost gone. So only 14 euro for 3 double cards printed on bio-top paper with kraft paper envelopes.
I selected a new set of cards with loads of reds and pinks, called Color Explosion. Also referring to the time of year where all of a sudden everything bursts of life. As with all images, shot on analog film mostly with the X700.
I work with old cameras, like the Nikkormat FTS2 or the 1992 Minolta Dynax 9xi. Once the Ektar films are developed, I scan the film and remove dust particles. The last step is to enhance the photos in the digital darkroom.
In the prints, there might be hardly noticeable traces of the analog process, which adds to the beauty of working in the old way. This gives a unique feeling to the images, so you experience the traditional craft of photography.
In March of this year, we went to lock-down. With no place to live after my divorce last year, I was stuck in my garden. Only occasionally seeing my 7-year old daughter and my ex-husband, it felt quite lonely at times. There was only one thing to do, make the most of my garden.
I started growing plants from seeds and later in the year vegetables. But of course, that didn't provide an income with all my assignments as an artist/photographer canceled.
Although having photographed flowers and plants all my life, it only then struck me that I could make my garden the starting point of something new. I was looking and contemplating for weeks on possible solutions, and all of a sudden realized, my garden is my passion. I was standing on top of it for years but had completely missed it.
So this is all brand new to me, and just starting. If you have any questions or comments, also on my gardening skills, you are very welcome to send them. The images may look good, but I am still an amateur in gardening.
All photos here are for sale, if it is not in the shop, and you are interested, contact me directly. Thank you, and welcome to my garden!
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