View Full Version : Introducing myself + work
January 21st, 2005, 03:27 PM
I'm a 19yr old Belgian student and just found out about this site :). It looks like a good community. I'd like to get started by posting my work so far. I only have a very very crappy Medion 5995 to shoot with so forgive the poor quality of my shots.
I don not strive to actually show the moment as it was in reality. What I like to do is really really jack up the contrast and color intensity to create heavy and emotive images which rely on intensity and free interpretation by the viewer.
These are some of my links.
http://www.kopfblog.be/conspectus/fotografie.php (this is the photography page on my website, it's in dutch but all you have to do here is click the small images which only show a fragment of the full image to see the complete image.)
I hope you enjoy it. Don't hold back any comments you might have. I'm ok with constructive remarks.
January 22nd, 2005, 09:20 AM
:nohope: Well it must be horrible because noone is saying anything.
January 22nd, 2005, 10:03 AM
nah I think the problem is there's too much work, it takes a lot of time & effort to go through all of them (even if it's a joy because it's some good work :) ) and then comment on some particular photos.
I really like about 70% of them, the rest is "ok". I like most b/w shots better than the high saturated color-photos. You say you push the contrast and saturation to allow "free interpretation by the viewer". I think if a photo has some subtle strangeness, beautiful colors and shapes, the same can be achieved. Hope I make sense, my english is not that good..
January 22nd, 2005, 09:14 PM
Don't worry..responses are sometimes slow to come around here. The photography section isn't as well-traveled as the rest of the site, either.
I looked through all of your photos yesterday and really enjoyed them, and then like a jerk I said "cool!" to myself and didn't leave a response.
I like the style of photography you're going after.. finding shapes or textures or patterns of light that many people wouldn't see. You definitely have a lot of talent. If you're looking for criticism, in my opinion the work in the first links is stronger than the work featured on the main section of your website. The compositions and subjects have a lot more impact for me. They also have a darker feel, which suits my personal taste.
Anyway, when you have more please post it up! Also, to attract people into looking through your links, you might want to include a few of your favorite photos into the post itself. That way people can be interested in those images can follow the links and dig through more there. With the insane number of posts on these forums a lot of people might just skip over a post that's only filled with text and links. The result of our overall lack of attention span ;)
January 28th, 2005, 04:45 PM
There's a lot of good work here from a compositional standpoint. A few nitpicks and suggestions that spring to mind;
- Try to control your exposure such that you don't have a lot of overexposure. In some scenes (like the decrepit bathroom shot), you have too much light range for the camera to capture; not much you can do about that. But there were a few others where the overexposure, be it deliberate or unplanned, did not really improve the images.
- For your low light work (underground stuff), try using a tripod of some sort to control camera shake. The images are a little blurry, and while that works in some cases, it certainly does not work in all cases.
Hope that helps.
January 28th, 2005, 05:08 PM
Great stuff! I didn't get to see it all yet, but I especially like some of those b&w shots in the abandoned buildings. Nice work!
January 30th, 2005, 03:19 AM
I enjoyed your photos, especially the grave yard ones of the statues... a lot of your photos looked industrial and reminded me of nin... just my opinion.. anyways loved them..
February 21st, 2005, 08:38 AM
I thought your black and white work in the abandoned buildings was really strong. sometimes intense color saturation is good, but when its overdone it creates noise that can be duisturbing and look artificial...however some of your color work is very interesting. good luck! www.kouryangelo.com
February 22nd, 2005, 02:49 AM
Nice work. I went through everything. the second to last link seems to be broken. "fotografie90.jpg" is my favorite. Love it!
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