||Dec 05, 2013
||Jan 14, 2010
Papendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/truccal
Early 2006 I took a camera and started taking photos not asking myself questions about the technical aspects of photography. I just learned taking photos by doing shoots, looking at the screen of my camera and making mistakes. I mainly work on location using natural light. Photoshop or other software I only use to convert photos into duotones or correct light and contrast.
I don't plan shoots but mainly improvise. I arrange a model, we choose a location and depending of the weather, mood of the day, how things go, the things I discover in the model and the location, I take photos. Of course I talk with a model about the styles we're going to do (portraits, sensual, artistic, nudes ...) but that's all. I seldom have a picture in my head before, just an idea of an atmosphere. And more than once I take totally different photos as what was the idea before. Then I see something that's beautiful to me and say 'Look ....' and we start'
My models I choose by intuition. There must be something in their eyes or something in what they wrote down that intrigues me. I'm not looking for perfect bodies and perfect faces. I'm looking for people with a passion for artistic photography, people someone else might call 'strange', people who are discovering themselves, insecure people, people with scars on their soul. I'm looking for 'real' people.
I like sensual, erotic and 'strange' photos, portraits, artistic nudes, storytelling and more. In fact I don't care so much what kind of photo's I take as long as they are tasteful (to my opinion), special, artistic and show something of an emotion and of the person I'm working with. And beneath making photos a shoot is for me also having a nice day with an interesting person.
Four times a photo was published in Zoom Magazine (www.zoom.nl)
International Contemporary artists - Volume II, ICA Publishing 2011
Who's who in visual art, 2011-2012, Art Domain Whois Publisher, 2011
Special edition 'Beeldende kunst in Nederland', 2011
Two-day exhibition Kunstkijkroute Amersfoort (2010 and 2011)
Annual Dutch Art Fair, September 2011
Florence Biennale 2011, Festival for Contemporay Art, 4th award digital art
Solo exhibition 'De Boekenlegger, Eersel', November/December 2011
Camera Magazine, interview, July 2012
Open Art Fair, Utrecht, September 2012
Group exhibition Photoville, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, September 2013
Biennale of Chianciano 2013 (Italy), 2nd award digital art
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