||Jul 22, 2014
||Jan 14, 2010
Papendrecht, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/truccal
In 2006 I took up photography out of the blue. I achieved my own style just by doing, not caring about the technical aspects of photography. I work with natural light and the editing of my photos is stripped to a bare minimum.
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 my model about the styles we're going to do (portraits, sensual, artistic, nudes ...) but that's all. More than once I take totally different photos as what was the basic 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 or perfect faces. I'm looking for people with a passion for artistic photography, people someone else might call 'strange', people who are discovering themselves ...
I like sensual, classic 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 and show something of an emotion and of the person I'm working with. And beneath taking photos a shoot is for me also having a nice day with an interesting person.
Five 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
www.1a1foto.net, edition 19, December 2013. selection of the series 'Inner World'
Hidden treasure art magazine, Yearbook 2014
Group exhibition 'Keep on Dreaming', Sirius Gallery, Tokyo, May 22 - June 4, 2014
September 2014 my first book will be published by Lecturis (www.lecturis.nl). It will be designed by René Put and Brigitte Gootink (www.putgootink.nl). It will contain a selection of my work from the period 2007 - 2014.
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