Monday, January 14, 2008

Lars Van de Goor


1. when the leaves start talking, i will be silent

-- from Lars van de Goor - (?)
What i like about this image is that although i did some editing, i did'nt had to do too much about it.
I had shot some pictures in the forest and was focused on some sunrays. At home i discovered the shape of a face in the leaves.
I love editing, but nothing can beats "Mother Nature" !

Towards the Light

-- from Lars van de Goor - (?)

1: How long have you been involved in photography?

Music was my first love and photography seems to be the latest :-)
Am i a musician taking pictures or a photographer making music.
Anyway I like to create!
I am involved in photography since march 2007

2: Equipment you use?

I have a Panasonic DMC FZ 50, which has everything on board for an amateur who wants to learn to shoot manually and develop his skills.
For post-processing, I use Aperture and i have an old version of Photoshop elements "3.0."
In the future i would like to work with CS3, because i like the post work as much as the shooting itself.

3: Mac or PC?

iMac 24"

4: What inspires you?

I get inspired by almost anything. Like you can see in my stream, there is a great variety.
The moment you look true a camera, you look at your surrounding in an other way. For me it's like discovering the world again,...and again..
And of course all the photographers here on Flickr, we all inspire and get inspired by each other, wonderful!

5: Preferred subject matter?

I am a sucker for perspective and I like to shoot objects from a uncommon angle.
When it's bad weather, i search for small objects in my house and try to make them look interesting.
And i love to take pictures of animals.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.

I really want to capture people on the street, "a caught in the act situation" not from a distance, but close by. A frozen moment that shows a story that can be told in many ways!

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?

When i am in doubt i first create a distance, try to look at it as if it were not my pictures. But that's not so easy.
Put it aside and look at it a couple of days later. And i can always ask my children 16 & 11.
They almost always pick without hesitation the one they think is the best :-)

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop

Never had any training, i would like to do a training in PS

9: Plans for the future?

I have a fulltime job, therefore less time for photography!
So, my plan would be to create more time and
really dive in Photography and Photoshop and who knows, make a living out of that :-)

10: In one word, describe your photography.

To answer this is as difficult as choosing two of my pictures showing up here.
At this moment i would just say : Dreamlike
I did not found out yet if i have a particular style, i better leave that to others :-)

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