House in White, Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, The Netherlands 2019
This image depicts very much my impression of the character of Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, the place where I live since 2017. This region in The Netherlands is sparsely populated and the landscape is rural and empty. Probably my latest work is becoming more minimalistic under the influence of my new living environment. In any case, I try to reduce my images to the very essence.
The Gate, Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, England 2016
Along the Jurassic Coast you can see 250 million years of history of the Earth. From the Dinosaurs period untill our era. The beauty of the Jurassic Coast is a piece of art created by time. I wanted to emphasize that in my photography. By using a long exposure Durdle Door builds an imaginary gateway to ancient times.
Escape from Monotony, Zeeland, Netherlands 2018
To find a way out on dark and lonely days I experienced during very boring work that had to be done, photography turned out to be my salvation. In this image I could express my feelings. In the landscape and the tones I found the ‘monotony’. The light at the horizon is the escape from it.
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What is the advantage of being slow? You can find the answer in Frank Peters’ (1976) fine art photography. “Fine art photography is the creation of tranquil non existing moving moments. Images that tell more about the photographer than only the beauty of the images reveals”. He reduces his photos to the very essence by using minimalist compositions, a black and white or monochrome palette and long exposures.
His work shows the most precious moments of his travels, are made with great dedication and his own vision. He sees his photos as unique works of art. Peters has won the International Photography Award (IPA, New York) in the Fine Art Minimalism category and has been awarded in global photography contests since 2014.