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#Closer&Closer week 14 – The Mailbox

For this weeks Closer & Closer entry in the project I went outside and searched for some interesting items to capture in black and white. What do you think of this weeks photo?

If you like my photography work from this project or the recent Urban Geometry or Animal Portraits one, then please do check out the shop on how to purchase your own print!

Cheers,
Ansgar

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Sharp Lines

Like this photo or something from my photography work from the Closer&Closer project or the recent Urban Geometry or Animal Portraits one? Then please do check out the shop on how to purchase your own print!

Cheers,
Ansgar

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The Gateway

Doing a lot of Ansgar Artwork photo work in the studio recently, and now with the sun shining brightly and warmer weather, it was time for me to grab my camera and get outside to capture some more lines! I love doing the other photography work, but this is really my thing I have noticed, always looking for that balance between chaos and structure in lines, shadows and textures…

If you like this photo or something from my photography work from the Closer&Closer project or the recent Urban Geometry or Animal Portraits one, then please do check out the shop on how to purchase your own print!

Cheers,
Ansgar

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#Closer&Closer week 6 – Explosion

 

And this weeks Closer & Closer model is…
A lime!

Yeah, if you already scrolled down you don’t see anything green I hear you thinking. I know, but bare with me, and keep reading please! So, playing around all week with slicing different parts of it and experimenting with light from different angles, getting as close as possible and deciding what part of the object I would focus on. How to make a lime look interesting?

The first results…
I was very happy at first with a shot that showed part of the round outer side of the lime and the inner flesh, but then I noticed that this was most likely to be the most photographed ‘side’ of a lime. A clean shot with good tones of green and white, a light and fresh photo. Just as we know it, nothing wrong with it. But was this creative enough to be an Ansgar Artwork photo? Was this pushing me enough? Nah… so back to the drawing board…

Magic! 
Then I noticed, when slicing up another lime, the lines coming from the core combined with the texture of the flesh. Hmm very interesting! Lets do something with that! So my focus was pointed to the center instead of the outer layers and when I had that sharp shot I put it through editing and that is where the magic really happened!

It is important to have a good photo to start with but so many times I find that people underestimate the value of the editing proces. It is not just an activity where you can adjust colors and apply filters. It is far from that! For me it is the last creative stage of the photography proces really. One does not happen without the other. And often it takes longer then taking the shot it self. It is just as with painting, it takes layers of paint applied in different stages and loads of patience.

When working on this photo I noticed an explosion appearing on my screen, with all kind of depth, motion, structure and warm tones in it! It came alive and showed me more the typical strong citrus flavour then the green original did. That is more like it I thought to myself, getting happy about this and decided to go down this path some more and ended up with the abstract view you see below of an explosion of lime…

Explosion of Lime

Classic or Abstract?
What do you think? Like the something different then the more ‘classic’ shots out there? Or is this too abstract of a lime representation? If you think I have gone mad, just tell me, would love to hear your feedback on it…

Oh yeah, before I forget! If you like my photography work from this project or the recent Urban Geometry or Animal Portraits one, then please do check out the shop on how to purchase your own print! Different sizes available for a limited print at very decent prices if I say so myself 🙂

Cheers,
Ansgar

#Closer&Closer week 5 – The Egg

The Egg

The entry for week 5 in the Closer & Closer project was a bit of a challenge to me. Just as last week I looked around the kitchen for every day / normal objects. Preferred to be round due to the round shadow play from last week with the apples I wanted to try photographing some more round shapes. And then I noticed a box of eggs sitting on the kitchen counter…

Ok. Got an object with round shapes to it and an other texture then the apple. So, that is decided. This week is going to be an egg. But, again that challenge, how to make it interesting? How to capture the character of the egg? A small feather was caught in the box before transporting it to the supermarket and an idea grew inside my head. But I needed some more of the feathers. So back to the supermarket and looking through some more boxes for feathers. People must have thought I was going crazy. The things I do for a photo…

After my mission was accomplished it was back into the photo studio with the egg and the collected little feathers. White background did not work so switching very quickly to black for a more dramatic feel to it. And wanting to photograph an egg standing is also a challenge can tell you that!  It took me some time and I played around with the lights to create the texture I was looking for, to make the egg stand out with its sharp shape but to also not loose the soft feeling of the feathers. Very pleased with the end result. What do you think?

Like my photography work from this project or the recent Urban Geometry or Animal Portraits? Then check out the shop on how to purchase your own print!

Cheers,
Ansgar

ZigZag

zigzag

Walking around the train station of Naarden Bussum my eye caught a corner showing a brick wall that was shaped in a zigzag. During the last year shooting photos for the #urbangeometry project I found loads of sites like this and walls became a thing for me to look more closely at because they sometimes can be a hiding place for great textures.

Just a few more days and the new project Closer and Closer will kick of and this week a new feature will be added to the site, so before we step into the new year please check in here again for the latest update! Great things just around the corner!

Have a creative day!
Cheers, Ansgar

 - Ansgar Artwork - Ansgar Speller - Urban Geometry - Photography project - 2016 - granite.jpg

Photo made in the Beeld & Geluid building in Hilversum on the Mediapark. The granite lines I found to be beautiful going together with the black and white look in photography. I need to try different black and white techniques more. Love it….

Cheers, Ansgar

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