Steichen Portraits

This series is based on a photograph taken by the great photographer Edward Steichen of famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This shoot was my first time shooting and subsequently developing 4×5 negatives. I found it a real learning experience with beautiful result.

Expired Experiment

I found this roll of film in my boss’ basement. I decided to shoot it one day to see if it would be any good.

Fuji Superia 100 120mm medium format film, Expired in July 1992. So I compensated 1 stop ISO (50)

This isn’t a bus, this is a metaphor.

 

When someone is sick, in a way that isn’t going to be solved quickly, people always rush to comfort and help this person. We bring them their favourite things, we take them to appointments, we do everything within our power to ease their suffering.

But there comes a time for most people that they have put in enough effort. That moment one realises that this person may never get better. Psychologically it can be very straining to deal with an illness, but also with an ill person.

Sadly a large percentage of people who are either terminally ill or have no prospects of their sickness ever going away, that experience the loss of friends more so than others. They are abandoned. Not  by any intention or anguish, its just the way it works in some cases.

 

The Invading Landscape

8 weeks ago I started on a documentary series about local farms dying out. This ended up turning into a landscape documentary exploring the invading modern ways of greenhouse farming and it’s slow creep towards the remaining local farms.

(Digital photographs.)

 

Black & White Architecture

I see architecture as an artform based around form. And a good, interesting building will hold up in its design when we strip away its colour.

 

Dusseldorf, Germany.

Medienhafen, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Medienhafen, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Westewagenhof, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Turfmarkt, The Hague, The Natherlands.

Ministry of Education, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Ministry of Education, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Joachim-Erwin-Platz, Dusseldorf, Germany. (Analog, Shot on Ilford Delta 400)

Central Station, The Hague, The Netherlands. (Analog, Shot on Ilford HP5)

Mamiya 645

 

There is no greater pleasure than to start working with a new tool. In this case I recently acquired a Mamiya 645 Pro TL, a medium format camera. It is quite a step up using one of these beasts.

 

All shot on Kodak Portra 400, 120 Colour film.

   

Clair Obscur

Light #1

Light #0

Light #4

Light #5

Light #6

Light #2

Light #3

Light #7

Light #8

Light #10

Light #11

Light #11

Light #13

Light #14

Light #9

This serie is a recently started, ongoing study into light. Hard, sunlight. Reminiscent of the old Dutch masters ‘Clair Obscur.’

The focus is the structure and texture that comes into focus with this type of light. I choose organic, as well as artificial fabrics and materials to carry the light and bring out it’s qualities, to make it feel tangible.

Ryan Hoogweg ©