Earth Wind & Fire

I’m always experimenting with new photo-processing techniques from Black & White reduction to in-drawings/paintings to the application of (own) textures and whatever. In our Private Gallery Napier I show visitors individual examples of each technique.

In my imaginaries I combine the different techniques. The triptych ‘Earth Wind & Fire’ is a good example of it. Coming weekend, 16-18 November, this work (next to many landscapes) will be on display during the Greyton Art Walk in Greyton, South Africa; a 90 minutes rural drive from Cape Town.

Earth, Wind and Fire

“Creativity…involves the power to originate, to break away from the existing ways of looking at things, to move freely in the realm of the imagination, to create and recreate worlds fully in one’s mind-while supervising all this with a critical inner eye.”
— Oliver Sacks

It’s very elemental.

It’s strange …

Funny …. On my Instagram (@hermanvanbon) I recently received a comment on this picture of Napier.
It’s from a photographer …: “…. Strange … there are only green fields today …. yesterday must have been different …. how do you manage to get the flowers to open just for you …. ?….”
My answer: “Just be at the right time in the right place. Means being patient. Oh … and the right in-camera settings. As easy as that. Landscape photography has, I guess, a slightly different approach that wildlife photography”.
Different photography disciplines each have their own approach plus much depends also on the creativity (etc.) of the photographer … I just wonder … is there some jealousy going on? I hope not…
And than I question myself: ‘Should I have responded?’
Photo below: flowering canola field