I am proud to be part of the new Hasselblad Masters book 2016, vol.5 Inspire.
For me the biggest inspiration is light. The kind of light I encounter determines whether a photo will have the mood I’m looking for or not. I prefer a slightly foggy/misty morning with a little sunshine and diffuse light. It can be magical and dreamy, and that’s exactly what I’m looking for in my images. With ‘Inspiration’ as the theme of the Hasselblad Masters challenge this year I wanted to bring the viewer with me on a trip to the Speulder Woods in the Netherlands. The funny thing is that when I reached the heart of the forest I discovered a real shape of a heart carved out in living bark. It’s not my way of treating a majestic tree, but someone obviously thinks differently and they were inspired too, but in another way. With my images and my way of editing I hope to inspire people to go to the forests, revalue the woods and experience the wonder of something that has become too ordinary.
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The winning images will be displayed at exhibitions around the world and honored with a trophy presentation at the Photokina Fair in Cologne, Germany, in September 2016
Renowned Photographers in 10 categories show their most extraordinary images in topic including wildlife, landscape, wedding, and art.
In 2016, Hasselblad is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The leading medium format camera manufacturer has always stood for a love of photography, technical excellence, and creative vision, all in sync with the brand promise, ‘Create to inspire.’ The Hasselblad Masters is one of the world’s most prestigious professional photography competitions and gives acclaimed professionals, as well as aspiring newcomers, the chance to make their mark in the world of high-end photography. This years’ competition encouraged over 4,000 applicants to submit their work and the 10 winners were selected by an expert jury as well as the public, who were all asked to nominate their favorite images online. The selection criteria encompassed ambition, imagination, and photographic skill, and each winner and newly crowned ‘Hasselblad Master’ is then given the task of shooting for the book in-line with the theme of ‘inspire’. In addition to the established categories such as architecture, fashion, and portrait, street/urban photography was included in the competition for the first time.
See what the other winners created at Hasselblad.com