No Place Like Home featured on Life Framer

My photo series about human (dis)connection with nature has been featured in the Life Framer Collection. In this on-going series I portray people that have been transplanted from their living room into nature landscapes.

The driving force behind this series is my frustration regarding how humans are (un)consciously ignoring the impact we have on our planet. We sweep our house clean, not (yet/anymore) realising we are all part of a bigger ecosystem. We currently have one planet. In order not to be overtaken by its limits1, we have to rethink our priorities.

Life Framer’s description of the Collection: “A virtual art space, dedicated to some of the talented photographers from our community, and updated on a weekly basis. Find out the stories behind some of our favourite images, and be inspired…”

Don’t forget to check out the features of other artists!


1. “Planetary boundaries” on Wikipedia

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1st Prize Fine Art Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

1st Prize Fine Art Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

1st Prize Fine Art Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris

A while ago I’ve submitted photos as student/non-professional to Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris. I’m excited to announce that I’ve received 5 gold medals and a silver medal, which makes me the overall 1st prize winner in the category Fine-Art with the series No Place Like Home! My gratitude goes to the jury and to the people that made the creation of these photographs possible!

The other five certificates

The other six certificates

View the series No Place Like Home here, with some additional background information.

Below you’ll find the official press release.

WINNER OF PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris
Wout Overkamp of Netherlands was Awarded First Prize in the PX3 2014 Competition.

Paris, France
Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) announces winners of PX3 2014 competition.

Wout Overkamp of Netherlands was Awarded: First Prize in category Fine Art for the entry entitled, ” No Place Like Home .” The jury selected PX3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

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My photos in NEW Dutch Photography Talent book 2013.

As you might know I was selected as one of the NEW Dutch Photography Talents 2013. Here I present the book featuring four of my photos. It counts 411 pages and contains photos of 100 upcoming photographers from the Netherlands.

Want to win a copy? At the end of this post you can find out how. My photos were selected from the series No Place Like Home’ and ‘A Day at the Beach’. This is work in progress, so expect to see updates about the series in the future.


Photos were selected from the series ‘No place like home’ and ‘A day at the beach’.

The launch party was in the GUP Gallery in Amsterdam. Crowded is an understatement! Photos of all the photographers were exhibited, but it was nearly impossible to walk, let alone seeing the photos. During the evening I’ve met a lot of nice people and when I went home satisfied, my backpack was a few books and kilograms heavier.


Win the NEW 2013 book

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Good luck!

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[Update: A post is online with some photos of the NEW Dutch Photography Talent Book 2013]

New Dutch Photography 2013 Wout Overkamp

New Dutch Photography Talent website

Last December I found a very nice e-mail in my inbox.
I’m selected as one of the NEW Dutch Photography Talents 2013!!
Four of my photos will be featured in the NEW 2013 book, which will be available worldwide. One of them you see above and the other three you’ll find out about soon!

There will be a launch party and exhibition in the GUP Gallery in Amsterdam on February 28th.

New Dutch Photography Talent is an initiative of the people behind GUP Magazine. New is a book, a catalogue, a style-guide featuring the best 100 emerging Dutch talents on an annual base. New is a platform bringing Dutch based talents to the attention of galleries, museums, agencies, media companies and institutions that work with imagery and design.

New is more! With its 420 pages it is the style Bible for art directors, curators, collectors, photography and design lovers, and fellow photographers and designers. With a print run of 2.500 copies, New makes sure the best emerging talents around will get the attention.

Covers New Dutch Photography Talent  2013

Covers New Dutch Photography Talent 2013

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No place like home

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home \ˈhōm\
1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
2. the place in which one’s domestic affections are centered.
3. an institution for the homeless, sick, etc.: a nursing home.
4. the dwelling place or retreat of an animal.

This photo is part of a series about something that has drawn my interest for a long time.
What this photoseries is about I will not yet reveal…
A few photos already in my portfolio will be part of this series.

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Every now and then, the cover of my facebook page will change and reveal something about an upcoming photo.

At last, thanks Juul for getting up early in the morning and standing on the ice in the freezing cold wind!!

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Karina Caputi in the Kapteyn Institute

Karina Caputi in the Kapteyn Institute

The Universiteitskrant Groningen will go digital very soon, but it doesn’t mean the end of paper. Once in a while a magazine will be published with the best stories from the website, and a little more. For the first edition: Karina Caputi.

Karina is an astronomer from Argentina. She works as a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Kapteyn Institute. ‘The farther the object the more fascinating!’

UK Magazine Januari 2013

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Eamon in the University server room

Eamon in the University server room.

For my monthly feature in Universiteitskrant Groningen I wander around in University buildings, looking for people whose job is often overlooked. The photo above you can find in the first issue of 2013, what happens to be the last printed edition. The Universiteitskrant decided to surf the wave of the digital age and future issues will be available digitally only.

Photographed is Eamon Nerbonne, software developer in the Donalds Smits Centre for Information Technology. He is working on the student- and study-informationsystem ‘Progress.NET’. In the background you see the servers on which ‘Progress’ is running. What you don’t see on the photo is the tremendous noise and heat coming from the computers!

Notice the differences and similarities with the previous photo for ‘Wout kijkt’. Over the past few decades our information systems have changed quite a bit.

UK1 (Wout kijkt: Eamon Nerbonne)

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