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!

Footnotes

1. “Planetary boundaries” on Wikipedia

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NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT BOOK 2013

My photos in NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT BOOK 2013

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.

My photos in NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT BOOK 2013

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 COPY OF NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT BOOK 2013

Win the NEW 2013 book

How to win a copy of NEW 2013?

• Subscribe to the newsletter and receive the latest news in your mailbox.
OR
• Like my facebook page and tag yourself in the photo above.

Good luck!

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NEW DUTCH PHOTOGRAPHY TALENT 2013

[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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EXHIBITION AT MUSEUM GALLERY ROSMOLEN

The last days of Adam

The last days of Adam

I’m very pleased to announce an exhibition of my work in Museum Gallery “Rosmolen”.

The series “The last days of Adam” and “Idea” will be on display and have been featured last year at a satellite exhibition of the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival. The photos are produced in cooperation with Saskia Jeulink.

The exhibition will be on 8th and 9th September 2012. The location is quite unusual: an old horse mill founded in 1546. It is rebuilt in 1974 and is still working every now and then!

The museum is open from 11.00 – 17.00h and can be found at: Bovendorpsstraat 21, 7038CH, Zeddam.

Hope to see you there!

Update:
Some photos of the exhibition.

Rosmolen Exhibition Wout Overkamp

Rosmolen Exhibition Wout Overkamp

Rosmolen Exhibition Wout Overkamp

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EMERGING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER: JORIS VAN ALPHEN

Male barn owl photographed by Joris van Alphen

Male barn owl photographed by Joris van Alphen

It was a sunny afternoon, 15th of July 2011. A thrunk filled with camera gear, thermos with coffee and Booka Shade vibrating through the air. In a little blue car Joris and I are heading down the highway towards France. Goal: photographing a Barn Owl.

In the past we’ve made a photo about violence together and this time I joined Joris on his adventure to capture a Barn Owl in flight. A small look behind the scenes:

Where do you expect to find a Barn Owl? Exactamento. In a barn. Luckily Joris happened to know a barn in Autreppes. There was a small window in the barn through which the owl could enter and exit. If the owl was going to fly out that night we should be able to capture him on chip at that spot.

Camera was put on a tripod. Camera remote controller attached. Nice composition was made. Flashes were setup in softboxes and other diffusers. All LED lights on the flashes were taped, so it wouldn’t scare the owl. Test test test with the remote control. All set!

At dusk we settled in our secret hideout spot and waited for the owl; Joris with the remote control held firmly in his hands. And waited.. and waited…. and waited……. Staring at the window in the barn. Did I see something moving?? And waited.. and waited…
We decided to play some owl sounds to attract him. And waited.. and waited…

Everything happened in a split second. The moment we were about to give up, a bright white Barn Owl appeared, Joris quickly pressed the remote control and the camera was triggered! ……..a bit too early……. When we retreived the camera we saw that only a wing was captured…

Slightly disappointed, but exited I went to bed. Sure next time would do better!

The field station of Centro de Conservación Cetacea, Chili; photographed by Joris van Alphen

When you check out his website you’ll see Joris managed to capture the owl with infra-red triggers. He made a great photo series which secured his nomination for the National Geographic Emerging Nature Photographer Award. Which he has won after a final round in Burgers Bush!! Congrats Joris!

He has just returned from Chili to document a blue whale conservation project for the Dutch National Geographic Magazine, so keep an eye on his blog!

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NEW WEBSITE

After 5 years of posting photos on my photoblog, I felt the need for a different format. Something with quickly accessible portfolios and a more elaborated section where I can radiate my brainwaves into the universe; also called a blog by some individuals. I’m still in the process of updating my portfolios and personal information, but slowly by slowly I hope to reach a point of completion. Stay tuned!

My old photoblog won’t be updated anymore. If you are still interested in the photos I posted there between 2006 and 2011, it can be found here.

I’m very pleased with the comments received about the Noorderlicht exhibition and the current one in Doetinchem. The facebook page where I will post ‘behind the scenes’ material of the exhibited photos. Press that precious like button and get access to the awesome amazing ‘making of’ footage..!! ..in the future…somewhere a bit later than now…

Interview in the University Newspaper of Groningen (UK)

Photo by me in "UP" magazine

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EXIT NOORDERLICHT, ENTER GRUITPOORT

Noorderlicht exhibition Groningen

"Idea" Noorderlicht exhibition in Kunstencentrum Groningen

On september 11th 16.00 h, the temperature in the basement of the Kunstencentrum Groningen started to reach tropical levels. Not just because the subjects on the photographs displayed were so hot, but it was getting quite crowded as well. I really enjoyed the afternoon and would like to thank everybody who came to the opening (or checked out the exhibition later ofcourse). Some of the models were also present, which gave me the impression that some photos came to life (don’t know if this is a good sign though..).

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