A while ago, I was interviewed by Emily Gosling, for an article in Creative Review. Subject: silence, solitude and tranquility. And how I, as a photographer, contribute to this visual trend, that’s in the spotlight at Adobe Stock.
By the interview I was more or less forced to take a good look at my creative process. What is it I do exactly, what’s part of the process is conscious and what is more subconscious? And how can I visualize successful photo theme’s, ideas and concepts even better? Fun, informative and inspiring. I hope to be able to work with all of this on several locations in the French and Swiss Alps in the coming six month’s!
It’s really an honor to be in the contributor spotlight at Adobe Stock!
Adobe Stock spotlight about me:
Sander van der Werf is an outdoor enthusiast and landscape photographer whose images of the great outdoors inspires wanderlust and tranquility. As we explore the idea of Silence and Solitude and the importance of quietness for creatives, we spoke with Sander about what sparked his love for the outdoor and his career in stock photography.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
SW: Although I’m the son of a photographer, I never really got in photography until I went to Art Academy Minerva in Groningen. I studied illustration and took a photography class, as well. It wasn’t until much later that I started taking photography seriously. In 2005, I went on a long hike in Sarek, in Swedish Lapland, with two friends. It was an awesome trip and I took a lot of photos. Different outdoor magazines took an interest in the photos, and that was my entry into outdoor photography. And I’m still passionate about it until this very day!
Recently I was awarded the third prize with a photo quest on 500px: Seeking light in nature. I’m very happy with this great honor and the prize: I won an Olympus PEN F plus a a Profoto collapsible reflector sunsilver/white. The photo, left, was taken on Iceland during an awesome sunset on mountaintop Valahnùkur. It was on of the view moments we saw the sun during an almost three week trip on Iceland. The timing was great!
The photo I had submitted to the photo contest ‘Outdoor & Adventure’ of NatGeoFoto was declared winner by the jury! Wow, obviously I am happy with this prize and with the words of the expert jury! Aart Aarsbergen: ‘alles klopt aan dit beeld, de sterrenhemel, het verlichte tentje omlijst door het berglandschap. Het is een bijzonder sfeervol beeld, technisch in orde, met een evenwichtige compositie.’ Very nice to see this photo published National Geographic Magazine 9 (september 2016) and in the theme special ‘Outdoor & Adventure’ in National Geographic Traveler (expected 8 september 2016). NatGeoNL
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