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Chinese Ink Drawing

PhotographerFrans van Hoogstraten
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

The Huangshan Pine is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature. A number of trees are celebrated on account of their age, grotesque shape or precipitously perched position, including 1,000-year-old specimens.

About Photographer

Our world is turbulent, noisy and full of distraction. With my photographs I try to provide silence, comfortable places of rest. When all goes quiet, the landscape shows its sublimity. Next to the expressed stillness and serenity, the work reveals estrangement. Despite the reality of natural configurations and actual weather elements, the outcome looks fairly imaginary. Most of the captured moments seem to have a notable timeless appearance, but the dimension of time has been pervading the landscape experience. Looming changes give rise to a sense of inconvenience. Dedicated to implement mental concepts in landscape photography, with respect to the nature of the landscape, I never use photoshop to create effects, aiming to support my ideas.