An abandoned house in the west of Iceland on Snæfellsnes peninsula. A stream slowly flows to the sea. The soft grass emphasizes the raw truth of decay.
This artworks is offered by Hans Kool
Hey! Welcome to my shop at Werken aan de Muur . Due to my travels in Europe, I sometimes have the opportunity to create beautiful images. Dedigital Photography brings more creative possibilities such as panorama photography and increasing the dynamic range of a photo. I use the so-called Digital Darkroom to show the world how I think it should look and how I often experience the world. Software allows the dynamic range to be increased to show the beauty of the world around us. My passion for photography goes back to when I was young, I saved up for many months for my first camera, a Kodak Instamatic box, when I was 10 years old. After seeing the first results, I knew: this is it! Many cameras have passed the revue since that first one, the darkroom has given way to fast computers and although the camera I use now is much more advanced than that first little camera with its little red pushbutton, I realise that the technology is much less important than our eyes. Looking at a scene and knowing what and how you want to show it, that is what matters most. I also apply the art of omission in my work, so humans often have to pay the price and are not allowed in the images. Often, I also succeed in making the world just a little bit more beautiful than the sometimes so hard and ugly reality. I hope you like my work... If you have any questions, you can always contact me! Hans P. Kool