zoom photo - aubenas -france / une photo par jour - genève - Switzerland
About eric pijnaken
Born in Rotterdam during wartime in 1942. In my memory pictures of German soldiers marching on the bridge in front of our house. A German guard on a wooden stool in a tree of our garden behind the house. This formed the foundation for the way I later looked at the world, especially in regard to the authorities who mostly kill freedom and creativity.
In my youth I made a short movie about suffering, near the statue of Zadkine in the center of the bombed city of Rotterdam. Zadkine reduces the shapes to their most concise and telling form.
Since that time my photo works focus on the essential of what I see and the forces behind the phomenons. After a career as journalist I moved to the French county Ardèche. Several international awards and many exhibitions. My latest project has been "Dancing in the Emptiness", and I feel with this I reached the heart of my work.