Gijs Wensma is a self-taught photographer with interests that lie in art, music, people, nature and everything that has to do with the high mountains. Here he shoots most of his work, it is his biggest source of inspiration.
The complexity is that what attracts him. The structure and the big difference in texture, from soft organic materials to bombproof granite. The difficult terrain to move through and the unfriendly nature for the existence of life. With photography he can further develop these landscapes into something that in his eyes has the right proportions, rhythm and are free from disruptive factors. The whole process from seeing an image' up to a final printed photo is very important, it is the search for structure within the mind.
His chosen equipment to work with matches this, lenses with a fixed focal length and only manual focus ensure that he can’t just point and shoot. Besides that, hidden symbolism and ambiguity in image and text are regularly reflected in his work.