I use the medium of photography to tell my story in a single image. That's my challenge. My photography is not the exact representation of reality, but an image made up of photographic image elements. A painter can join painting, for example, keep a landscape observation. However, he has the ability to add or leave out key elements for the meaning or composition of the painting at its discretion. I find that very interesting and actually I do too. With an existing reality as the background I tell composing several pixels my story.
Every picture I as part of the overall picture use, I'm (almost always) specifically for just that one image. And whether I have to go to Goes, Nuenen, Amsterdam, Leeuwarden or Italy, I do not care. Authenticity is important to me. To me this means that the photographed image element must actually have a relationship with the story. Making my photo work is very labor intensive where a lot of research time in it. I would like to correct the story and the picture elements.
Identity, nature and history are recurring topics where my interest goes to.