2 Cut Sunflowers at Van Gogh Museum

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Very proud that a print of my #tintype ‘2 Cut Sunflowers’ is to be seen @vangoghmuseum at the exhibition ‘Van Gogh and the Sunflowers’ till 01.09.2019. The exhibition begins with an inspiration wall: “From Gauguin to fashion and design: Van Gogh’s 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 continue to inspire worldwide”. I am in good company with #paulgauguin #davidhockney #gustavklimt #egonschiele #banksy #edvardmunch and others. The sunflowers I used were cut from the kitchen garden at the little church in #Zundert where his father Dorus was appointed parson for the village in 1849. Many significant events, including the Van Gogh children’s baptisms, took place in and around the church. The font used to baptise Vincent on 24 April 1853 is still inside. Little Vincent, his dead born brother is burried in the garden 30 march 1852. Vincent van Gogh had an aversion to photography. In September 1888 Van Gogh, living in #arles, received from his sister Wilhelmina, a photograph of their mother. In a letter to Theo, Vincent wrote: “I am doing a portrait of Mother for myself. I cannot stand the colorless photograph and am trying to do one in a harmony or color, as I see it in my memory. ” Letter 546 Vincent grew up in the days when the #wetplatecollodion technique was the most common way of photography. Inspired by his idea of photography, I choose subjects that he has written about, drawn or painted. #vangoghsunflowers #inspiredbyvangogh #vangoghmuseum #sunflowers🌻 Project "The Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh" #HdK👣👨🌻

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Winner of the Zilveren Camera category: Art, Culture and Entertainment (series)

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Very proud and honoured to be the winner of the Zilveren Camera category: Art, Culture and Entertainment (series) #zilcam2018 . The Zilveren Camera will be awarded by the king of the Netherlands on the 1st of February. . . 4 Portraits from "My Generation Dutch Photographers" with an analogue education #HdK✖️? Hans de Kort (1963) captured more than a hundred photographers on wet plates. All of them his peers who started with analogue photography. De Kort has returned to the origins of photography, wet plates. With this technique he goes back to the handicraft process, a logical continuation to the polaroid, which he has a preference for. With his 16”x20” technical camera he illuminates metal plates which are prepared with light sensitive collodion. He makes one or two plates from each portrait. ‘It’s fascinating to have everything under control from beginning to end; from mixing the chemicals to varnishing the plates. The unusually long exposure times requires absolute attention. This does not only apply to the photographer but also to the sitter. After the illumination of their plate the portrayed colleagues enter the dark room with de Kort, then they reminice about stories from the past. This creates a bond and is also what makes this series so special. The audience experiences this intimacy between the photographers in front of and behind the camera. The composition is as simple as possible, without any distractions. The focus is on the eyes. This requires great concentration and creativity. This way a fascinating game of light and dark is created. Hereby the portraits gain an unprecedented and impressive impact. Each portrait is unique, straight forward without any retouch. One of a Kind. . #zilverencamera #museumhilversum #portraitphotography #zilverencamera2018 #portretfotografie #portretfotograaf

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Shortlisted Zilveren Camera

Surprise, shortlisted for the Zilveren Camera #zilcam2018 : Art, Culture and Entertainment (single and…

Geplaatst door Hans de Kort op Zaterdag 12 januari 2019