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Fascinating series and photographs!
May I suggest to link the text to some of the threads opened by Gert? (I'm think of the photos in Tyrol, since they were posted this week).

I look forward to seeing more on your work on the forum!

Also I think the equipment is very relevant for the subjects you shoot, seeing for example your animal portraits with 85/1.4
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Great story Gert, well deserved recognition for great photos and storytelling.

I like both your physical as well as mental perspective in your photography.
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Great read Gert. I've enjoyed your images for many years, so it's nice to know the story about you, the man behind the camera. The story of you winning the Sony award is great, I can imagine the surprise - though it is a fantastic image. Somehow though the family portraits had slipped me by. I hadn't seen these before and I love them. So inventive and such a niche area to grow in.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gert van den Bosch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 September 2017 at 21:23
Thanks for the kind comments!
I like down to earth photography. :)
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Gert, it's nice to get some background information of your pictures. You love the countryside - and i think it's blowing fresh air into this forum.

An import part of the work is that it tells a story with a smile - with some fine humor in it too.

I'm always having a look at those pictures when we see your name - because we expect some surprise - and it's always bringing nature into our rooms.

I do hope we may enjoy your posts for many years to come.

You deserve a big thank you.
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Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Great story Gert, well deserved recognition for great photos and storytelling.

I like both your physical as well as mental perspective in your photography.


I have developed my way in and of photography because I can't make long walks. Urbex? Almost impossible. Nature photography? Also very hard to do without a lot of walking and waiting, and even worse....getting out of bed very early or even no sleep. That is a no go area for me. So I had to find something that was possible for me, and satisfying. Most people don't go flat out in the mud (even by accident manure sometimes) or field for the best possible picture with such big animals. But I do...and most farmers are used to it by now. I warn them in advance when visiting them for the first time. I am pleased and proud that I have so many adresses in the farmingworld. It are nearly 175. Most in the Netherlands, 15 in UK, a few in Germany, Belgium and recently two in Italy.    
I like down to earth photography. :)
 



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Originally posted by Tricky01 Tricky01 wrote:

Great read Gert. I've enjoyed your images for many years, so it's nice to know the story about you, the man behind the camera. The story of you winning the Sony award is great, I can imagine the surprise - though it is a fantastic image. Somehow though the family portraits had slipped me by. I hadn't seen these before and I love them. So inventive and such a niche area to grow in.


The family pictures are quite recent, though I have made the first 3 years ago. It is growing so to say. There is one major rule in this: Nothing is added by photoshop. Everything is truly there, lamps are light by power which I get through a lot of extension cables (over 250 metres if needed) and I have used a power generator once. I was too far from any regular powerconnection. I had to produce my own. I mostly explore first the site, the people an inventory of livestock, furniture, a plan... Up untill recently I had a very small car, but nowadays I drive a Van. That means I can take a lot with me.
This is made on location without a real plan before the shoot.

I have had 150 metres of extension cable with me, the standing lamp is mine, the tin on the right on the floor is mine, the table is mine. We took the rest out of the livingroom.

Edited by Gert van den Bosch - 23 September 2017 at 21:50
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gert van den Bosch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 October 2017 at 11:28
Originally posted by Winwalloe Winwalloe wrote:

Fascinating series and photographs!
May I suggest to link the text to some of the threads opened by Gert? (I'm think of the photos in Tyrol, since they were posted this week).

I look forward to seeing more on your work on the forum!

Also I think the equipment is very relevant for the subjects you shoot, seeing for example your animal portraits with 85/1.4


I have added a few last week
http://www.dyxum.com/DFORUM/italy-trip-additions-27-9_topic129739.html
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 October 2017 at 08:54
I a bit late on my part, but congratulations Gert on this recognition. I really admire the way you have taken your own path. (And done so very skillfully.)

PS: Great photos.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dogears Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 January 2018 at 09:24
Better late than never
And sorry I haven't read the story yet - promise I will later but I just have to say these are great shots!
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edit: Completed reading your wonderful story and followed you on FB :)

Edited by dogears - 24 January 2018 at 09:34
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Gert,
I've missed your OoU because I wasn't very active at that time.
I must say it is outstanding and very unique. I have never seen a skillful photographer who has portrayed farm animals and farm-life like you.
Your low angle is your #1 tool with animals. I often go low for that special perspective from which world looks very different. And for you animals whose eye level is below human of course you have to go low to catch that eye. But still you are willing to go even further to the ground or even in the mud to get that very special perspective from which even pig looks giant. This approach is what makes you - you and it is the reason your images are so special because we get to see the world from animal's point of view not human's.
Looking at image "Mudpool fun" who on earth wouldn't jump in together with them for a good soak?
Emotional ones like "The Wrinkled ones" really warms ones heart just by looking at the mother and her kids.
Pony on the other hand has great artistic value from my perspective.

Images with humans and animals together portray well our life together with each other, like that of "Farrier at work", Sheepshearing., C section...
Your creativity is also reflective in experimenting with 'creating' an image first with your mind by introducing yourself to Conceptual Photography. Very interesting and sometimes very funny setups work very well. But what is even more fascinating is the length that you are willing to go to achieve what you want to achieve in the scene.
All in all, I am very happy that you do what you do and I hope to see you sharing your images with us so we can enjoy in them and also learn something new.
I hope you will find your way to manage your health in the best possible way and to have many, many more great images of animals that obviously feel great in your presence.   

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Originally posted by dogears dogears wrote:

Better late than never
And sorry I haven't read the story yet - promise I will later but I just have to say these are great shots!
Congrats for being One of Us    

edit: Completed reading your wonderful story and followed you on FB :)


Thanks! You are very welcome on my FB. Please note that I have changed the privacy. I have had enough for defending myself for certain pictures. A follower doesn't see much anymore.
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Originally posted by svjetlana svjetlana wrote:

Gert,
I've missed your OoU because I wasn't very active at that time.
I must say it is outstanding and very unique. I have never seen a skillful photographer who has portrayed farm animals and farm-life like you.
Your low angle is your #1 tool with animals. I often go low for that special perspective from which world looks very different. And for you animals whose eye level is below human of course you have to go low to catch that eye. But still you are willing to go even further to the ground or even in the mud to get that very special perspective from which even pig looks giant. This approach is what makes you - you and it is the reason your images are so special because we get to see the world from animal's point of view not human's.
Looking at image "Mudpool fun" who on earth wouldn't jump in together with them for a good soak?
Emotional ones like "The Wrinkled ones" really warms ones heart just by looking at the mother and her kids.
Pony on the other hand has great artistic value from my perspective.

Images with humans and animals together portray well our life together with each other, like that of "Farrier at work", Sheepshearing., C section...
Your creativity is also reflective in experimenting with 'creating' an image first with your mind by introducing yourself to Conceptual Photography. Very interesting and sometimes very funny setups work very well. But what is even more fascinating is the length that you are willing to go to achieve what you want to achieve in the scene.
All in all, I am very happy that you do what you do and I hope to see you sharing your images with us so we can enjoy in them and also learn something new.
I hope you will find your way to manage your health in the best possible way and to have many, many more great images of animals that obviously feel great in your presence.   

Svjetlana


Thank you very much for your kind comment. It is very nice to read that the images that I take are interpreted as I had in mind. I wasn't very skillfull at the beginning. I have worked out the concept by my own, and in my own view. Much to my surprise, I am giving pro's a hard time when they accompany me when picturing animals. But....it is not only technique, it is also understanding animal behaviour. At the moment, I am following an English Bulldog family. I saw the mother to be, just 3 days before C section, the C section itself, and every week I go to picture mum and her litter. Seven adorable puppies. I will post a lot when it is finally ended. That will be less than 3weeks. I am also picturing on a large Vet's practice at the moment. I have only seen 5 out of 15 Vet's at this time, and I will continue. The farmers family project will have anothet go shortly as well, and right now the lamb season has started. I am also busy with planning a Scotland trip. So...never a dull moment!
I like down to earth photography. :)
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