/ 2020 / Fine Art / Landscape
'In solitude' is about trees in their purest and most fragile form, free from external distractions and disconnected from its surroundings. It's a visualization of the solitude I often desire and seek for. Because even in the coldest of days, they radiate a feeling of warmth and comfort. And you know they're always there.
I believe trees have an inherent power to convey emotions. And it's up to us to perceive and relate to them. They can make us feel sad, make us smile or give us hope. They are the most natural of things. Trees don't judge. Neither do they deceive.
Niels' love for nature translates itself in his photography. He tries to find the perfect balance between reality and perception by combining long exposure and black and white photography. Niels wants to draw the attention of the viewer by showing the essence of the world around us. He is always trying to capture minimal and elegant subjects presented in an often intriguing atmosphere. His style is characterized by his keen eye for detail and composition, the use of soft light and focus on lines and conspicuous shapes.
Awards September 2018, Awarded with an Honourable Mention in the International Photo Awards
January 2018, Awarded with two Hounourable Mentions in the Monochrome awards
December 2017, Awarded 1st place in the Digifoto Pro landscape photo contest
October 2017, Ranked top 70 in the CEWE "Our World Is Beautiful" photo contest My photograph "Defined" was selected out of 188.000 submissions.
September 2017, Awarded with an Honourable Mention in the International Photo Awards
June 2017, Awarded Gold in the Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA)