Photography at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam – Dec 2012
Hello everybody. This is a batch of photos I took during a visit to the Rijksmuseum near Christmas. It was my first time taking photos of people at a museum, and I can unreservedly say that much more than looking at the paintings themselves I enjoyed looking at those who were looking at them. I never noticed it before, but there seems to be in the encounter with great art something which transforms the person, or simply brings a certain thing within her- or himself onto the surface – and it is immediately reflected on one’s face and in one’s eyes.
I had a lot of fun that day, and working just now on these photos I for the first time really started appreciating the OM-D (my new camera) – for the tonal richness, the fullness of each color and the smooth transition from one tone to another; to say nothing about the fact that ISO 800 on my old camera would have been rather bad in terms of digital noise.
Well, here they are, in random order:
Positioning II (also: Rembrandt on the wall – tribute to Suzanne Vega)
Among the Rembrandts
watching the Watch
That’s it. Hope you enjoyed! Till next time.