Elmar Dam 51

Started in 2008 with photographing old, abandoned and dilapidated buildings. It is great to walk around in a building and to capture the characteristics, but you are limited in the shooting to what you find. I missed a lot creativity. That is why in 2011 I started working with models to create ideas and themes, but a fun posing model only is not enough for me. I find it the most beautiful when there is also something happening in my photo that generates questions and/or reactions with the Viewer: the so-called ‘ storytelling pictures’. The end result is the sum and, of course, is no coincidence. The ideas for my photos emerged with dreams or get the inspiration from events in my daily life. Working out, organize, putting together an enthusiastic team and collecting props or other objects requires a lot of time. Also the post processing takes a lot of time, it should all be perfect.But, it is al ways great to see that in the final result each piece of the puzzle falls into place.

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