, and my duty at #Urban-and-Rural
is to feature submitted artworks. Recently we decided to change the way we do it, and instead of themes & Featured folders, we decided to pick only one Member and make a little interview with them to get to know our members a little more and I'll feature amazing U&R photographers every second week!
First of all, thank you so much *BlauBeerKuchen
for taking time and let me interview you!
#1 When did you start taking Urban & Rural Photos?
Not sure, I guess it just evolved with time … I remember that, a few years ago, when I knew I had to leave my hometown for good, it got a new meaning for me.
#2 What kind of equipment do you own for taking photos?
Quite recently a Canon EOS rebel T3i, usually with a Tamron zoom lens, rarely a tripod, and – always in my pocket, a very lightweight, small Sony DSC-TX1. Quality vs flexibility: same old conflict.
#3 Do you have a favourite Urban & Rural Photographer here on deviantART?
To me, he has a unique way to show the exceptional in the ordinary,
the unobtrusive beauty hidden in everyday moments.
#4 What are your favourites from your own gallery and why?
1) :bigthumb271988048:A snapshot on a cold, rainy day in Amsterdam that, even years later, really holds the mood of the moment for me.
2) I like it for the special light. It shows how it was, not photoshopped.
3) :bigthumb289590765:Another snapshot. It was hot like crazy, and the sudden thunderstorm actually most welcome to the market goers. I'd like to be able to do more mood-capturing snapshots like this one.
4) Here I like the contrast between the dark, grim looking entrance to the tunnels, and the girl hurrying by in her light, white summer clothes.
#5 How or why did you start taking U&R related photos?
Well, it just happened ... I started with nature, landscape, weather, trees, water, etc, but soon I also saw interesting light, shadows, reflexions, colours or moods in civilization as well, not just in woods and meadows or by the sea. Often it is the combination or juxtaposition of structures and nature elements like rain, snow, sunlight, fog, foliage etc that I find appealing. Actually, U&R photography makes me see my urban environment in a different light, with more attention to the detail.
And now more amazing photos from the deviant!
Stay tuned for the next Volume on April 7th!