Marshes have a special appeal. Is it the calm water? The assumption that "the whole world" used to look like this, long ago? Or is it the many mysterious places among the reeds, where something may have been hiding?
In any case, what particularly attracts me is the pale light that often prevails through the mists, through the many light-colored grasses and reeds and through the large reflective surfaces.
Everything in a swamp seems thinner, fragile almost, untouchable….
At the same time, it is not difficult to feel part of the landscape. The silence absorbs you, the mists make you feel like you are floating above the water.
Below are three new works in my collections 'Flat Lands' and 'Digital Art'.
I made all three artworks by transforming photos that I made in the small and scenic nature reserve Overasseltse En Hatertse Vennen near the city of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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General info on these artworks
These are digital artworks, printed with high-quality ink on museum-quality cotton paper (Hahnemühle Photo Rag® 308gsm). The works come in a limited edition of 10, signed and with a certificate of authenticity.
For these digitally transformed fine art photography artworks, I start with one or more photographs made by myself. After editing it in multiple process runs and in several layers by color manipulation and adding and editing multiple digital photographic effects. The result is a surrealistic atmosphere that touches me and tells the story I want to tell.
The photograph(s) I begin with has/have an impressionistic, surrealistic or abstract realist style, which is the basis for all my work.
Digitally transformed fine art photography by © Jacob Berghoef