April 11, 20242 Comments

Dying Light (3)

A special calm comes over the evening when the sun disappears behind the horizon and the light of the day slowly dies. Nature awaits the night, the trees lean against the darkening colors.
I love that intens, quiet moment of the day...

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March 28, 2024No Comments

Twilight Rain

Late in the evening after a sunny day. The sun is about to set, the world is waiting for the night to come. Dark rain clouds cover the sky over the lake, a rain shower passes by.

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March 8, 2024No Comments

Niloofar Mahafel representation

Niloofar Mahafel, an Iranian artist born in 1998, has been passionate about painting from a young age, holding her own exhibition at nine. She has refined her skills in various mediums and showcased her work at Tehran's Milad Tower. With a B.Sc. from Isfahan University and a focus on strong womanhood themes, Niloofar seeks international representation, and her art is available for purchase.

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November 3, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Drowning In Red

One last breath of the day,
glowing with autumn's melancholy,
drowns the evening in red

An intense sunset briefly colors the sky red in many shades. Soon after, it is dark, the day is over. A beautiful ode to autumn…

'Drowning In Red' is a new artwork in my collection 'Evening Falls'.

Drowning In Red - An intense sunset briefly colors the sky red in many shades. Soon after, it is dark, the day is over. A beautiful ode to autumn... - Abstract expressionistic fine art skyscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Drowning In Red

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, ask for a quote or contact me through a message.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

June 16, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Escape Into Darkness

The sun passes through a crystal sphere
A rainbow escapes into darkness

In front of a small window in the west facade of our house, hangs a beautifully cut crystal ball of about 5 centimeters (2 inches) in diameter.
And every sunny evening when the sun is low above the horizon and its rays pierce the sphere, a fascinating spectacle unfolds in our room. Dozens of tiny, elongated rainbows decorate the floor and walls as they slowly float along with the sun until it sets.
I'm in love with this play of colors and I can't get enough of looking at the rainbow patches up close.
And now I'm happy to let you enjoy them with me !

Escape Into Darkness - Abstract expressionistic experimental photography by Jacob Berghoef - A rainbow of light
Escape Into Darkness

Available as Limited Edition artwork and as open edition prints, prices starting at € 50 / US$ 60, ask for a quote or contact me for a price.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

February 24, 2021No Comments

Colors Drowning

Floating on water
The last light of the sunset
Colors Drowning

On a walk on the shore along the fjord where we live, the sun emerges from behind the clouds just before it sets. An enchanting display of winter colors, slowly drowning in the calm waters of the fjord.

'Colors Drowning' is a new artwork in my collection Evening Falls.

I made this photo during a walk on the borders of the Limfjord, North Jutland, Denmark.

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Colors Drowning - Abstract realistic fine art seascape photograph by Jacob Berghoef
Colors Drowning

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or visit this page.

February 11, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Winter Sunset (9)

Not quite a sunset yet, but close.
When the sun pierces through the cloud cover in winter, I have to take my chance. Too often the sun disappears behind a thick gray blanket immediately after briefly showing itself, only to show its face again the next day (or even a few days later). And if it also feels like the sun kisses the world before going to sleep, I have another good reason to quickly make a series of photos....

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Winter Sunset (9) - Abstract realistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Winter Sunset (9)

'Winter Sunset (9)' is a newly added photo to my collection 'Evening Falls'. I made it standing on the dunes, north of the town of Agger.

Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

February 6, 2021No Comments

A Crack In The Sky

Shattered daylight
The night is approaching
through a crack in the sky

Sunset on a clear winter day. The sky shatters like glass, to allow the night to enter this side of the earth.

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A Crack In The Sky - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
A Crack In The Sky

‘A Crack In The Sky’ is a new photo in my collection 'Evening Falls'. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.


ALL WE NEED IS LESS CONSUMING

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Take a look here.

February 3, 2021Comments are off for this post.

Burning Sunset (4)

In a burning sunset,
the last breath of the day
welcomes the night

A cold evening at the end of a heavily cloudy, gray winter day. Just before the sun sets, the clouds open up allowing the light for a brief but intense moment to say hello to the night.

Sunset over the North Sea, seen from the hamlet in North Jutland, Denmark, where I live.

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Burning Sunset (4) - Abstract realistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Burning Sunset (4)

‘Burning sunset (4)’ is a newly added photo to my collection 'Evening Falls'. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.


Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

December 12, 2020Comments are off for this post.

MJR Gallery: Duende

A duende is a fairy- or goblin-like mythological creature from Spanish, Portuguese and South American folklore. Duendes also have some traits similar to goblins and kobolds.

The Duendes are forest spirits. They help people who get lost in the forest, so that they will find their way home.
In time, the Duende is also the spirit of evocation. The physical and emotional response, elicited by art. So having the Duende is equivalent to that thrill that makes you smile or cry in front of a particularly expressive artistic performance.

I made 'Duende' with an old analog camera. It was the first impressionistic forestscape photo with that camera.
A sunny morning on a path in a forest, near the city of Nijmegen in The Netherlands. The sunlight seems to dance across the path. It moves quickly from tree to tree. As a spirit that keeps an eye on me to see if I'm doing okay.

Limited Edition prints in 6 sizes are available in my collection in the online art gallery MJRGallery.com

Duende - Impressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Duende

Duende - impressionistic forestscape photography - Visit MJR Gallery or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

December 1, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Nebulae

A bright white light? Eternal darkness?

It is my conviction that after our death our spirit, our soul, travels to its origin somewhere in the universe. Once arrived, our energy is reunited with the energy from which everything around us once originated.

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Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (4)

As we know from the beautiful photographs taken by the Hubble telescope, the energy visible to us in the universe consists of light from countless stars. This light illuminates enormous gas nebulae in many fascinating colors. This is how I like to see myself. As a very small colored particle of dust. After leaving this physical existence, this particle returns to such an infinitely large, multicolored cloud of gas and dust.

The way there is an enchanting journey through space. Alternating between silent darkness and clouds full of light, color and tranquilizing sounds. After that long, fascinating journey, we arrive at our designated spot in that infinite space.

Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (1)

In the project Nebulae I wanted to visualize that journey. That is how a series of abstract photographic artworks came into being. Made by transforming nine abstract realistic photographs of sunsets over the North Sea along the coast of the Thy region, North Jutland, Denmark.

The series ‘Nebulae’ will have its own, new collection on Saatchi Art. Limited and open edition prints are available there, or contact me for a quote.

As soon as one of the artworks has been added to my Saatchi Art portfolio, you will be able to visit the page of that artwork by clicking on the image.

Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (2)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (3)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (5)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (6)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (7)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (8)
Nebulae - Photographic art based on abstract realistic photographs made by Jacob Berghoef
Nebulae (9)

Nebulae - Abstract photographic art. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork pages or contact me for a quote.

Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on what we lose when we continue on the road of 'never enough'.

November 21, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Burning Sunset (3)

In a burning sunset,
the last breath of the day
welcomes the night

A cold evening at the end of a heavily cloudy, gray day. Just before the sun sets, the clouds open up allowing the light for a brief but intense moment to say hello to the night.

Sunset over the North Sea, seen from the hamlet in North Jutland, Denmark, where we live.

Burning Sunset (3) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography
Burning Sunset (3)

‘Burning sunset (3)’ is a newly added photo to my collection 'Evening Falls'. Prints are also available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 14, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Nordic Sunset (5)

A very cold winter afternoon, the sun almost sets. It is a bit cloudy, but clear. And clouds that veil the setting sun, provide the most beautiful colors when the sun goes down. A typical color palette for a Nordic sunset.

Sunset over the slightly frozen Limfjord, 7 years ago. We haven't had heavy frost and snow since that winter, here in North Jutland, Denmark…

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Nordic Sunset (5) - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography
Nordic Sunset (5)

'Nordic Sunset (5) is a new artwork in my collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 7, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Nordic Sunset (4)

A cold winter afternoon, the sun almost sets. It is foggy. And fog, like clouds, provide the most beautiful colors when the sun goes down. A typical color palette for a Nordic sunset.

Sunset over the slightly frozen Limfjord, 7 years ago. We haven't had heavy frost and snow since that winter, here in North Jutland…

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Nordic Sunset 4 - Abstract realistic fine art landscape photography.
Nordic Sunset 4

'Nordic Sunset (4)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 3, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Autumn Sunset (9)

The last autumn sunset artwork in this series. The wind is strong, clouds drift quickly along the sky, rushing to catch the last rays of light.

Sunset over the dunes along the North Sea and the bay Krik Vig, part of the Limfjord. I made this photo standing in the fields near the hamlet where I live.

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Autumn Sunset (9) - Abstract expressionistic fine art landscape photography by Jacob Berghoef
Autumn Sunset (9)

'Autumn Sunset (8)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

November 1, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (5): Bend Into The Night

Darkness falls,
the grass caresses the last light
and bends into the night.

The fifth and last photo in an abstract series of a sunset, using high grass as a filter for the bright light of the setting sun.

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Bend Into The Night - Abstract expressionistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
Bend Into The Night

'Shrouded (5): Bend Into The Night' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls'. Prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page or contact me for a quote.

October 23, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (4)

Darkness falls, grassy forms shatter into solar tears at the color-shrouded end of the day A new photo in an abstract series of a sunset, using high grass as a filter for the bright light of the setting sun. Text continues below the photo
Shrouded (4) - Abstract expressionistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
Shrouded (4)
'Shrouded (4)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page.

October 22, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (3)

While I was trying to photograph a sunset before the sun was completely below the horizon, I realized that the beauty of light is often determined by how it is filtered, veiled or scattered. Here on earth the light is always filtered by something. The atmosphere, clouds, a canopy, mist… In fact, all these 'filters' make the sunlight much more visible, even almost touchable… Shrouded (3) is a new photo in a small series of a sunset, photographed in my abstract realistic style through high grass. Text continues below the photo
Shrouded (3) - Abstract expressionistic fine art photography by Jacob Berghoef
Shrouded (3)
'Shrouded (3)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page.

October 15, 2020Comments are off for this post.

Shrouded (2)

Photographing a far too bright sunset two days ago, I suddenly realized that the beauty of light is often determined by how it is filtered, veiled or scattered. Here on earth the light is always filtered by something. The atmosphere, clouds, a canopy, mist… In fact, all these 'filters' make the sunlight much more visible, even almost touchable… Here is the second photo in a small series of a sunset, photographed in my abstract realistic style through high grass. Text continues below the photo
'Shrouded (2)' is a photo in the collection 'Evening Falls', prints are available in my portfolio at the artwork page.

October 14, 2020Comments are off for this post.

New Website

As of November 1st you can see my artworks on this new website!

The current website is a bit dated after 5 years, so it’s time for a new look. In a design made by my youngest son, I’ve been working hard the past few weeks to fill it with a selection of my work.
Not everything is ready yet, but I’d appreciate it if you take a look.
The current domain name jacobberghoef dot art remains in use and will also bring you on the new website from November 1st.

The photo: Autumn Sunset (6) - Golden Silence. Sunset above the North Sea, seen from where I live in Denmark.

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Autumn Sunset (6) - Golden Silence - Impressionistic fine art seascape photography by Jacob Berghoef

Autumn Sunset (6) is an impressionistic fine art seascape photo in the collection 'Evening Falls'.
Prints are available in my portfolio at Saatchi Art.

October 13, 2020No Comments

Shrouded (1)

When making this artwork, I questioned my love for light, contemplating whether it's the direct brightness or its filtered beauty that captivates. I experimented by using grass to soften the glare, produce the piece 'Shrouded (1),' and invite contemplation on nature's beauty.

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