A husband, father, teacher, and amateur photographer trying to live the best possible life right where I am.

Hobbes: “Do you have an idea for your project yet?”
Calvin: “No, I’m waiting for inspiration. You can’t turn on creativity like a faucet. You have to be in the right mood.”
Hobbes: “What mood is that?”
Calvin: “Last-minute panic.”

A previous incarnation of this blog can be found here.

4 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hi Laurens. I would love to use your still life work as an example in class. I’m a graduate student in photography at Ohio University. I’m trying to find your bio somewhere but can’t seem to locate one. Would you mind if I used some of your photos to present in class and if not, could you direct me to your bio? Thanks, Sallie


    1. Hi, Sallie. Thanks for the interest in my photos. I don’t have a bio anywhere (because I am a hobbyist I don’t really think I am all that important in the photography world). I am in my mid-40s, happily married, father of a daughter and son, my profession is a teacher. This is my tenth year living in northwestern Ontario, Canada (last place of residence was Toronto). I started taking an interest in digital photography a number of years ago when my daughter was born. I just muddle through with my photography (I am self-taught). Is there anything else you would like to know? You may use my images, but only in the presentation (I sell some images exclusively through 500px.com). All the best on your project! Laurens.


      1. Thanks for your response! Of course I would only use your images for my short class presentation. How do you light your studio food stuff? Could you give just a basic overview? And what inspired you to shoot fruit? Is it seltzer water that makes the bubbles?


      2. I use natural light, sometimes with a reflector off to the side to fill in shadows. I could never get the hang of using off camera flash. The fruit became a personal project as a result of my first fruit image being published (an orange). The orange picture was part of a themed challenge on the colour orange. I just experimented with a very small aquarium and soda water. One of my other fruit images was published in National Geographic, of which I was surprised and honoured. My fifteen minutes of fame (haha!). Thanks for your interest. I hope your project and course work go well! All the best!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s