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The black and white photos of Joel Tjintjelaar

Joel Tjintjelaar loves black and white photography and you may be able to tell without reading any details on his bio.

In any case you should know that he has studied criminal law and has always dreamt of becoming an architect. He managed to partially fulfill his dream through photography though…

Inspired by Gehry and Calatrava, he wants to photograph all the great architecture in the world. As to why he prefers black and white, Joel Tjinjelaar explains:

I love Black and White photography because with the removal of colour the essence of objects, situations, sceneries and people can become more visible. It’s up to you what you do with contrasts, light, shapes and lines to emphasize the essence, or what you see as the essence – no colours that will seduce the eye, only emotion that will capture the heart. If you do it right…

I don’t believe in SOOC (straight out of camera) shots. I believe in the artistic result and in the visualization of the artist of how he/she sees the world. A camera is just a piece of hardware with no mind, no soul, no artistry, just an object that records a situation, unbiased and emotionless. I’m not interested in the vision of a piece of hardware, I’m only interested in the vision of the artist with a mind and soul, who will alter the image to his reality. It’s the difference between photography and art.

Enjoy the art.. it’s magnificent.

1. Empire State Building, New York City

1. Empire State Building, New York City

 

2. Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2. Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands

3. Shell-Haus, Berlin, Germany

4. Lloydkwartier, Rotterdam, Netherlands

4. Lloydkwartier, Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

5. Rotterdam, Netherlands

5. Rotterdam, Netherlands

6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

7. The Hoftoren, The Hague, Netherlands

7. The Hoftoren, The Hague, Netherlands

8. Rotterdam, Netherlands

8. Rotterdam, Netherlands

 

2 Comments

  • niki lyberis
    12 January 2013 at 00:24

    Oh so sorry for the misspelling! Your work is magnificent! Congratulations!

  • 11 January 2013 at 22:13

    Thanks for the feature! Appreciate it a lot. One thing though: my name is spelled incorrectly as ‘Tjinjelaar’ while it should be ‘Tjintjelaar’ with a second ‘T’ after the n. Nevertheless great article!

    Joel Tjintjelaar