For this assignment I went to C-Mine in Genk. This is a wonderful place to experience the Limburgish mining heritage. More recently Gijs Van Vaerenbergh – 2 Belgian architects – built an amazing piece of architectural art called “Labyrint” – which (obviously) means “labyrinth” in Dutch. I decided to combine these two elements to create something almost surreal.
The following pictures have nothing to do with the assignment but I do quite like them so here they are.
And finally, a picture of me trying to find my way out of this labyrinth…
Today I went to Hasselt to find a subject to photograph for the first real assignment – “Variations”. The goal of this exercise is to choose one subject and to make 10 exposures. This is easier said than done, after a few shots I started struggling, I couldn’t come up with new ways to photograph the same subject. This is exactly what the challenge is all about, challenging you to experiment and getting you out of your comfort zone. After all I think I came up with some interesting angles the cover Hasselt’s court of law.
A few days ago I stumbled upon the “The Art of Photography” channel on youtube. This is where I found a video on photo assignments. Ted Forbes (the guy behind this channel) states that the only way to improve your photography is to push yourself by challenging your skills. A few months ago he introduced photo assignments to his channel and I’ve decided to follow along.
In his introductory video for the assignments he also gives the first assignments, “Something you Love”. I’ve picked my dog – Maurice the french bulldog – as my subject. Ted also instructs to keep a photographer’s sketchbook. This is a book in which you’ll put all your pictures and it’s a way to be able to draw on your photos and comment on them.
Here’s the result of the initial assignment.