Helvoort Fine Art
Nowadays I 'feel' when I have to make a photo with my wooden box camera when it comes to other entities or strong energies.
It started with goose bumps or a shiver and recently I noticed I feel it on top of my head (as if someone put a hand on my head).
Following my feeling I captured 'angels' and light-beings among others. Normally I don't see the 'things' before I print them.
I developed my own way of portraying the mystic power of nature or the universe with a wooden zone-plate camera. There are no digital
tricks involved; all these photos are shot on film (negatives).
This is one of my first power-nature photos. Beam of Light is a magic sun beam falling on the forest
ground. When you measure the white in the light beam it is over-exposed and there are no nuances.
When however you focus your eyes just before or after the print/canvas you will see (and feel) all
kind of shades. Even if you don't do this the positive energy which comes from this photo will
certainly overwhelm you.
This photo is the battle between good and bad called Faces. I was walking my dogs one morning and
got the strange feeling which I started to recognize lately. I run back to the summer house, left the dogs
and got my zone-plate camera. I took two photos of the little river with forest background (upside down)
both with exposure time of ca. 4-5 minutes (so any explanation of shadows etc is gone). The first
showed nothing strange,
normal stones in the river
and trees in the background.
The second photo on the other
hand, shows clearly at least
six faces in the water.
This magical photo is showing the sunlight coming between trees in the shape of an angel or Christ.
It is a very powerful photo with a lot of positive energy. Even on the forest ground are strange things
happening... One can wander off into this fairy-tail forest for hours.
During an autumn walk I shot the moving tree tops and let
nature paint it's own painting in this long exposure photo.
Quite clearly it showed three faces.
This reflection photo has this
dream effect which makes you
loose the feeling of time. I am
still discovering more and more
'angels' in it.
I love trees and this crooked old fellow draw my attention.
Again I did not see what was in it before printing.
During a walk in our forest I stepped into a little ruin. Nature
got quiet, no sounds at all. Goose bumps time again. I put my
camera facing up and only noticed after many days during an
exhibition this little angel-girl laughing at me.
This early morning photo of lake Vätern has strange after effects in the printed version. I haven't been
able to see the same effect on the computer screen. When looking at the print sometimes an dark
triangle appears in the middle of the photo. This was not there while taking the photo and doesn't show
itself all the time.
Also on daily walks I started to see things in stones, trees, water and clouds. With the help of some extra contrast or color I made them more visible so you can see what I mean.....