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Artist's description:

This image is made with a homemade pinhole camera and an exposure time of 48 hour. Using the pinhole technique is one of the most authentic ways to record photographic images.
The technique is based on the principle of the camera obscura which is centuries old. Basically it is nothing more then a lightproof box with, in the middle of one side, a tiny little hole instead of a lens.
The light works its way through the pinhole right into the enclosed room and that is how at the opposite side of the pinhole an image appears which is upside down.
We can preserve the image by putting material which is sensitive to light at the side where the image shows up and develop it after exposure.

I made the image a few years ago in a natural area close to where I live. It's called Friescheveen which is a fairylike fen area with a lake, swamp forest and many reeds.

I spend hours looking for a place to put my camera up for 48 hours when I saw this scene. I focused on the two trees.
The white line is the path that the sun describes in the skye during a day. 

When I went to pick up my camera after 48 hours. It was on a sunday afternoon, a beautiful day in late spring. I took my son who was 4 years old at the time with me.

We parked the car and took a 20 minute walk to the place where I had put up the camera. 
I had fixed the camera to a tree with duct tape and I had put a little note on it asking people to not touch it.

When we arrived at the place there was a family just looking extensively at the camera. They were really kind people and we had a nice conversation there for about 10 minutes. Only to find out the next day that our children are going to the same school. Many nice conversations followed.

Then my son and I took the walk back to our car and ran into a couple with a bigger boy who obviously had Down syndrome. The boy saw my son who was still very little and instantly fell in love with him. He stood still in front of him, looked and then gave him this very big affectionate hug. My son was totally okay with it and just let it happen.

The other parents and myself were visibly touched by this unprejudiced and sudden bonding of these two boys.
Now a few years later, I still remember this scene vividly.

The next day I developed the negative and I was completely stunned by what I saw. 
The shape of a heart in the foliage, the trees in the middle which seem to embrace one another. 
Just a picture of a landscape but one which echoed the events of the previous day.

This print is a digital c-print which is a print that has been exposed using lasers or LED lights. After the exposure the paper is processed in photographic chemicals, pretty much like the old way.
The prints are produced with a Lambda Printer.
C-prints or lambda prints are known for their realistic appearance and their long-lasting colorfast.
The print is numbered, signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
I personally check the print for color, contrast and irregularities before shipping.

The print is dibond and acrylic glass mounted. The print is mounted on dibond which is a sandwich of aluminium board with polyethylene in between.
The front of the print is glued to the acrylic glass. The result is a completely flat mount of the image.

Materials used:

c-print on dibond, acrylic glass mounted

The echo of the landscape (2013)


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This artwork is sold by Corine Hörmann from Netherlands

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