About

Le laid peut être beau ; le joli, jamais.
The ugly can be beautiful, the pretty never can.
Paul Gauguin –

Photography, for me, is escapism. When I look through my camera, I see what I want to see and forget about the world around for a moment. I’m in a happy bubble, another reality I create for myself and like to get lost into. By sharing my photos, I hope to give others a moment of escapism.

I am interested in textures, patterns, contrasts and things that I find visually striking. I am not interested in showing what the object actually is; I focus on the aesthetic and the form. Hence my pictures tend to be abstract.

There isn’t one unique way of looking at my photos; they are open to interpretation. I am sometimes asked, “what is this a photo of?”. The answer is irrelevant. It can be anything you like; whatever you see in the photo is valid. In fact, I love to hear what people see in my pictures, what they trigger in their minds. I do not wish to pin things down. The point – if there is one – is not to define, limit and restrict, but to spark the imagination, to open the doors of the mind.

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I have a background in fine art and film photography, with an interest in minimalism, urbex and architecture. My photos are very rarely edited as I prefer playing with the camera to playing with the computer.

While I am happy for my photos to be “borrowed” for personal use, please have the courtesy to credit the source with a link to this blog/website. Thank you.

Karine

14 thoughts on “About

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog and commenting and being my 200th follower! Looks like we sometimes shoot similar things so I will reciprocate and add you to my list of blogs I follow.

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    1. I do love that quote. This was the topic for an art history / theory exam in high school. We had to comment on it. It struck such a chord with me, it’s never left me.

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