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This week in Photo of the Week 154:

"Mind's eye"

photo of this weeks photo of the week
Photo: Maarten Zeehandelaar

Geef me vuur en ik zal ernaar kijken
hoe het voor me danst en zich uitslooft
hoe hij mij verwarmt
Speelt knettert en me zachtjes wiegt.

Geef me een bloem en ik zal eraan ruiken
De geur van zijn aardse bestaan
Hij vraagt me niets, maar staat heel sterk
op een kleine stengel in de wei

Geef me de lucht en ik zal er in vliegen.
Rondjes van geluk.
Ik zal met mijn armen wapperen, mijn benen zwieren en ik zal niet meer geloven
dat er grenzen bestaan.

Geef me een druppel en ik zal ervan drinken
ermee spelen in mijn mond.
Of ik zal ernaar kijken hoe hij glinstert,
als een diamant
in het licht van de zon.

Text: Elske Helmich

Give me fire and I will look at it
how it dances for me, shows off
how he warms me
Plays crackles, and cradles me

Give me a flower and I will smell it
The scent of his earthly existence
He doesn't ask me anything, but stands strong
on a tiny stem in the meadow

Give me the air and I will fly in it.
Circles of joy.
I will flap my arms, sway my legs, and will not believe
that boundaries exist

Give me a drop and I will drink from it
play with it in my mouth.
Or, I will look at it, how he glistens, like a diamond
in the light of the sun.

Translation: Peter-Jan Vermeij

Photo of the Week available as fine-art print

picture of this weeks photo of the week as fine-art print

A baker bakes bread, cookies and a carpenter builds houses or furniture. What is the photographer's product? A printed image. Whether in books, newspapers, magazines, family-albums or -as in this case- 'fine-art' print.

Fine-art printing has to do with choosing a kind of paper and a printing process that optimally and durably display a photograph. There exists a sheer endless range of possibilities: besides the cellulose-based classic 'photographic paper' (used in the example above) there are a large number of cotton-based papers and even bamboo and sugarcane-based papers to choose from, each with it's own color rendition, thickness and texture. And then we haven't even got into framing yet..

Would you like to know more about fine-art printing or own a photograph from Photo of the Week as a fine-art print? Contact me.

Red, 60cm x 40cm, matte, water resistant photographic paper (longevity approx. 75 years)
Blue, 60cm x 40cm, matte, water resistant photographic paper (longevity approx. 75 years)

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About the participants of the Photo of the Week


of the Week


..started by Maarten displaying his weekly photographic endeavors. It has grown since then into a platform for authors and photographers to colaborate in a search of what text and image are to each other.

website P.o.t.W.



-author/translator- a writing editor and a translating writer - with his contributions to Photo of the Week he is mainly trying to get a handle on what could be a writer's equivalent of the photographer's use of light.

website Peter-Jan




..graduated as a philosopher at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Due to various life altering choices he now lives in Rio de Janeiro working as a freelance photographer.

website Maarten




..graduated from the Performing Arts School in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and is now running workshops that use drama-based learning for teambuilding.

website Elske

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