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Forest dream by Nelleke Pieters

Crossing Borders by Dutch photographer Nelleke Pieters

Crossing Borders by Dutch photographer Nelleke Pieters

For a young and beautiful photographer from the Netherlands Nelleke Pieters photography is just a hobby. She is a big fan of trees and woods, where she has found the main inspiration for her art. Forest dream by Nelleke Pieters keeps its secrets and mystery, invisible even for photographer herself. Sometimes it is dark and Gothic, sometimes – a pure celebration of light, mystique forest full of colors and contrasts, it is always beautiful. Dutch photographer Nelleke Pieters doesn’t use Photoshop things into her photo, except adding contrasts, or darkening edges, etc.
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Pre-Raphaelites aesthetics of photographer Julia Margaret Cameron

Pomona - Roman goddess of gardens and fruit trees. 1872. Alice Liddell (1852–1934) - Lewis Carroll’s muse and frequent photographic model—posed for Cameron a dozen times in August and September 1872

Pomona – Roman goddess of gardens and fruit trees. 1872. Alice Liddell (1852–1934) – Lewis Carroll’s muse and frequent photographic model—posed for photographer Julia Margaret Cameron a dozen times in August and September 1872

English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron is considered one of the best photographers of the 19th century. With delicate aesthetic taste, she has created a lot of pictures of famous people blended an unorthodox technique, a deeply spiritual sensibility, and Pre-Raphaelite–inflected aesthetic. Her work has been almost two centuries remain the sample of Victorian portraitist. Photos of Julia Cameron feature a special spirituality, heroes on her pictures look romantic and dreamy. Her works are stylized traditional portraiture of the second half of the 19th century. Despite the fact that Julia Cameron was engaged in photoart for a short period of time, she was able to make significant progress and to master the skill. She first picked up a camera at age 48, and the next 11 years devoted to art. Her first work relates to 1863, but even today they can serve as a model for contemporary photographers.
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German fine art photographer Christine Ellger

Photoart by German fine art photographer Christine Ellger

Book fantasy. Photoart by German fine art photographer Christine Ellger

German fine art photographer Christine Ellger
According to Ellger, her passion for photography started 11 years ago as a hobby, and now has become a way of life. Having started with digital photography she successfully mastered all steps of processing the image. The amateur photographer Christine Ellger says: “My life has become interesting and exciting through this hobby. It makes me perceive the Beauty. All the time, often unconsciously, I am on the search for motifs. I hunt and collect beautiful pictures. For a good result the image is edited”.
Born in Germany in 1948, Christine studied management, then worked as a coordinator at the Saxon law information technology center in Dresden. Her interest in photography has become her main activity for the last 6 years. Christine Ellger travels the world, hunting out everything that comes into her vision and thus collecting beautiful photos.
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Painting and photoart by Anne Solfud

Painting and photoart by Anne Solfud

A koala in a boat. Fine Art Photographic Print by French photographer and artist. Painting and photoart by Anne Solfud

Painting and photo-art by Anne Solfud
French photographer and artist Anne Solfud is constantly trying through her images to catch the ephemeral beauty, to push the limit between photography and painting. In fact, photography for her is another way to see. Living in a very peaceful and beautiful place in France, all her photographs are just a testimony of her daily life, of the cycle of the seasons, and the passing of time. According to Anne Solfud, her favorite materials for her artwork – camera, paper, wood, stone, air, watercolor, rust, and pencils. “Maybe I can share these moments with you. All images are my own original Fine Art Photographic Prints”.
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Minimalism in nature

Minimalism in nature

Landscape with a sandy beach. Minimalism in nature

The term “minimalism” is usually used in art, where the elements or objects are reduced to minimal. Minimalistic images have a certain attractiveness, and even philosophical sense. Meanwhile, we can see minimalism everywhere – Minimal music, design, architectural, literary minimalism, and minimalism in photography. This set of beautiful photographs features minimalism in nature. In particular, drought, desert, flood, sky, iceberg, lonely tree, or a plant – all can be part of a minimalist landscape. Any object in the sky looks minimalistic – the moon, the sun, and the flying plane. Distant islands and lakes, endless steppes and sand dunes … just the time to stop hurrying – a moment of pure bliss of nature, nothing more. Nothing but peace.
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