Weekly theme Famous winnersPosted 7h ago
One would think that presenting a photo based on a theme called famous, could be quite a challange. Not so for the 1x photographers. The entries have been even more diverse than usual and have involved everything from naked cowboys to politicians and classic landmarks. The three winners, soon to be famous, are Piet Flour, Orkidea White and Holger Droste. Congratulations!
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Photographer of the week: Jimmy HoffmanPosted 2 days ago
This week, we will take a closer look at Jimmy Hoffman. The nature photographer, who's speciality is exacly just that; taking a closer look. His detailed macro photos have captivated viewers by the thousands. Thanks to Yvette Depaepe for conducting the interview. You will find more photos at the end of the article.
Briefly tell us about yourself, your hobbies and other jobs.
My name is Jimmy Hoffman. I'm single, 53 years old, dutchborn and nowadays living in Spain. I love the natural world, photography, traveling, music and art. I´m a professional artist, specialized in wood and linoleum printing.
In my images, I try to draw the viewer into another world where art, esthetics, technique and humor meet.
My father was an amateur photographer who liked to capture plants and animals on film. He was a hobby diver and enjoyed especially underwater photography. He had a number of nature books with beautiful and colorful pictures. By viewing those pictures, my interest in photography was aroused.
Since my childhood I have been fascinated by nature and especially the insect world. Why? I don´t know. Apparently it's in my genes. It is a more or less hidden world of wonderful, tiny creatures that I want to make visible.
For me the story is more important, but the technical flaws should not detract from it too much.
To me it´s a joy to observe insects and their natural behaviour like development, courtship and so on and trying to capture it in a picture. Every time it´s a wonder to me when I witness, for example, a butterfly emerging from its pupa or a larva hatching from an egg.
The nature and macro photographers from Indonesia are my favorites. Their use of color, light and composition are a big inspiration source to me. But, of course, I also can learn a lot from photographers with other subject matter here on 1X.
I just want to keep improving my skills and trying to develop my own unique style.
A big thank you to 1X for giving me the opportunity to showcase my work.