Silver Winner

Extra Ordinary

Photographer

Molland Photography

Category

Fine Art Photography - Fine Art / Other

Company

Molland Photography

Submission Group

Professional

Year

2021

Country / Region

Netherlands

These image are part of series “Extra-Ordinary” which shows common objects combined in a creative way. With a twist or pun. In this case flowers or fruit becoming characters playing a role in a story. Marc Olthoff creates single frame narratives; tantalising fine-art images that capture the viewer’s attention for much more than a quick glance. The primary objective of his images is not to be aesthetically pleasing, but to touch the viewer and to trigger his/her imagination. The viewer is often placed in the position of a voyeur, witnessing a strange situation that was likely not meant to be seen. The images frequently show an incomplete story or an unexpected twist. When looking deeper, often there are references to persons or items outside of the frame and/or unexpected elements that trigger questions. The viewer is invited to think and wonder about what she/he is actually seeing; what it means and in the end complete the story with one’s own thoughts. The viewer’s creative process to ‘complete’ or ‘explain’ the story is an essential part of his work, and the images are set up in such a way that different viewers are likely to arrive at different explanations. For Marc, the biggest compliment is that someone in the comfort of his home (on the couch with a glass of wine) has a flash-back and reflects on one of his images.

Credits

Molland Photography
Marc Olthoff
Professional
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Category

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