Two weeks ago I went to the Art-fair in Kasteel (Castle) Geldrop. Many very talented artists were present at this exhibition including Diana Bloemendal . The beautiful photographs of her project Stonehenge immediately drew my attention. Therefore it is my pleasure to introduce to you this Dutch photographer. Note: Diana was so kind to let me use her photographs in this post, please be so kind to respect the copyright note.
About Diana Bloemendal
Diana Bloemendal-Boshuizen (1957) and Elise Bloemendal (1989) have been photographing under the name Imadia since 2002. Since then both have built up an impressive portfolio of various subjects. Diana has a passion for photographing dance and concerts, horses and nature in the Netherlands and abroad. She has been photographing since 2004 for various media and clients in the Netherlands and abroad, and mainly works with Nikon full-frame cameras and lenses.
When we think of Stonehenge , we all at first think of England, myself as well. As said her photo’s caught my attention, not only because their beauty but also the title of the project made me curious where these photos might be taken.
As it turned out the photo’s are taken at the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam, Europoort. It is the name for the expansion project of the port of Rotterdam that is located west of the (first) Maasvlakte. With this new area of 2,000 hectares built in the sea, the port has become 20% larger. The construction started on 1 September 2008 and officially opened on 22 May 2013.
It is in this man-made area where Diana finds inspiration for her project Stonehenge. This artificially constructed beach fascinates her due to the contrasts between heavy industry and nature. In the shadow of the industrial mastodon, she searches for and finds the small in the surf of the North Sea and the sprayed-on sand. Shells, sea urchins, sea foam, sand, together they form Diana’s Stonehenge. Still images show the greatness of the small.
If you would like to see all the photographs of this project , please visit Diane’s website by clicking on the link provided Imadia Photography and take some time to browse around for there is much more of her beautiful work to see.
Note: All material in this post is copyright material of their author unless otherwise stated, no part may be used by any means without the written permission from their author.