Posted on March 21, 2018
By Charlotte Parkin | Posted
This month On Landscape (a subscription based magazine dedicated to landscape photography) published an interview with me about my book project; Variations in Trees.
Charlotte Parkin (CP): In most photographers’ lives there are ‘epiphanic’ moments where things become clear, or new directions are formed. What were your two main moments and how did they change your photography?
Kristel Schneider (KS): In my younger years I travelled a lot to Asia and was fascinated by the people, their expressions, their colourful clothes, the environment they were living in and I loved the interaction with them.
My photography back then was mainly ‘street-photography’. This all changed when I started taking painting classes in, Amsterdam, my hometown. Unfortunately, I soon realised that I could not draw very well and let’s say I became an abstract painter very fast. The good thing about it was that it had a big influence on my photography; I started looking at other subjects, more in detail and I became drawn to structures and textures. Call it the seeding moment of my abstract photography.
READ MORE on the ONLANDSCAPE site https://www.onlandscape.co.uk/2018/03/interview-photographer-kristel-schneider/
Posted on March 4, 2018
(For in the agenda):
Happy to announce my New photography exhibition tour : With Trees – Avec l’Arbre
This year I will be at several photo festivals (France, Spain), to present work from my new book and others.
First festival is upcoming weekend, 10-11 March 2018, Salon Monts d’Or Photos in St. Didier, France.
Centre Laurent Bonnevay
23 rue du Castellard
Ouverture au public
Samedi 10 mars de 13h30 à 19h00
Dimanche 11 mars de 9h30 à 18h30
Hope to see you next weekend !
Posted on October 24, 2017
VARIATIONS IN TREES | LES VARIATIONS DE L’ ARBRES
( Available December 2017 |Disponible Décembre 2017)
– A photographic journey through uncommon compositions of an ordinary subject.
Trees, we often pass them by without even really seeing them –
– Une recherche photographique de compositions autour d’un sujet ordinnaire.
Une arbre qui nous est famillier et à côté duquel on passe sans même le remarquer –
“This book will take you in a graphical journey of subtle colors and structures, because Variations in Trees is a graphical search for the innermost impressions of the Auvergne trees. As you turn the pages, they will lead you in a dance that is both intimately photographic and deeply inspiring” –
“Ce livre va vous transporter au fil d’un voyage graphique fait de couleurs et de formes subtiles. Variations in Trees est une quête graphique des plus profondes impressions issues des arbres d’Auvergne. A mesure que vous tournerez ces pages, vous serez entraînés dans une danse intimement photogénique et d’une inspirante profondeur” –
Photographs & Texts: Kristel Schneider
Foreword: Heike Odermatt
Design : Duncan Baumbach, Creative Communications, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Translation: Fabienne Rousseau
Size: 26,5 cm – 24,5 cm
Pages: 68 + cover
Paper: Condat Perigort Matt. 170 g/m²
Printing house: Roelofs B.V., Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Edition : Hardcover
Texts: English and French
First published 2017
Posted on September 19, 2014
Posted on January 30, 2011
This morning it was all foggy and gray but this did not hold me from taking the car and drive to the forest. I was looking for some nice mist layers but ended up with some frozen bushes and trees. Because of the overcast weather the forest was full with different tints of gray light. I decided to take some movement shots. The moody atmosphere and different gray and brown tints of the forest worked out nicely.
For these kind of images you need trees that are skinny or have a nice shape. It is also important to look at the background and the sky because when you move your camera up or down these elements can have an impact on your image. Set your camera on a slow shutter speed so that you have some time to move your camera in the directions you like. Just take a couple of sample shots and then compose your composition.
All taken with 5Dmark II|EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM|F22| ND filter 4| hand-held