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 October 28, 2017
Happy to announce that my image ‘Berries’ was Highly Commended in Category Plants and Fungi at
GDT EUROPEAN WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2017
Next to the WPY (Wildlife Photographer of the Year (BBC) competition for me this is the second High standard Competition for Nature Photographers around.
The GDT’s focus is on innovative and creative images, that’s why I am very happy to get this Highly Commended for my ‘Berries’, a personal favorite.
This image is also published in my first book: Variations in Trees, that will be available early December 2017.
More information: here (webshop)
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 11, 2017
Happy to announce that I will be at Festival Pyrénéen de l’Image Nature, with my exhibition ‘Variations in Trees’.
This will be last time I will expose this expo, so if you have not seen it yet, or like to see it again, do not hesitate to come to Cauterets | France
and get the opportunity to buy the prints for a special festival price.
From 2018 on I will be on the road to show my new expo, With Trees. More information will follow soon.
More information about the festival:
Posted on January 27, 2017
Happy to be invited by Camera Natura to speak at their festival; Naturfotodagen in Västerås (near Stockholm). My lecture will be about my Variations in Trees photography ( more and other images then what I showed in Antwerp during Lowland festival in December 2016). Other speakers are Serkan Günes, Mats Andersson, Tore Hagman, Josefin nilsson, Magnus Nyman.
More info you can find here: http://www.trippus.se/eventus/userfiles/74957.pdf
Tickets info here: http://www.trippus.se/web/presentation/web.aspx…
Hope to see you in Sweden next week !
Posted on May 11, 2016
Happy that after traveling to Belgium, Denmark and many places in France my expo VARIATIONS IN TREES finally can be seen in Auvergne – Vic le Comte (63)
Hope to see you Auvergnats !
(I will attend the opening on May 16th 2016 at 18h in Vic le Comte, Halle du Jeu de Paume).
Posted on April 23, 2016