Interview the Artist – Lars van de Goor
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Lars van de Goor and I live in the Netherlands,not to far from Amsterdam.
The town where i live is far from interesting, but within 15 minutes the most beautiful forests are at hand.
I live here with my daughter “13” and I have a son “18” who lives with his mother nearby.
What is your first memory of using a camera?
My whole live I have been a musician and only three years ago I bought my first camera. I always wanted too have one but at the end I always chose to buy a new instrument instead. And my first memory is actually not with the camera but without, I was cycling through Amsterdam and I saw a bouquet of flowers on the road, but totally flattened by a truck or so. It looked like a modern fossil, because it was slightly frozen. Those were the times I regret I did not have a camera.
Do you have any formal training?
What camera/s do you use?
Panasonic DMC FZ 50
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Do you manipulate or edit your photos digitally and how?
My composition are 99% genuine, the only editing I do is coloring and get rid of garbage,lanterns, things like that.
I work with PS CS4 and Aperture 2.0 for Mac.
What inspires you?
Really anything. If you take any square meter, there is always something interesting.
Do you think of yourself as having a photographic “style”? If so… what would it be?
I would call it dreamy.
Do you make your living with your photography?
Of all of your photographs, which is your favorite?
Who is your favorite photographer?
Henri Cartier Bresson. I recommend to watch this series on youtube:
The Impassioned Eye 1-10
Where can readers find your work online?
Do you have a specific subject or genre you prefer to shoot?
Trees, ancient forests.
What is the most enjoyable aspect of being behind the camera?
Standing at a place where you feel the magic and be there as long till something happens.
What I mean by that is, after a while you start to look in a different way…try it!
Are you connected to an online photographic community?
Some random questions here…
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite thing to have for breakfast?
Who would play you in a movie about yourself?
John Lithgow…I don’t look like him, he is much older, but I find the man fascinating.
What super power would you like to have? Why?
The power to be content with whatever is.
What do you do to relax?
Filling in forms, doing interviews :-),………..no kiddin’,.eeeeh walking in nature.
Lars Van De Goor Photography Art