The Clinic – Photo101 Rehab is an event for everyone who loves photography, and wants to join a community of like-minded people, who are also fun to connect with. All you need to bring is your passion. Just so you know, mine is to shoot portraits and street photography.
Some of you asked me if only photographers can join the Photo Rehab… Professionals, amateurs or just curious about photography, anyone is welcome. What are you waiting for? Check here how it works.
I found this gallery few weeks ago, when passing through an alleyway I had never been before in Amsterdam. Surprisingly, I found the street art, which I am sharing with you.
Students help artist to make art in tunnel
This is an art project in the bicycle / pedestrian tunnel leading to the Voormalig Stadstimmertuin. The artist Guda Koster in collaboration with students from the ROC Amsterdam, made several sculptures. Sculptures that referred to themes from everyday life: food, love, faith, nature, mythology. But they were also theatrical wigs which a relationship can be established with Royal Theatre Carré located just down the river Amstel. A world in which everything is magnified and actors transform themselves into someone else. Sculptures and mirrors. Photographer Hans Ligteringen captured the images and the prints made on plates were attached on the tunnel walls. Opposite the pictures hung mirrors so you can view them from all sides, just like in real life. If you walk or cycle past the mirrors and you look in the mirror you do not see your own face, but the mind of the person in the picture. This creates a beautiful reflection.
The art project for the bicycle / pedestrian tunnel is an initiative of the city’s central district administration. The underpass is used by pedestrians and cyclists / scooters and connects to the Amstel Wibautstraat.
Here is what ‘The Clinic Photo Rehab is:
This blog hosted ‘The Photo101 Rehab Clinic’ from 04 to 31 December 2014 and featured over 170 photos made by Photobloggers Andy Townend, Mara Eastern, Cardinal Guzman, DesleyJane, Justine, Amy, Teresa, Albert, Terri, Giving Thought, Ellen, Nalinki, Mariangeles, DwayCrafts, Lucy, Terri, Bampa’s Views, PeaceCrafting, Dreaming of Leaving and Project Easier.
As former patients informed me that the withdrawal symptoms remained active, and new patients recognized the same symptoms, The Clinic – Photo Rehab reopened its doors.
You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Passionately Curious, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”
How to join:
Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7 until the healing process ends.
Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.
Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.
Who can join: Anyone can join; and not only former Photo 101 bloggers. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.
Thanks for joining and enjoy it.
The Clinic – Photo Rehab
Here is the link to add your photos. Knock the wall… and click on the image below:
Even if you don’t want to join in, click above and appreciate the beautiful photos of the former and current participants. Go and check their wonderful blogs as well:
I’m also linking this post to the even Eclectic Corner of fabulous Justine at Eclecticoddsnsods portraying street life photography.