Artist: René Dissel
Hahnemühle Rag print, size: 36,5x250cm.
As a child René Dissel (1962) photographed everything with his plastic Kodak instamatic camera, especially airplanes at the nearby airbase. After a turbulent life as a musician he picked up the camera again and won a first price in landscape for National Geographic 2007. His early photographic work with film was shot in black and white. Influenced by photograpers like Irving Penn and many others. He attended a masterclass with the Dutch photomaster Maarten Corbijn.
in 2014 he made a book with fifty portraits in black and white “Ontmoetingen met Amersfoorters” withb analogue medium format cameras. Resulting in several exhibitions.
Since he uses digital cameras his output has changed more to colour. For some time he experimented with i.c.m. (intentional camera movement) combining different techniques like long exposures and multi exposures. Painting with the camera with the main goal to produce an image just in camera without post processing the images in Photoshop. And voila with his love for the sea, lakes and rivers he made a series of abstracts fine art images (see “Seascapes” on our website). His images breathe a sense of Zen, silent flowing spaces like meditations. Besides this experimental work he has always been making portraits, storytelling artworks, mostly in black and white.