Frans van Hoogstraten
1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
"Chinese Ink Drawing"
The Huangshan Pine is a frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature
Biography: As a severely addicted amateur photographer I'm glad with every incidental moment packed with my camera. With my photography I try to provide places of rest, scenes of tranquility in this turbulent world. I just like to stop the time. Therefore touches of stillness and temporality frequently return in my images. I like to capture the contrast between solid and fragile or short-term natural structures and elements. Shape and composition are major components.