Frans van Hoogstraten
1st Place - Outstanding Achievement
View above Xihai Grand Canyon
Biography: Our world is turbulent, noisy and full of distraction. In my profession as a GP, I notice how feelings of anxiety affect people’s daily lives. A lot of patients find it hard to control their worries, while stillness seems to be a basic human need. For me, nature and scenic beauty provide an important part of that want. As a passionated landscape photographer I find quietness by the wonder I experience there, along the paths, uphill, down by the sea. As a continuation I try to create some silence, comfortable places of rest, by extending this sense into my images.
“When I settle back,...