Jan 3, 2013

Black and White Architecture Photography by Joel Tjintjelaar


Joel Tjinjelaar is a fine art photographer specializing in black and white long exposure photography. An IT Project Manager by trade, Joel studied criminal law but always dreamt of being an architect. Through photography, Joel has found a nice substitute for an unfulfilled dream.

Inspired by greats like Gehry and Calatrava, Joel wants to photograph all of the great architecture in the world. As for why he prefers black and white, Joel explains:

I love Black and White photography because with the removal of colour the essence of objects, situations, sceneries and people can become more visible. It’s up to you what you do with contrasts, light, shapes and lines to emphasize the essence, or what you see as the essence – no colours that will seduce the eye, only emotion that will capture the heart. If you do it right…
I don’t believe in SOOC (straight out of camera) shots. I believe in the artistic result and in the visualization of the artist of how he/she sees the world. A camera is just a piece of hardware with no mind, no soul, no artistry, just an object that records a situation, unbiased and emotionless. I’m not interested in the vision of a piece of hardware, I’m only interested in the vision of the artist with a mind and soul, who will alter the image to his reality. It’s the difference between photography and art.


Joel has become quite prolific on Flickr and you can also find him on his own site, bwvision.com where you can find an online storefront for fine art editions as well as information on his latest tutorials both in-person and via webinar.

[via F Stoppers]



Joel Tjintjelaar: Website | Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter



1. Empire State Building, New York City

NEW YORK CITY ESB 316 (video update)

Photograph by Joel Tjintjelaar



2. Erasmus Bridge, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Shape Of Light XIII



3. Shell-Haus, Berlin, Germany

The Shape of Light XI - The Shell Haus Berlin



4. Lloydkwartier, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Shape Of Light XII - Lloyds Quarter Rotterdam



5. Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Shape Of Light VIII

Photograph by Joel Tjintjelaar



6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tunnel Vision

Photograph by Joel Tjintjelaar



7. The Hoftoren, The Hague, Netherlands

Frozen Music IV



8. Rotterdam, Netherlands

Mind Tricks III

Photograph by Joel Tjintjelaar



Joel Portrait by RodSquare

Photograph by RodSquare




Joel Tjintjelaar: Website | Flickr | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter





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