I am a dedicated teacher and practitioner.
Photography, I believe, is about everything else.
(So it's about everything else we must learn as opposed to introspective preoccupation with the medium itself)
Our perceptions can choose captures from the minute personal to the infinite.
Choice of themes is equally infinite
- from the picturesque that assuages us
to images composed of complex manifold visual messages unrestricted by notions of time, tense and scale.
My choices have consistently been the love of the picturesque,
clinical documentation - "freezing moments in time" and
layered messages aimed to prompt consideration beyond the known and accepted norms.
It's all driven by a mortality apprehension -
Who will we be as ancestors?
- to not simply vanish from life, but instead hopefully inspire some accelerated cognition into ongoing intellectual development -
a legacy of wisdom, tolerance and peace treading more softly on the planet.
Peter van der Veer's favorite photos from other Flickr members (6)
- garagenalia & collectibles 963 photos, 37 members
- News-Photojournalism-Australia 17,204 photos, 646 members
- Lovely Eyesore 20,756 photos, 16,549 members
- s h u t t R b u g _ s T r e e t 2,913 photos, 224 members
- Tasmania 11,151 photos, 1,344 members
- Tasmania Australia 16,849 photos, 568 members
- The Portrait Group 2,717,668 photos, 153,185 members
- Portraiture 862,709 photos, 32,334 members
- Dramatic Portraits - Post 1 Award 2 165,388 photos, 13,242 members
- Beautiful people...PORTRAITS OF HIGH QUALITY 7,737 photos, 382 members
- Mobile Cycling 214 photos, 9 members
- Pour l'amour des chats 11,150 photos, 606 members
- Natural Black Border 2,499 photos, 82 members
- Synagogues of the World 4,591 photos, 885 members
- Atheists who love (photographing) churches. 16,445 photos, 419 members
- Melbourne 162,269 photos, 7,396 members
- Ilford Film 12,561 photos, 693 members
- Port Fairy Folk Festival 205 photos, 21 members
- Tasmania, the Apple Isle. 17,713 photos, 703 members
- Hobart, Tasmania, Photographers 9,343 photos, 310 members
- Cloudporn 243,692 photos, 36,135 members
- KODAK TRI-X 400 Black and White" 29,816 photos, 2,143 members
- Zeiss 212,256 photos, 5,907 members
- Nikon Film Cameras 189,079 photos, 12,561 members
- Agfa Black & White 3,304 photos, 343 members
- "À la sauvette" (street candid photography in motion) 8,213 photos, 2,656 members
- Decisive Moments... Classics in B&W 15,608 photos, 3,785 members
- Decisive Moment (HCB Type images) 53 photos, 194 members
- Hasselblad Users Group 134,371 photos, 5,440 members
- Black and White 6,708,903 photos, 330,401 members
- Black and White Film 479,561 photos, 12,324 members
- Black & white portraits 351,400 photos, 31,985 members
- BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO HEAVEN! 846,340 photos, 22,994 members
- Buildings, Beautiful in Black and White 13,572 photos, 1,318 members
- The Full Frame 30,575 photos, 669 members
Peter van der Veer doesn't have any testimonials yet.
- Peter van der Veer
- March 2009
- Geelong, Australia
- Artist / Photographer
- vdv.peter [at] gmail.com