The Photomanipulations of Robbert van der Steeg

20 January 2011

Robbert van der Steeg is (above) a Dutch National who lives in Kenya and works for an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) in Somalia when security allows him. However, his interest in photo manipulation is what drew our attention to him. Often working with his wife as his subject, he has created a series of visually stunning images – thanks to his skill as both a photographer and IT user.

Paint
The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
Andre Malrauz, 1901-76

Eternal Clock
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen, 1935-

Rejuvenation
There's nothing that keeps its youth,
So far as I know, but a tree and truth.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Escher Hands
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

Puzzled

There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
Deepak Chopra, 1947-

Chessboard
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
Emo Philips, 1956-

Polaroid
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
Lily Tomlin, 1939-

When the moon breaks down
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 - 1519

Embraced by words..

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. They are engines of change, windows on the world, lighthouses erected in the sea of time.
Barbara W. Tuchman, 1912 - 1989

Please visit Robbert van der Steeg's photostream on Flickr for a lot more visually stimulating photomanipulations.


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