Featured Photography Portfolio – Jan Postma

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Jan Postma lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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3 of the last things that have inspired you

1. Watching David Lynch’s Twin Peaks for the first time

2. Reading Curzio Malaparte’s The Skin and some of J.M. Coetzee’s earlier works.

3. Buying a large format camera

3 things on your walls

I recently stripped my walls, before that there were, amongst other things:

1. A portrait of Tom Waits by Anton Corbijn,

2. A poem by Cavafy

3. Several photo’s from Shane Lavalette’s Lay Flat #1

3 things that you never get sick of

1. Reading classic novels and high quality journalism

2. Watching endless collections of photographs

3. Sundays

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3 artists who have influenced your development

Photography wise, apart from the obvious ones (Soth, Eggleston, Shore etc.):

1. Evelyn Hofer

2. Ed van der Elsken

3. A dozen or so flickr contacts whose work I often revisit

3 blogs that you follow

a rather random selection

1. http://www.them-thangs.com/

2. http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/

3. http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com

3 songs that everyone should listen to

these three people can actually listen to

1. Marvin Gaye – Come get to this

2. Max Berlin – Elle et Moi

3. Carrara – SOS Bandido

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3 things that you are looking forward to

1. Riding my bike on summer evenings

2. My first genuine attempt at a coherent body of work

3. Not being unemployed and flat broke (though I can’t see that far into the future)

3 words that describe your photographs

1. ephemeral

2. eventualities

3. personal

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http://www.janpostma.com

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