B&WEuropeNudeBlack and white photography; Female nude by Peter Day

For the third year in a row Dutch art photographer Peter Day was being nominated last November for the Black and White Spider Awards in the category Nude.

For the third year in a row Dutch art photographer Peter Day was being nominated last November for the Black and White Spider Awards in the category Nude. “Peter Day’s “Hommage a Samuel van Hoogstraten 2″ and “Making Small Talk with Baudelaire 9” are exceptional images entered in the Nude category, represent black and white photography at its finest,” according to Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. A glance in a portfolio of constant quality.

Peter Day graduated in 1990 at what is currently known as the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. Ever since he earned his spurs in art photography, working with internationally renowned photographers as Erwin Olaf and Paul de Nooijer, exhibiting all over the world and receiving several awards and nominations.

Making small talk with Baudelaire 9

From the earliest pictures on Day’s work has revolved around the search for the intrinsic value of an image. “An image beholds a deeper meaning that goes beyond the subject portrayed”, states the artist. That extra layer is defined by visual elements like composition, angle, abstraction, light and more. “They make an image match up in our minds, often without us being aware of that. For example, when the light source comes from below we are inclined to find an image scary. White stands for good and black for bad. Image makers often make use of those universal principals. My key-fascination is dissecting images, up to the point where only the most defining element is left. I create my own image with it accordingly, as a sub-answer in that search for the intrinsic value.”

Using nudes as models is not randomly chosen. To Day it is the only solution to a difficult problem. As a photographer he is tied to having a subject. Unlike a painter who can create from his own imagination. “The issue with that is that any prop, even a piece of clothing, leads away from the intrinsic value.

 A pair of jeans for example appeals to a different association than a suit or a jogging suit. The naked body is the most free-standing visual element, without references that interfere with my search.”

Day’s latest work also emerges from this working method. A number of sub-series, inspired by creations of other artists in which he recognized that extra layer. Piece by piece Day brought their art works back to the framework where the intrinsic value is based upon.

His ‘Piëta’ after Masolino for example handles change of subject. Where ‘Ignuda’ after Michelangelo is about angle as well as about the fact that the nudes that Michelangelo painted in the Sistine Chapel were strictly meant as decoration and not concerning any content.

And after reading the essays on art by Charles Baudelaire which he wrote around 1850, Day started a visual dialogue between the two artists. The series ‘Making small talk with Baudelaire’ should be considered to be a conversation about art and how to perceive it.

The last series the photographer has been working on emerged from an encounter in the local museum of San Diego. “I was struck by a tiny painting of the 17th century Dutch painter Samuel van Hoogstraten. He divided his still life “Feigned Letter Rack With Writing Implements” into four parts by using three ribbons. Such an unusual way to approach an image! When you take a closer look in history, you will find that not many art

works are divided that way. I like the more extreme visual solutions best because they define the boundaries of what we generally find agreeable in an image.” This resulted in  a series of nudes captured in the composition. “More than I anticipated it brought my work to the next level. And I was glad and honoured that that was also recognized and appreciated by the jury of the Black and White Spider Awards.” [Official Website]
Peter Day_Hommage a Samuel van Hoogstraten_6 Peter Day_Hommage a Samuel van Hoogstraten_11_Marianne of Orange-Nassau 3 Peter Day_Hommage a Samuel van Hoogstraten_Marianne of Orange-Nassau 1 Peter Day_Ignuda_10 Peter Day_Ignuda_11 Peter Day_Ignuda_12 Making small talk with Baudelaire 11 Peter Day_Making small talk with Baudelaire_3 Peter Day_Piëta_1

2 comments

  • Susan de Witt

    Dec 5, 2013 at 16:35

    Incredible work, Peter — these are all amazing! Congratulations to you.

    Susan de Witt

  • Janssens serge

    Jan 4, 2014 at 00:34

    Très très beau travail ,artistiquement comme techniquement .La scolarisation apporte vraiment un plus à l’ensemble de la série . Mes félicitations Peter ! Serge Janssens

Comments are closed.

Magazine

CALL FOR ENTRIES

AN AMAZING PROMOTIONAL TOOL DESIGNED TO EXPOSE YOUR WORK WORLDWIDE

DEADLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 31, 2021

PHOTO: © JO LAUREN | UNITED KINGDOM | ISSUE 10
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Z.jpg

Simply Stunning Landscapes – Would you like to capture stunning landscapes every time you shoot… without having to travel far from home?

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Landscape-and-Nature-dPS-Photography-Course-300x250-1.jpg

Landscape & nature photography is one of the most challenging genres and disciplines to learn, and the costs of getting it wrong can be disappointing

300x250

With ON1 Photo RAW you get the professional photo editing tools every photographer needs to get professional results while keeping your workflow.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

PRINTED EDITION
Interview with Roger Ballen, One of the most influential photographic artists of the 21st century

DnaInterview with Roger Ballen, One of the most influential photographic artists of the 21st century

Roger Ballen was born in New York in 1950 but for over 30 years he has lived and worked in South Africa. His work as a geologist took him out into the countryside and led him to take up his camera and explore the hidden world of small South African towns.
Interview with Samuel Feron; Published in our printed edition #16

DnaEuropeInterview with Samuel Feron; Published in our printed edition #16

Samuel Feron has been photographing Nature for 2 decades, exploring remote and sparsely habited areas all over the world. He tries to go beyond what the eyes first see, assuming that Nature has secrets in itself.
Interview with Marco Cheli; Published in our printed edition #16

DnaEuropeInterview with Marco Cheli; Published in our printed edition #16

I think that Dodho provides a fantastic opportunity for those who want to be recognized by an informed public and by their peers. Seeing my work in the pages of Dodho, well, it is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me, and I have photography to thank for it.
Interview with Lys Arango; Published in our printed edition #16

DnaEuropeInterview with Lys Arango; Published in our printed edition #16

Time, dedication, and the right rhythm combined with a human approach make the work of Lys Arango one of the most truthful and inspiring photo testimonies of indigenous people.
Interview with France Leclerc; Published in our printed edition #16

AmericaDnaInterview with France Leclerc; Published in our printed edition #16

Canadian Travel photographer France Leclerc tries to find this commonness with joy showing sweet observation through fresh eyes to portray ethnic group communities the world seems to ignore.
Interview with Nikolina Petolas; Published in our printed edition #16

DnaEuropeInterview with Nikolina Petolas; Published in our printed edition #16

I work in several techniques, but what you are reffering to in ’Tale of the Blue Pear’ series  are mostly digital collages combined with digital painting. I also paint in traditional techniques but that is done on canvas or hard board.
Interview with Michele Punturieri; published in our print edition #15

DnaInterview with Michele Punturieri; published in our print edition #15

This work is somewhat impromptu because it has been carried out, so to speak, on the spot and at the moment. Street photography pure, trying to capture the most interesting moments and faces in the places I visited. 
Interview with Dimitri Weber; published in our print edition #15

DnaEuropeInterview with Dimitri Weber; published in our print edition #15

I like the colours on my pictures to pop a bit. To be as natural as possible, while catching the eyes of the people looking at my pictures. So, I enhance some of those colours during my editing process, mostly to give them a homogeneous look that suits my style.
TRENDING STORIES
Southern Province by Vassilis Konstantinou

EuropeShotSouthern Province by Vassilis Konstantinou

In the context of this wandering, the photographer direct his gaze and lens to things simultaneously familiar and unfamiliar, focusing on the intermediate zones between the past and the present
Slides : No Memory is Ever Alone by Catherine Panebianco

AmericaConceptSlides : No Memory is Ever Alone by Catherine Panebianco

No Memory is Ever Alone is a visual conversation between my dad and I. He used to bring out a box of slides that he photographed in his late teens and early 20s every Christmas and made us view them on an old projector on our living room wall telling the same stories every year.  
Certainty: The Creative Unpredictable by Anastasia Sofos

AmericaConceptCertainty: The Creative Unpredictable by Anastasia Sofos

Change in uncertain times as one seeks the creative pulse in what seems disarray: The Pandemic; an emotionality all can relate, to the tune of unity and sympathetic understanding and curious, creative leanings into the uncertainty.
The Life and Happenings around Blejoi Bridge by Andrei Baciu

B&WEuropeStoryThe Life and Happenings around Blejoi Bridge by Andrei Baciu

Wise men say that, at first look, that is, of someone completely entangled in the ferocious net of appearance, of the realm of flesh and dust, a stone is merely a stone.
Travel Photography; 1celand by Irene Tondelli

EuropeStoryTravel Photography; 1celand by Irene Tondelli

1celand is the first work taken during a solo trip by photographer and curator Irene Tondelli. Travelling in a small car and always sleeping in a tent, the photographer circumnavigated Iceland, trying to capture the contrasts between the small towns and the wide open spaces of Iceland.
A walk to Remember by Amit Paul

AsiaStoryA walk to Remember by Amit Paul

Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk is a movement for equal rights for people of diverse gender, expressions and sexual identities has seen some very contrasting developments in the past couple of years in India.
Home Wilson by Andrea Torrei

B&WEuropeStoryHome Wilson by Andrea Torrei

"The World’s Greatest Tobacco Market" says the title of a book, Wilson was indeed a prosperous trading center of tobacco, with a growing population employed and involved in different thriving activities, a vibrant and bustling downtown as old pictures recall, and a railroad connecting the small and wealthy town to the major cities of the east coast.
Inside Myanmar Monasteries by Irene Barlian

AsiaFeaturedStoryInside Myanmar Monasteries by Irene Barlian

Traditions still hold out in the Myanmar’s countryside which has so far been relatively untouched. Myanmar was often seen as among the world’s most isolated nations. Although they had eased it’s 15 years restrictions on tourism, the country remains to be ancient and pure.
Life after death by Edgaras Vaicikevicius

B&WEuropeStoryLife after death by Edgaras Vaicikevicius

After the death of a person remains only what he created during his lifetime. Trees also are born and die. However, only people can extend the natural life of the tree. When the arm of creator touches the tree, the tree is reviving.
FEATURED STORIES
Wildlife photography; Land of Giants by Will Burrard-Lucas

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedWildlife photography; Land of Giants by Will Burrard-Lucas

These photographs are part of a larger series documenting the elephants of Tsavo and the work of Tsavo Trust. The full series is published in a new book titled “Land of Giants”.
Under the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

AmericaB&WConceptFeaturedUnder the sign of the rat; Roger the Rat by Roger Ballen

Surreal, refined, disturbing: Roger Ballen has made a name for himself with his special eye for what is usually considered minor or outside, yet is nevertheless profound and touching.
Intimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

B&WBioEuropeFeaturedIntimate portraits of animals; Behind Glass by Anne Berry

Behind Glass is a collection of photographs made in monkey houses of small zoos throughout Europe. Anne Berry is recognized for her ability to create lyrical, intimate portraits of animals.
Fictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

ConceptEuropeFeaturedFictional narrative photography; Birth Undisturbed by Natalie Lennard

Birth Undisturbed is a fictional narrative photography series by Natalie Lennard, that brings scenes of natural childbirth into cinematic fine-art tableaux.
Japanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

AsiaFeaturedStoryJapanese Aquariums by George Nobechi

Japanese Aquariums is a journey into some of my oldest, most treasured childhood memories. Whenever I visited my grandparents in the small, northern Japanese city of Otaru, my grandfather, a high school teacher and an enormous influence in my life, would take me to the aquarium.
Greenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreenland; Stories from the Sea by Camille Michel

Greenland became politically independent from Denmark in 1979 and is slowly getting on the path to economic independency. The ‘ice country’ is currently facing the consequences of climate change.
Intimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

B&WEuropeFeaturedShotIntimate diary; Jazz Notes by Giuseppe Cardoni

It is a declaration of love by Giuseppe Cardoni, but also by an Italian region, Umbria, which has always hosted the most important jazz festivals and where the author took most of his photographs.
Guatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

EuropeFeaturedStoryGuatemala; Until the corn Grows Back by Lys Arango

Until the corn Grows Back; Lys Arango’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Criminal violence in Central America was something that happened very far away and that explained, according to the media, the gigantic caravans of migrants that from 2017 began to travel thousands of kilometres to reach the United States
Greatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

EuropeFeaturedStoryGreatest jockeys; Fortza Paris by Marco Cheli

Fortza Paris; Marco Cheli’s project was selected and published in our print edition 16. Over the years, until today there are many young Sardinians, specifically from Barbagia, who leave their island with the dream of becoming a jockey of the Palio di Siena.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/getty-images.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/black-eye.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Edelman-Gallery.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Medium.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Opiom.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Filter-Photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/head-on.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-independent.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/lagos-photo.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/gtb.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/IPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/in-focus.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/image-rights.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/riga.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/BGD.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/ICP.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Mifa.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/miami.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/viewbug.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/OFF.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/KLPA.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/rotterdam.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Photo-Nola.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/clampart.png
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/dripbook.png
OTHER STORIES
X
stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Issue #14 | September 2020
Current Issue
Vicky Martin
Ryotaro Horiuchi
Susanne Mildeelberg
Diego Bardone
Nicky Hamilton
Alain Schroeder
Printed on 80# matte paper 22x28cm | 100 Pages
Showroom
September 7 to October 31, 2020
Julia Fullerton-Batten
LOOKING OUT FROM WITHIN
Get in touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the form, or contact hello@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Photo by ©Ryotaro Horiuchi | Japan | Issue#14
CALL
FOR ENTRIES
Dodho Magazine is pleased to announce the new call for the photographers selection from all over the world that will be presented in an exceptional edition.
Are you ready?
Deadline: Monday, November 30, 2020
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
NEW!
FOLLOW US.
Subscribe now and get a free access to a curated list of resources.
Feel free to contact.
2017 (C) All rights reserved.
ghfd