My name is Raymond van der Zalm, born in 1985. Since a while I live in Breda, situated in North Brabant, a province of Holland. For a long time I'm inspired by the beauty of photography.
For me it is a challenge to enthusiasm and fascinate you with my art. But is photography art?
Well, a definition of art is “the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.” This means that art is the expression of human creative skill and imagination, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. Therefore I think we may conclude to say; photography = Art.
In the recent years I have been working mostly on Urbex photography; visiting abandoned places and photograph the story of these impressive objects. Travelling all around the world to show some hidden places which often aren’t accessible for many people. Decay, deserted and exploring are some well-known words that describe this scene.
Nowadays my focus is more on streetart, landscape, architecture and model photography. The variety makes it attractive for me. Learning new things, meeting new people and share each others knowledge is interesting, yes, very interesting!
Enough about me. I hope you will enjoy my piece of art. Please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
This collection contains my featured work. These images are selected as featured because the subject's identity and environment inform its narrative and because I like them so much.
In this section I have selected some of my finest art for you to enjoy. Part of these images are selected random from my collection, others are my latest work. My portfolio contains artwork of i.a. nature, star trails, urban exploration and sunrises.
“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams