- Michel Verhoef
About the Exhibition
Michel Verhoef solo exhibition
Dutch engineer and photographer, Michel Verhoef, has perfected a "hipshot" to capture poignant scenes from everyday life that might normally be lost to memory. Michel says, "I get my best results when shooting alone and when people are unaware of my camera."
Verhoef's hipshot technique involves holding his camera "at belly height", while releasing the shutter with the same hand. His extraordinary captures make up for the many unfocused images from a wide open lens.
People-watchers will enjoy Overheated.... Two senior citizens take shelter with their ice cream sundaes, in the shade. Its blue-green cast, dark, edge-contrasts, and focus on the couple's faces, allow us the pleasure of watching from the comfort of home.
With its film-noir influence, French drinks is compelling for its deep tones, selective focus on middle ground, and the action implied by its characters and the weather outside the café window. It all makes for a level of abstraction very pleasing to the eye.
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