Interviewed on 06/01/2011 at 02:08PM

tell us a bit about you and where you are from?

My name is Piet Osefius and I'm an self-taught photographer living in The Hague, The Netherlands.

how and when did you get interested in photography?

I've always had an interest in photography, but it is only in recent years that I like to share my photos with a larger audience. Photography is all about light and shadow. The camera is just a tool, the eye of the photographer makes the difference.

what are two of your favorite photos that you have taken?

which photographers works do you like?

I’m inspired by the work of the old masters, like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassaï and Ansel Adams.

your favorite photobloggers that you follow?

I’m always interested in the work of other photographers. I have a very broad interest, here are some of my favorites.

what kind of equipment do you use?

I use a Nikon D80 DLSR and two high-end compact cameras, the Lumix LX3 and Ricoh GRD III.

do you have any formal training?

I have participated in a few workshops, but mostly I'm an self-taught photographer. I practice a lot, read many photo books and love to visit photo exhibitions.

do you use software to touch up photos? what do you use?

For post processing I mainly use Photoshop CS3 together with the great Nik Software plugins. I prefer to do just a little touch up. The main importance is the source, a well exposed photograph.

what kind of pictures do you love to take?

I love to take urban shots, especially in black and white.

what inspires you?

I’m always trying to find the beauty in the unusual. That could be anything, just look around.

where do you want to take your photography? publishing a book?

I like to do more thematic work, working something out.

what else would you like to tell us?

Always look at the work of other photographers, it’s all about “learning by seeing”.

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By Momentsandmore on 07/24/2011 at 12:25PM

Hé, nice to read this about you (an image (voice) from a few years ago) and find you here in this challenge. I picked up the camera again, with some hesitation. Ik like the last phrase of the interview: learning by seeing....thanks for sharing.