Candid, honest and pure
Winner Audience Award DuPho. SO Award 2022
Eelco Wortman is a self-taught freelance documentary- and portrait photographer from The Netherlands. Influenced by traditional street- and film photography, he loves to work with (natural) light, color, shape and contrast. Occasionally a landscape photograph, sometimes a bit of abstraction, his main subject and fascination will always be people in their natural habitat. Eelco gets intrigued by the human condition and daily situations, often overlooked by most of us. His candid photographs have a strong focus on detail, mostly to be found in an urban environment. Eelco’s work can be described as real and a bit raw, sometimes emotional, but very true to himself and can be seen as a reflection of his own personality.
These images were made spontaneously during Eelco Wortman’s daily walks. In his own words, this series is a good reflection of his style. “Candid, honest and pure, with a fascination for being human. I saw that connection is something we need now perhaps more than ever.”
“They are unique compositions that we have not seen before in this way. They reflect in an abstract way what was going on in 2021 and merge into a complete story. They are beautifully captured moments that arose by accident and through which you feel the loneliness.”