Tanneke Petoom: Light Fantastic
If photography is all about light, then any photographer could do much worse than to study the work of Dutch photographer Tanneke Petoom. I’ve been following her feed on Instagram since I first joined and I freely admit I am utterly in awe of her mastery of light. What wouldn’t I give to watch her shooting.
Tanneke is one of the leading lights (ahem) of the Fotoblur community (which is worth a visit in itself) and contributor to the Fotoblur online magazine – http://www.fotoblur.com/
Her work is portrait-based but has a very unique tonal quality. Her most frequently used subjects are her daughters, but all are beautifully styled – high key, clean white light, flawless compexions and features, nordic/arian features, a confident but expressionless gaze…
Her daughter Isabelle especially is one of the most distinctive young “models” you will ever see. Simultaneously self-assured and cherubic, Isabelle is clearly a photographer’s dream. The confidence of her gaze is perhaps due to the obvious mother-daughter rapport but the results speak for themselves.
Quite simply, these are among the most exquisite portraits I have ever seen, timeless yet contemporary. See more at http://www.tannekephotography.nl/Tanneke_photography/Welkom.html