“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
Marc Ribou

Me, myself(ie) & I

I am fascinated by the phenomenon of the selfie. We apparently only trust ourselves to take the most flattering self-portrait. Our surrounding is only the backdrop for our own narcissism. We travel around the world to capture ourselves with the world’s beauty just marginally in the background: we take up most of the picture. This is an ongoing project started in 2015.

New Project:
Celebrating 50
I was so much older then, I am younger than that now', (Bob Dylan). Approaching 50 I realize that to young people you are old, and to old people you are still young. It is like being at the airport: you are stationary, yet you feel like you are already on the move - a pleasant limbo - it liberates. One day you feel that you are still trying to be an adult, next day you realize that you know exactly who you are. You have amassed a certain amount of knowledge, yet you are learning every day. It is realizing that you are just not that important, but at the same time you know your own worth. Looking in the mirror you see your parents, but you feel younger than your children. It's the age of balance. The blog celebrates people who were exactly 50 years old at the time the portraits were taken.
Becca grows 2016

Every year we visit the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. In front of Piet Mondriaan’s last painting, the Victory Boogie Woogie, we measure how much Becca has grown in the last year. Starting in 2006, this year we will make our 10th trip. She is quite literally growing into the painting. After 10 years she regards it as ‘hers’.

My projects

About Anne Karine Lemstra

Photography for me is more than a hobby. It is my way to capture all I see and experience around me, whether it is the city I live in, the countries I visit or watching my daughter grow up. In my pictures I try to capture mostly the beauty to be found in small things. The world is enchanting, people surprise you every day just by being around.
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