Else Kramer

This week’s guest of the show is Else Kramer, who likes to define herself as a Renaissance woman, a photosopher, making the visible invisible, a coach to gifted women and a wearer of polka-dot dresses.

Here is how Else talks about herself on her website:

“I spend most of my day looking at the world in wonder, marvelling at all the amazing miracles to be seen.

And I’m very lucky that the past 10 years of my life have been centred around helping others do the same, through online projects, keynotes and live workshops.

I love using new technology to empower people to be more creative and better appreciate both their world and art.

I embraced smartphone photography when I got my first iPhone – the 3S. I believed (as I still do) that this was the start of a Visual Revolution, where everyone would be able to tell their own stories through images. I was the first person to give smartphone photography workshops in the Netherlands, and have run many online projects helping people see with fresh eyes using their smartphones since.”

With Else, we explored the intersection of photography and visual arts, especially painting, and looked at several examples of artists that we believe should be of inspiration to all photographers.

Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Links

Paintings

Here are some of the paintings that were mentioned in the interview. All images were taken from Wikipedia and are in the Public Domain.

Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus
Caravaggio, Supper at Emmaus
Caravaggio, The Calling of St. Matthew
Caravaggio, The Calling of St. Matthew
Caravaggio, The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Caravaggio, The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral
Claude Monet, Rouen Cathedral
Georges Seurat, Un dimanche après-midi à l'Île de la Grande Jatte
Georges Seurat, Un dimanche après-midi à l’Île de la Grande Jatte
Vincent Van Gogh, Two Crabs
Vincent Van Gogh, Two Crabs

TTIM 187 – Else Kramer, the Photosopher
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