Karin De Winter and Jo Van Rossem - both born and based in Belgium, Antwerp region - are fine art nature inspired photographers, operating as a husband and wife team. They have always been avid travelers, and used photography to simply register and document their explorative trips, at the same time pursuing busy careers in medicine (Karin) and architecture (Jo).
However everything changed in 2007 while visiting Namibia for the first time, when they were blown away by its wildlife and unique natural landscapes. Self study and practice became the mainstay of their development as photographers from purely documenting to using this visual art as a creative tool for self-expression.
In 2019 Karin and Jo decided to leave behind the professional health care and architectural world, and concentrate on their photographic art. Creating compelling images that they hope will not leave people untouched is the main goal. Through their art they want to raise awareness and contribute to protection and conservation of our planet.
Their work is characterized by an evolution towards a crossing point between nature photography and abstract visual art. Textures, rhythms, colors and lines, landscapes large or small, close up or far away, are the cornerstone of their current work. Do not expect classic nature images. Their work represents a different way of seeing subjects in nature that can be alienating at times, but also wants to drive ones attention to what otherwise might remain unseen.
ON THE ROAD
Have a look behind the scenes and click here, for images of our travels on the road around the globe.
Canon EOS R5 & EOS 5DIV + Canon EF16-35 f/2.8L II, EF16-35 f/4 IS, EF24-105 f/4L IS, RF24-105 f/4L IS, EF100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II, EF50 f/1.4, EF100 f/2.8L IS, EF135 f/2.0L
Gitzo GK3542LS QR tripods & ballheads, Filters by Lee, Honl, B+W, Bags by GuraGear, Tenba & F-Stop
Lightroom Classic & Adobe PhotoShop CC, DxO Nik & Topaz Plugins
Eizo monitors, Dell PC's & laptops
2023 Het Andere Landschap - The Other Landscape (Solo Exhibition) | Nobody & Friends Art Gallery, Antwerp
2022 Summer Exhibition (Group Exhibition) | Nobody & Friends Art Gallery, Antwerp
2022 FamilieZaken (Group Exhibition) | Ruimte 34, Berchem, Belgium
2022 Earth (Group Exhibition) | Nobody & Friends Art Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2021 Transparencities by Karin De Winter | A Virtual Exhibition on Kunstmatrix
2020 Earthscapes (Solo Exhibition) | Instituut Verbeeten, Breda, the Netherlands
2019 Earthscapes (Solo Exhibition) | De Rosenobel, Antwerp, Belgium
2018 Faces (Solo Exhihibition) | De Rosenobel, Antwerp, Belgium
PUBLICATIONS PRINT & ONLINE
2022 On Landscape (4X4 Portfolios) 'Crazy River', May 14th 2022
2021 Schwarzweiss Magazin (feature in article) nr 140, Black & White Spider Awards Siegerbilder 2020
2021 Visual Wilderness (guest blog) 'An In-Depth Camera Lens Buying Guide for Wildlife Photography'
2020 International Color Awards Photographer of the Year Winners Collections Book vol 2
2019 Onderweg | On The Road (Talk) Lowland Photo Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2022 17th Annual B&W Spider Awards, Nominee with 'Into The Mist' Cat. Silhouettes
2022 17th Annual B&W Spider Awards, Nominee with 'Clash of the Titans', Cat. Wildlife
2022 15th International Color Awards, Nominee with 'Crazy River VII', Cat. Nature
2021 16th Annual B&W Spider Awards, Merit of Excellence, 2nd Place Cat. Aerial with 'Aquaculture - Seaweed'
2021 16th Annual B&W Spider Awards, Nominee with 'Basalt Bath Tub', 'Eye CU' and 'You Talking To Me ?'
2021 International Pano Awards, Silver for 'Aquaculture - Crabs', Open Awards Cat. Built Environment
2021 International Pano Awards, Bronze for 'Foursome', Open Awards Cat. Nature/Landscape
2021 Px3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Honorable Mention for 'The Bride To Be', Cat. Portraiture
2021 OneEyeland World's Top 10 Wildlife Photo Contest, Silver for 'Follow Me', Cat. Birds
2021 OneEyeland World's Top 10 Wildlife Photo Contest, Bronze for 'White On White', Cat. Black&White
2021 OneEyeland World's Top 10 Wildlife Photo Contest, Bronze for 'I Have A Dream', Cat. Black&White
2021 OneEyeland World's Top 10 Wildlife Photo Contest, Bronze for 'White On White', Cat. Animal Portraits
2021 OneEyeland World's Top 10 Wildlife Photo Contest, Bronze for 'Happy Days - I Love You Too, Daddy', Cat. Mammals
2021 OneEyeland World's Top 10 Wildlife Photo Contest, Finalist with 'Sleepy', 'Black Snub-nosed Monkey' and 'Starring The Swan'
2021 OneEyeland Belgium’s Top 10 Wildlife Photographer Rank Winner #1 - Jo Van Rossem
2021 OneEyeland World’s Top 10 Wildlife Photographer Rank Winner #10 - Jo Van Rossem
2021 14th International Color Awards, Honorable Mention for 'On Watch', Cat, Wildlife
2021 14th International Color Awards, Nominee with 'Côte d'Or Elephant', Cat. Wildlife
2020 15th Annual B&W Spider Awards, Outstanding Achievement, First Place Cat. Winner People with ‘Dassanech Girl Carrying Firewood’
2020 Px3 Prix de la Photographie de Paris, Silver for ‘Atchafalaya Autumn' Series
2020 15th Annual Black&White Spider Awards, Nominee with ‘Karo – At The Hairdresser’, Cat. People
2020 15th Annual Black&White Spider Awards, Nominee with 'Karo Boy', Cat. Portrait
2020 13th International Color Awards, Honorable Mention for ‘Happy Days – I Love You Too, Daddy’, Cat. Wildlife