Interview with Rudy Ranke
#1 Please introduce yourself
My name is Rudy Ranke. I am a passionate fine art & travel photographer from the Netherlands.
As a fine art photographer I use long exposures technic’s in my work to draw out the essential elements of a scene. I’m
trying to find minimalistic compositions, clean lines and strong shapes.
As a travel photographer I’m seeking out and capturing the most beautiful and inspirational places all over the World.
#2 How did you get interested in photography?
Since I was a little boy my parents show me how beautiful the world is. They too me to the most special places and caught the moments in photo’s.
Nowadays is traveling and photography also my big passion.
#3 Do you have an artistic/photographic background?
I don’t have any photographic education. I’m a self-taught photographer.
#4 Which artist/photographer inspired your art?
I’ve discovered the work of David Burdeny in 2008. From that moment my interest in fine art photography.
I’m inspired by the work of David Burdeny, Josef Hoflehner, Michael Levin and Michael Kenna.
Jimmy Nelson is my inspiration for traveling photography.
#5 How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph?
I’m researching the locations by using Google Earth and the internet. It helps to identify places of special interest to win valuable time.
And I also keep an eye on the weather.
#6 Which places have been your favourite shooting sites so far and why?
Japan is definitely my favorite place I’ve been. It’s such an amazing and photogenic country and the people are so friendly. But Iceland, Tibet, South Africa and Paris are also great.
#7 What do you do in your life besides photography?
I’m working as a engineer, and have a great passion for travel.
#8 What future plans do you have? What projects would you like to accomplish?
I’ve still got many countries I would like to visit including, Myanmar, Patagonia, Namibia, Scotland…