Wilco Dragt is an award winning fine art photographer, specialising in landscape photography. Wilco took up photography in the beginning of 2007. Starting out as a nature photographer he rather quickly focused on landscapes. From there on his interest steadily transformed towards fine art photography of landscapes, both natural and manmade.
His drive to photograph stems from a strong desire to express the beauty around us. This desire and his taste for elegance are the backbone for the development of his photographic interest and artistic style. His style can be characterized as a search for mood and simplicity, with a keen eye for light, lines and forms, and detail. By making use of low light conditions at the edges of the day, at dusk and dawn, he creates his atmospheric and elegant images.
In 2016 I travelled to Hokkaido in Japan. During the winter months this island is almost fully covered in a soft layer of snow, bringing wonderful opportunities for creating minimal and “silent” pictures. Influenced by the politeness of the Japanese people I encountered, I made an emotional inward journey. After a few frantic days to start with, I became very relaxed and comfortable with the conditions and the scenery. In this almost meditative state the images more or less presented themselves to me.
Love your landscape images. They have a sense of ‘being there’ which is rarely the case with black and white landscape photographs.