of Tony Helsloot and Liz Jones (October 2005)
to the project Worldphotolocations
(extract from the website)
the photographs in the Gallery section were taken by Tony Helsloot,
a Dutch photographer from Amsterdam. Tony has been working on
visual projects for the last 20 years or so. His photographs have
been published in magazines such as Melody Maker and Digital Camera
Magazine, and have appeared on several album covers. His slide
and video projections have been used in exhibitions and shows
for Hugo Boss, Lufthansa and Mitsubishi amongst others. His earlier
work included projecting his photographs during live performances
and making video clips for MTV broadcasting. More recently he
has made a series of nature films for the Ambient Collection.
Liz Jones is the writer and editor of the WPL site and together
they make up Isis Visuals.
Every time we visit a location the majority of our time is spent
searching for the most photogenic places, and the best points
from which to shoot them, and that's how the idea for World Photo
Locations came about. We thought it would be useful to other photographers
to find out this information before leaving home. We're hoping
that our findings will let you make the most of the opportunities,
help to improve your photographs, and perhaps lead you to places
you otherwise wouldn't have visited.
it an original way to present your photographs or is it open to
other photographers ?
we think it's an original way to present our work. Rather than
just showing our photographs, we thought it would be nice to give
something back to the photographic community in the form of location
information. Since recently we have also opened up the site to
other photographers who would like to share their experiences.
We already have a few Guest Location Reports on the site and hundreds
of links to some great Guest Galleries - a section we're particularly
for you, what is the place to go for a photographer ?
is a tough one. There are so many places for the photographer
to find inspiration. Maybe the best place is always the next place
as there you will find new opportunities and new scenes to capture.
what is your most original place to visit ?
of the most exciting and challenging projects we've done was the
Vegetarian Festival in Phuket, Thailand. Five days of body piercings
with the weirdest of objects sticking through the cheeks of devotees,
plus blade-walking, fire-walking and running through 10,000 firecrackers
certainly brought our photographic senses close to overload!
River, Laos: There was almost no light left, but the camera
picked up the last colours of the sun beautifully.
Monasterio de Piedra, Spain: An extraordinary place where
the grounds of the monastery are full of waterfalls.