This might be a painful sight for classic car enthusiasts. Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and BMW just a few of the iconic names whose logos you would never expect to find on vehicles in such a pitiful state. But what might really shock you is that these unfortunate automobiles are not actually abandoned, and their owner is in fact a classic car lover and expert himself. In his early years he has raced with most of the cars and for dozens of years he has deliberately left these cars at the mercy of mother nature.
From January the 19th till 28 february my work will be shown in the charming gallery of Warnars en Warnars. The Cazino Constanta (Romania, inaugurated in 1910) is currently in renovation. The majestic lady lays at the charming promenade with her sea-shell shaped windows she is facing the Black Sea.
More photographs and also artworks from colleague artists will be shown when the exhibition runs. The exhibition is also featured in the January edition of the Kunstkrant.
Due to the Corona lockdown the gallery is only open by appointment!
In a 2-storey kitchen, the Steel Giant determines the look and feel. The origin of this renewed-building with old elements was built from an dilapidated factory in the center of Maastricht. A truly beautiful location.
As soon as the house is completed and decorated I will go back to shoot the final photos. Exciting!
The buildings of the Cathedral de Vino (Spain) were constructed between 1920 and 1922. The factory was a cooperative in the manufacture and sale of wine. In its heyday, local holders would bring their grapes to the winery and they'd use the communal fermenting and bottling plant to produce their own volumes of wine. They trampled the grapes to pulp with their bare feet in wooden tons. Big cast iron presses squeezed the juice out of the pulp.
The scale of these cylinders is absolutely massive, yet they are almost elegant and feminine. Due to large debt, bureaucratic neglect and disuse, the factory quickly became abandoned and forgotten. Listed as an architectural heritage site, this beautiful factory deserves to be preserved within the scenic and rolling hills of Spain.
This series is fantastic to display in restaurants or wine sellers. Salud!
Great to be on the road again and to shoot late in the evening or actually at night. And to behold the mystery of the natural earth in combination with the nearby industrial landscape. It is well reflected in this fascinating twilight zone. Enjoy!
Due to the pandemic, the cultural sector, like many others, is going through difficult times. Most art fairs have been canceled or have postponed their activities until 2021. Nevertheless, GUP Magazine and Haute Photographie are organizing the Fresh Eyes Photo Fair and we will be there!
Tickets: Unfortunately we have to ask everyone to buy a ticket online. There are no sales at the door. We hope for everyone's understanding.
As of now my work is on show by Gallery 2.0. Which is the first time in the charming gallery. It is a group show, together with Alex Timmermans and Dennis Rouvre. Come have a look. The monumental gallery is located close to Paleis Noordeinde. Please have a look at my Project 2.0 artist page.
For the 2nd. time on row Behance, the creative social worldwide)network has featured my series again. Go have a look at my Behance account en check all the very stimulating reactions. Thank you!
New additions to my ongoing photography series, "Industrial Landscapes".
Also my new A5, 35 pages counting brochure is available. Project 2.0 Gallery will gladly show you the collection. Please fill in the contact form or drop me an e-mail if you want your copy. Thanks in advance.
The “Industrial Landscapes” is a continuous photo series about the aesthetics between nature and industry. There is a contrasting beauty of our natural Earth and the abstract appearance of the noisy industry. We humans often pass these fascinating tranquil landscapes unnoticed. With patience and silence these spectacular scenes will unfold their true raw beauty.
My Industrial Landscapes box is now available for view at my Project 2.0 Gallery, www.project20.nl Also a limited fine art selection of my “Industrial Landscapes series” is combined in one exclusive box. And the box includes 1 print (60 x 48 cm including paper white) of your choice from the edition. The selected artwork is finished with a black wooden frame and protected with museum glass.
Check the link below for more information. Or send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Romenia there is a charming but desolate casino from the time of Ceaușescu. The casino is located on a cliff and surrounded by a beautiful promenade overlooking the sea. Both the interior and exterior show the remains of an turbulent and majestic history. There are so many details to enjoy: the beautiful refined shapes and structures and the subtleties of the color palette used. A true beauty and warp back in time!
In the latest edition of Monumentaal you can read an 8-page article about my exhibition in Museum aan het Vrijthof. With extensive information about the photographed locations. MONUMENTAAL is the only magazine in the Netherlands and Belgium about living, working and relaxing in a classical ambiance.
The magazine is published six times a year. Now available in magazine and book stores.
On June 22, around 4:30 PM, the time had come ... with months of preparation for the opening of "Manmade / no human". After the introduction of the museum director and a short speech by Jan Stel, the glass doors were opened.
Jan Stel Photography is proud to announce the exhibition, "Manmade / no Human" at the charming Museum aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht - NL. We will set up 2 floors and a total of 10 rooms with photography. The opening is 22 june! For a meet and greet please contact me by mail of phone ...
We hope to welcome you at this great show!
Printing time! The exhibition is starting to take shape. Preparing for the opening at the 22 th of June. The invitations are send, if I have forgotten someone please send me a p.m. Looking forwards ...
Black coal mountains look mysterious and breathtaking at night. What looks like a volcanic mountain found on some island in the sea, is actually the play of full moonlight reflecting on the hard shimmery particles of black coal. And a layer of white spray is applied by workers as a dust inhibitor, this gives the scene a snowy appearance that is partly visible on these industry-created mountains.
“Just before sunrise and sunset, the light is at its most beautiful. There is something magical about this short period of time. The cinematic feeling of industrial locations is what I capture. Their natural surroundings is where my eyes focus on.” - Jan Stel
Imagine standing in front of the rich detailled and 50 shades color pallet "Steel Giant 05 XXXL". This is a small test print made by America Digitaal Druk. The full 200 x 470 cm panoramic format will be exhibited in Museum aan het Vrijthof (Maastricht - NL).
When? Form 22 june till 15 september 2019. Want to stay informed? Sign in to the Newsletter ...
Save the date! In 2019, Museum aan het Vrijthof will be transformed into a photography only museum. Jan Stel Photography is proud to have been asked by the managing board to be the first to exhibit! The festive opening of the exhibition "Manmade / no Human" starts on 22 June 2019. We will set up 2 floors and a total of 12 rooms with photography. And also we're going to use recorded sounds from the photographed locations for an audiovisual experience.
More info will follow soon ...
From February 21th until Sunday 24th 2019 Art KARLSRUHE offers a wide variety of art, ranging from classical modern to contemporary art to around 50,000 expected visitors. More than 200 international galleries form 16 countries will present their artists. And for the first time on show, The Eduard Planting Gallery.
This Autumn the Eduard Planting Gallery is going to the AAF (Affordable Art Fair) in Battersea Park - London UK. Feiko Koster will run the show, which will be his first as the new owner of the highly rated gallery in Amsterdam. Come on over for a meet and greet and enjoy all the artwork and London herself off course. For art buyers or collectors we have free (special event) tickets for the AAF. Please send me a email.
Almost done! Only some small finishing to do ... After one week of hard working everything falls exactly together. Parking is possible in the garage of the hotel. Afterwards you can relax on the terras and have something to drink and eat.
The "Manmade / no human" exhibition is open till the 6th of September.