Amariliz Photography - Guido Van Dammeis creating Fine Art Photography
Donate $3 a month.
Have one fancy coffee less every month, but earn my eternal gratitude! I will put your generosity to good use and create new art!
As a reward you get to see my uncensored Instagram posts.
Join this tier for 12 months and receive one limited edition 8x10 inch print (of an edition of 50) of my "Bird of Paradise" image.
The image was captured on 4x5 film with the illustrious 75 year old Aero Ektar lens, carefully scanned and is printed on archival quality, 340 gsm, Baryta based inkjet paper with durable, high quality inks.
Prints are signed and numbered. A certificate of authenticity is also provided.
About Amariliz Photography - Guido Van Damme
I am Guido Van Damme, aka Amariliz Photography (°1972, Belgium), I am a portrait and fine art photographer with roots in documentary photography. The alias “Amariliz Photography” is basically a personal search for beauty in a chaotic world…
Most of my artistic portfolio is made on medium- and large format film. The limitations of using 4x5 sheet film presents a challenge. It slows down the process; I must think carefully about every frame, consider the composition carefully and direct my models before pressing the shutter. Whilst I restrict myself with regards to my tools and materials, I also allow myself to improvise and to collaborate with my subjects. I value my models input and allow them to be themselves, shaping their bodies into a strong, classic and balanced composition. The choice of black and white film adds a graphic simplicity to the images. My colour work is made with digital camera’s.
As a portrait photographer I am drawn to faces and eyes. Nude photography lets me add another dimension: skin and curves. I tend to find beauty in imperfection, retouching of my analog images is limited to dust and scratches. The models remain as they are: Beautiful in their own way. Although some of the images have a touch of sensuality, none of them are meant to be erotic in any way.
The cost of creating fine art photography can be high. Studio space has to be rented, models need to be payed and film has to be bought and processed.
Any contributions will be used for creating new work, pay models and building a new darkroom.
I will add more limited edition prints on this page over the next few weeks.
or drop me an email if you have any questions, requests or suggestions.