Description Early morning. Wake up and what do I find on the table where an appetizing mango was waiting to be eaten in the breakfast? A lizard, a young rainforest green lizard licking my mangos pulp. I couldnt wait and took immediately a photo. The light was not special but the sight was spectacular so I made the shut. I did not expect the result to be so gorgeous. I like the composition of the different variants of green and yellow as well as the contrast between wilderness in the shape of the lizard and sedentarian human activities, here being the mango left on the table and the table itself, a man-made object.I will have to go back to The Seychelles to thank that little lizard that made this photo such an artistic one.
Dominique Landau, Alkmaar, Netherlands Member Since January 2007 Artist Statement My name is Dominique Landau. I was born in one of world’s melting pots and meeting points: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And although life, art and love brought me to distant places, for me Brazil has always been the place to be. As beauty has no frontiers, however, I’ve been living in other countries as well: Mexico, USA, Italy, China and, since 2003, The Netherlands. I was very lucky to grow up in an artistic environment. From my first childhood my mother, Myra Landau, a painter well-known in Latin America, taught me how to see the essence of things. I graduated in Visual Arts at San Carlos Academy, a department of the National Autonomous University of Mexico City. The last decades I have been active in various fields: photography, graphic design, silkscreen, stained glass, and glass scuptures. Beauty is the thing I love most. But not beauty for beauty’s sake alone. I feel that real beauty couldn’t exist without interior harmony. I try to express this feeling in my work. Photography has always been my passion. My first camera was a Nikkormat, passing then to a Nikon FM2. Now I work with a Nikon F5, but in this digital age I love also my Sony DCR-R1. I have been working as a freelance photographer for newspapers, magazines, and books. I had the privilege of exhibiting my Chinese pictures in the Dutch Central Bank in Amsterdam. With my glass assemblages I participated in the National Contest of Young Artists in Mexico, winning the first prize. In the Gallery 'Assemblages' you can visit my site www.dlandau-design.com and appreciate my glass work. I hope you will enjoy looking through my galleries. And if you can see their essence, you'll get to know me better...:) I would be very happy to have your commentary and support.