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Jean Paul Witteman, visual artist
A picture isn’t taken by a camera or a photographer, a picture is taken by both!
Hi there, I am
Jean Paul Witteman
My name is Jean Paul Witteman. I am 54 years of age and have been married to Linda for 20 years now. Together we have an 18 years daughter. As a high sensitive person, photographing is the ultimate method of awareness and to stand still and enjoy ‘the moment’. In addition, it is also a way for me to show the world from my point of view. I experience our capitalist society as madness. “When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence”! Therefore I am a great fan of the Brazilian Ricardo Semler. The philosophy of this man is more than inspiring. Working with each other on the condition of love, equality and respect. I have a strong urge to capture the raw side of society, which has to do with my tough childhood. Wanderers, homeless people, pouce & pimps, old people and poverty. However, these target groups are hard to capture. Street photography is a nice method, because it often tells the story of ‘real life’ without a filter. There is often also the unpolished and disarming contact. I love this and find it is very great to do.
“Each picture has a story for me, I would like to capture this story together with you”