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Gorgeous photos. I currently work resettling refugees from Eritrea and am thrilled to see a different side of the country. Beautiful and touching.
Beautiful photos. I really enjoyed them
Johan, admire your work. you have a real talent. Congrats!
Beautiful photos. I really enjoyed them. Oregon, USA
You have exctreml great photos of portraits. There are looking so naturaly. Thank you so much for sharing all of us.
wonderful travel photos , thank you for sharing ...
Great Job. Very proud of you to have captured such beauty. Hope you had a pleasant time in Eritrea.
Beautiful photos in every way! People must really like you, for you to get such relaxed and warm responses. The goodness of people shines through. Thanks for such fine, humane work.
Johan, Simply magnificent photographs, outstanding job. Penetrating the human soul and spirit through the camera lense.
hallo Johan, wij zijn net terug uit ethiopië. Het is er inderdaad helemaal schitterend zowel mens, dier als natuur. We hebben er vreselijk van genoten vooral van het zuiden. we waren bij de Mursi, hamar, Erboree, emorate, karo en konso tribes. Geweldig om mee te maken. Ik vroeg me af hoe lang jij in die streek bent geweest!we hebben er een rondreis van 23 dagen mogen maken en hopen er in de toekomst nog eens heen te gaan!
Veel succes verder
He Johan, het begin is er !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nou de rest nog,
lieve joh., wat laat je ons lang in spanning/wachten op jouw foto's van de laatste reis.....
tot morgen liefs hettie
I loved very much your photos of Eritrean Beauty. I will go to Eritrea in june and I want to do pictures and portraits of persons and typical features but I don´t know anyone that could help me to contact the conditions to do this. Could you indicate someone in Asmara that could help me to do the contacts and to obtain the needed authorizations for this. Thanks
Ha die Johan,
waar blijven de foto's van de Danakil? Wat je me gestuurd hebt, is veelbelovend.
je reisgenoot willy
i enjoyed the photos very much.you have such a good series of photos.it is enriching life.
i look at the photos time and time again. thank you for showing us.
Het blijft prachtig; steeds weer al die mooie foto's.
Ik ben trots op je, broertje!
Your Galleries are Extremely beautiful, very impressive, I simply can not stop from surfing those lovely trips through your shots
Very Well Done
Thank you for your visit and all your encouraging comments, but most of all thanks for making me discover your site, just awesome.
Thank you for your recent visit to my gallery, especially since you are so accomplished a photographer. Your galleries are rich with fantastic images, and your work shows both great skill and humanity.
Nice gallery. btw which template are you using? Is it your own or one of pbase?
Really enjoying your work. Strong photo's complimented by excellent commentary. Thanks for sharing with us.
i have seen your portraits .wow these are awsome. you have captured their inner sould in such a touching way.congratulations.i hope to see millions more of these from you.
Thanks Johan, I think you are great...what i liked about you is not only the photography but the cultures, the faces, the believes and the diversity of all these speaks one language that is beauty. And you caught all these in your camera. Many people and I thank you for this, more than that the art itself thanks you, cause it lives for the reason you do it now.
Johan you have done quite a stupendous work and it really touched my heart! would like to see more of your spectacular picture in the future. keep up the good spirit and all the best in your work. hatzz off.
THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. THANK YOU!!!! :>)
Johana i am from Eritrea and if you have a book or if you are selling this photoes i will be interested.It is amaizing!
Johan wonderful photoes. It makes me feel like i am at home when i am far from home. I can imagine what kind of person you are and it is great to see some body like you doing what you have done. I think people who never traveled around the world can educate themselves and for those who are home sick you remind us how beautiful people and culture we have. Some times when you spend many years away from home and family things like this bring alot of great memory.It makes us feel like at home with few cliks. Thank you for your beautiful work and keep it up cos you will do the world good. God bless you
You know to use a camera, good work. bedankt
Your galleries are full of educational potential. It is wonderfull to watch your work.
See you soon Johan :)
You have obviously traveled the world over, and your professional and intimate look at people makes for striking portraits. I will be back to enjoy more of your work soon!
Your pictures are spectacular. It inspires me to learn taking better travel photos.
god bless you for the beauty and the happinness you communicate !!
Sadly I'll throw my camera onto the sea..... Keep travelling. like we do. with different results!
hey i just wanted to tell you that I think your photograpgy is amazing and it really shows the bueaty of places that i really have no clue about.
Alweer een prachtige serie: jij en Latifa hebben iets prachtigs neergezet, ik ben ontroerd!!
Thanks a lot for your comments on my portraits, it is highly apreciated and special since you are one of my favorite photographers, really a master, plus your travels are on my wish list
Foto's van Dunya zijn prachtig!!
Ben benieuwd naar volgende serie: Afrika festival Hertme
Never took the time to look at your pics Johan, but it's really spectacular. What a testimonial for the future.
kon het niet laten... moest ze toch nog even weer bekijken.... ben ademloos...
Your pictures of eritrea are beautiful. Do you sell them anywhere?
Your pictures are...I can not find the words,
except thank you. I will be a frequent visitor.
Ha die Johan,
Echt mooi, die foto's. Ik voel me vreselijk bevoorrecht dat ik niet alleen die mooie foto's bekijk maar dat ik veel van die mensen ook in het echt ontmoet heb....... Het roept weer de mooiste herinneringen op.
Ha, die Joh,
Fantastisch! Wat móói, en verschillend. Ik ben stiekem een beetje [veel] jaloers.
Vooral die kleuren van de Rashaida spreken me erg aan.
je trotse zus.
lieve broer joh., de eerste foto's van eritrea zijn prachtig, zo anders dan anders, kan niet wachten op de rest...
Wat bent u een begenadigd persoon. Wat een mooie serie foto's. Helemaal super. Bedankt dat u ze met ons wilde delen en dat we mee mogen genieten. DIKKE V
Hee Johan, wie is die hotshot van een jongen die mee was naar the family dag? Wat een leukerd! Tot snel, kus je grote nichtje uit 't westen van het land (maar liefst 30 min. treinen naar jou toe)
Aloha Diao Lavina
Thank you for your kind comments on my work. It is inspiring that someone of your talent and expertise would consider my images with merit. And thank you for those lessons of which I am sure you are unaware. Best regards, Aloha
Your photos are just outstanding. As a portrait artist and using your pictures as inspiration I would like to make Oil paintings (on Canvas) portraits. I use the classical realism approach to oil painting, If you have an objection, kindly please let me know, You can see my work at www.gcastroart.com, and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You have a great talent, congratulation on your work.
thanks for your nice comments
yur galleries are quite enjoyable and you have some beautiful portraits.
your work on "vanishing cultures" is also interesting and gives some beautiful pictures, even if I prefer "real" photos
Your work is outstanding!
I have very much enjoyed viewing such fabulous photography :)
Amazing work. Your talent is supreme.
Luzikz - Photography
I love your work. Great images you have here, specially from people of Africa...
again i came back to see a picture of you and again saw your great skills !!
Also i saw i did not put you in my favorite list yet, that is a shame......
Now you are in this and i can see yor latest uploads and keep learning from you!!
Thanks for your welcome comments. Just had a look through some of your galleries. Great images & I will look at the rest when I get some time. Thanks again, Steve
We have shared travels and photo. I augur to you to continue to travel and to photograph with great passion and sensibility.
I'm jealous of how good you are.
I've spent a happy 30 minutes looking through your galleries, and I loved every minute, you have the ability to get inside your subject, and bring out more than just an image, you capture the emotions, pain, joy and soul of a person.
Masterful Photos Thank You
stunning galleries ! you are very talented. Bravo
such beautiful photos...the best portraits Ive ever seen. I cant look at them enough.
I love your galleries! Oh my... I'll be back when I have more time.
I'm so, so glad that you comment my galleries! I came to yours and just found my favourite photographer on Pbase
In a way I believe we see the world around us in a very similar way... and the destinations you chose are among my top priorities. That tells a lot about us as photographers and as people.
You have a great talent to capture people's emotions, you go for the close up and eye contact. Love that!
I'll send you an e-mail!
All the best!
Dank U wel for visiting my galleries - I can quickly see that you have the travelling bug, something I hope never to be cured of (although the forthcoming arrival of my first child may restrict it for a few years!). Your travel portraits are first rate - the main reason I am grateful that you visited my gallery is that through this I have found yours and I will enjoy looking through them every time I come back to visit.
Je citaat van Ralph Waldo Emerson,komt terug in jouw fotoos.
I am very happy to know part of your stunning photography! You are very talent ... i will learn a lot from your superb work.
Thanks for coming to my galleries,
cheers and hugs,
prachtige foto's. Je staat nu bij mijn favorieten!
Hi Johan, was al onder de indruk van je foto's maar wederom genoten van je slideshow,heel erg goed, kom geregeld terug, groetjes Enny.
This is spectacular work. To call what you do travel photography is to sell your work considerably short. Your "faces of the world" gallery, in particular, has several images that could hardly be bettered. Best regards.
Ik heb genoten van je foto's! --Jan
Hi Johan,thank you for your visit and, looking at your galleries, clearly you are an artist able to capture the myriad of subtleties of makind. You have just too many powerful images for me to pick a favourite. Fabulous galleries. Congrats.
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...Excellent work...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...I will come back with pleasure...
Wat een geweldige foto's maak je, vanaf nu zal ik zeker je werk blijven volgen.
fantasticas galerias felicidades un gran trabajo
Congratulation for this nice work,
you've got some great portraits with a nice quality of image and precious light.
but what i really like is also the feelling of sensitivity and humanity .
thank for this African journey !
Hee, wat maak je me nou! Waar is de gallery van je familie? Verder ziet het er super uit! Nieuwe lay out doet het 'um! Groetjes & hou je haaks je liefste Nichtje
felicidades tan buen trabajo
I'm going to model some of my work after you in the future...as soon as I get a new camera.
Great photos Johan ....tks for sharing !!
I must say you have collected one the most amazing pictures of pure tradition especially from Africa. Every bit of your pictures needs to be observed. I admire your efforts and looking forward to see more from you.
Many beautiful images, thank you for sharing.
If you're not a professional photographer, then you should be. Outstanding work.
All the Best
Heey oom! Wat maak je toch mooie foto's! Vind vooral dat ene meisje bij je familiefoto's schitterend! Just kidding... Binnenkort kom ik naar Utrecht, beware! Liefs van je nichtje
I love your work it is an eye opener for me. I want to ask you if you had seen any english teaching schools while you were in Ethiopia? I also would like to ask ,how were you treated by the locals in your travels in Ethiopia? Thanks in advance for your reply,
I was there with you and I agree with the comments of all the people below. Waarom ga je geen boek uitgeven?
Groeten en tot volgend jaar,
I've enjoyed your galleries very much. After I found myself writing to many of the images I thought better to write my appreciation here. Thank you for sharing your experiences. This was truly a treat.
Kilkenny Photographic Society
That is i absolute amazing work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just exellent,well done,and u are very lucky been there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cc & jcc
thank you for sharing these photos. it is so easy to get busy in the only life you are used to and forget and lose touch with the reality that there are people who wake up in the morning with different priorities for living. these photos of this culture and these peoples lives are so beautiful and enlightening. i truly hope , for the sake of the rest of the worlds children, that your pictures can be used in schoolbooks. hope you have copyrited and published. thanks again.
I enjoyed your very atmospheric and excellent captured gallery of people.
Such a first-rate photos--you are an artist. If only I could join you as you discover our world. Africa is my second home. You make me long to be there.
Hi Johan, how is possible to travel with you. I'm ready to go with you!
You have superb photos over here, I am so glad to run into your site and for sure I will visit again and again.
I've known pbase.com for only three days. So far I was intererested in the "random" selection by 25 photographers. You come first. Thanks.
STUNNING PICTURES. EXCELLENT SHOTS WORTH OF A PHOTO CONTEST, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC OR SIMILAR.
Congratulations! you have such a lovely gallery ... I really liked to see them smiling.
Cheers from Argentina
Wonderful essays in light, composition and subject, truly.. I am very interested in knowing your workflow. Are you processing all images from RAW files? If so, whay RAW processor are you using. Many images appear to be from the 70-200 2.8 IS, but even stil (as a 20D owner), I am now able to achieve that degree of sharpness, clarity without some help from Photoshop CS or a RAW processor.
Hi johan, I saw your gallery and I find it very attractive and interesting indeed.
Compliments and regards.
Johan, these two galleries are the most stunning works I have seen on PBase. I think I have looked at each photo at least twice, and can learn something from each one. Not only are they technically and beautifully perfect, but your compositions are so thought provoking and emotional. How incredible it must have been to actually be there! May I ask which lens you have used for your portraits with your 20D? Sue
Hi Johan, your Ethiopian photos jus exelent and very interesting. Can I ask you how much time you spend in Ethiopa. I want to visit Africa next year, Ethiopia is is my thoughts.....
Hi Jonan97, Your photography of Mali and Ethiopia is GREAT.I enjoyed every photographs in your galleries. Daniel B. McNeill
Absolutely fantastic documentary of Africa! I love the photos of Ethiopia the best! Do take a look at my humble documentary work and I appreciate your advice and comments.
Wonderful photos and really a fantastic composition.
I would like to ask you one technical questions (also an owner of a 20d) - maybe you have the time to write me a short mail with your Email address?
Can you show the camera settings for this group of Africa shots as you did with the other group?
Thanks,Johan.I liked it very much.Keep up the good work!!
Your pictures provide a different yet rarely seen side of Ethiopia. Many of them dipict iamges of ethnic groups in SOUTHERN regions of Ethiopia. This region has been Ethiopia's version of "Southern Sudan" [where black Africans predominate]. Northern Ethiopia- home of the ruling people also known as Abyssinia- define itself as members of the "Semitic" race of people, that are "supperior", therefore, "born to rule". This northern regions of Ethiopia also constitute the "famine belt" of Ethiopia. The Abyssinians despise the "negroid peoples" of southern Ethiopia and don't want their images to define or represent things Ethiopian. Thanks to your effort, now it is easy to see which part of Ethiopia is POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL!
Hi Johan...thank you for your comment and message!
Hello, It's Vasadi and I desire you know I like your work very much and I thank you share it with me. A hug.
You have a great eye -- your portraits are technically excellent, and even more important, they help to show the nature and emotion of the subject. The Ethiopian people pictured here show beauty, strength, and love of family as well as some interesting cultural differences.
Enjoyed your album; you have some wonderful faces in here.
Beautiful work. You are an artist with a camera and you make the world a nicer place.