Wilco Dragt, born in 1960, living in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Wilco Dragt is an award winning fine art photographer, specialising in landscape and architecture photography. Wilco took up photography in the beginning of 2007. Starting out as a nature photographer he rather quickly focused on landscapes. From there on his interest steadily transformed towards fine art photography of landscapes, both natural and manmade, and of architecture.
His drive to photograph stems from a strong desire to express the beauty around us. This desire and his taste for elegance are the backbone for the development of his photographic interest and artistic style. His style can be characterized as a search for mood and simplicity, with a keen eye for light, lines and forms, and detail. By making use of low light conditions at the edges of the day, at dusk and dawn, he creates his atmospheric and elegant images. Many images are created using long exposure photography, both in color and black & white.
2017 - Tokyo International Photography Awards, Japan, 4 honorable mentions
2014 - Black&White Spider Awards, USA, 8 nominees
2014 - Axa Art Talent Award, the Netherlands, winner
2014 - International Photography Awards, USA - 6 honorable mentions
2014 - Photography Masters Cup, USA, 2 honorable mentions
2013 - Black&White Spider Awards, USA, nominee
2012 - International Photography Awards, USA - 4 honorable mentions
2010 - Landscape Photographer of the Year, Great Britain - 2 commended images
2010 - Glanzlichter, Germany - 1 category winner and 1 highlight
2009 - Asferico, Italy - 1 category winner and 1 highly commended
All images are available as fine art prints. The prints are made by Wilco himself, using a professional high-end printer with archival pigment inks and the highest quality of fine art papers. The choice of the paperbrand is Canson Infinity, a renowned French paper manufacturer.
Please contact Wilco for more information.
I am looking for beauty and elegance and my means of expressing that is through photographing landscapes. We are living in a world full of noise and bustle, both visually and audiovisually. We are always in a hurry and hardly take time to stop and stand still, to be quiet and silently look around.
With humility, and sometimes hesitantly, I try to stop down this fast pace. With an open eye and mind I try to find subtle and intimate beauty, which is too often overlooked. My passion and drive is to make this visible and perceptible through photographic images of the landscapes that surround us. It makes me happy if the viewer of my picture can perceive some amazement too, if ever so slightly.