Why Long Exposure Art ?

Some moments in life are defining. In 2015 I travelled as an artist in residence with a scientific expedition to the arctic, to Spitsbergen and Edgeøya. It was the first project in which I used long exposure photography as a an additional tool to my means of storytelling and never stopped since. The positive response to the results encouraged me to explore this path further. Long exposure photography has brought me many new creative connections. With this website, I am sharing a unique story with each image. By publishing my archive I hope to bring you to a place of wonder and an easy way to order an affordable, inspirational art piece for your wall.

I create these images using antique box cameras and self build pinhole cameras using shutter times ranging from 5 seconds to over a year. My aim is always to find the painting within the photograph, only then will I really create a moving story for you. I enjoy and embrace the surprise and the adventure of working with antique tools and materials. My work has been published, used for album art by composers and musicians and continues to run in exhibitions.

Udo Prinsen

hooghiemstra grift park Utrecht

The studio is situated at the edge of the historical city centre of Utrecht and the beautiful spacious Grift Park. You are very welcome to visit!