Balken (1958) has been a photographer in the Netherlands for about
25 years and his work has won many awards, both nationally as
well as internationally.
Through the use of sophisticated darkroom (and later digital)
techniques, I’am able to produce all kinds of special effects.
For the images in this portfolio I does not used any digital manipulation
but everything is done in the traditional way by camera and darkroom.
As a photographer I’am interested in specific themes as you can
see in my galllery ‘Photure Image Gallery’ (www.photure.demon.nl)
I won more than 350 awards, prices and acceptations over the whole
world. In 1997 I became the status of EFIAP (Excellence Federation
Internationale de l'Art Photographique). Alongside the awards
and exhibitions there have been more than 100 publications of
my work in several magazines, newspapers and books including Focus,
FOTO, Foto Creativ/FotoColor, Kodak Image 2000, Photograpy Yearbook
1996 + 1999 etc.