"Because photography is a creative art."

  • Biography

    Michel Schamp is a Dutch commercial and fine art photographer, making limited edition photographic prints for home owners, international collectors, corporate clients and interior designers. his commercial work is often influenced by his fine art work, giving him a distinctive style. His commercial work covers architecture, business portraiture, events, weddings and corporate photography.

    He studied at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam and followed various workshops and masterclasses, but primarily he is a self-taught photographer. After an international career in the IT and marketing industry, he decided to follow his heart and make photography a full-time profession. In 2012 he started OXOViSUALS. The business is the essence of his core belief: to live authentically is to live creatively.

    With his fine art photography he focuses his lens and his heart on the earth’s loveliness to capture its beauty, story and grandeur. His photography is for sale as beautiful and timeless fine art prints and limited edition wall art. His artistic eye also greatly informed his commercial work with a look and feel that is colorful, poetic and energetic.

    For Michel the art of photography is about capturing aesthetic visuals with a lightness and grace that make us embrace new perspectives in the smallest moments of life. OXO refers to the infinity of art as a timeless spark with the power to continue to ignite our hearts. He aims to apply this vision both to his commercial as well as his fine art photography work.

  • Artist Statement

    I am a Netherlands-based Dutch photographer fascinated by the natural world, the timeless universal stories it contains and the beauty it inspires. Through visual storytelling I create artworks by capturing balms of light to make a connection with my heart’s intuitive feelings and senses. Each photograph therefore tells a personal story of small moments in time conveying warmth, inspiration, beauty and bliss. My fine art images can be described as painterly and illustrative visual poems that are natural, dreamy, poetic and inspirational, making you wonder for more than just a glimpse in time.

    My photography includes fine art imagery as well as commercial work. My fine art photography includes landscapes, panoramic vistas, animal portraits and close-ups of the natural world. My aesthetic choices focus on the creation of images that are graceful, vivid, colorful, conceptual, picturesque, and meaningful in the way that they reflect the delightful aspect of the creative spirit in nature. My work inspires viewers to find connections between their own life stories and the natural world that surrounds us, to look further and find the extraordinary in the ordinary, and to feel a sense of healing and joy, happiness and well-being, in just one timeless little moment of light and wonder.

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