About Piet Opperman
I was born a long time ago, far, far away in a small village in Africa. I grew up appreciating the beauty and diversity of man and nature. My grandfather was a professional portrait photographer, and so I had access to equipment and, of course, his expertise to guide me. I started seriously taking photographs when I was 16 and it has remained a serious (sometimes paying) hobby for me all my life. Since those early days I have traveled the world and been amazed by many things.
Today I live in Sarasota, Florida, a place as close to paradise as you will find anywhere, with my lovely wife Jenna and our three dogs.
I like to find the hidden and sometimes surreal image hidden inside the photograph. I enjoy manipulating photographs, sometimes just by using an unusual format, like panoramas, and sometimes by bending them all out of shape. I sometimes introduce unexpected elements into a photograph, like a steel ball, or sometimes more complicated shapes that don't seem to belong but somehow do.
I don't take things too seriously.
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