G.A.S. what the hell is that???
Well let me explain, it is the so-called Gear Acquisition Syndrome, a problem a lot of people who want to take (great) photos suffer from. Mostly it are men but, some women also might be affected.
I had it as well; bought too much far too expensive stuff to take photo’s with. At some point it was enough, this point was reached when back in 2007, I planned a trip to Mali. During the preparations I learned that there’s a lot of dust in Mali. Too dangerous for all my “expensive equipment”. At the end of the day, I got a Panasonic FZ-50, my new tool survived sand and dust and I took my first portrait shown here.
Not bad for a start, I almost got healed. But then I bought a Canon 5D with L-Glass. Far too heavy and expensive and in 2015 I ended at Fujifilm X Pro: the end of my G.A.S.
What comes after G.A.S.?
First of all there is the widely unknown, P.B.A.S. (Photo Book Acquisition Syndrome). I am still suffering from this but this syndrome is more constructive, it is a source of inspiration. Maybe at some point I start to blog about all those books I have on my bookshelf.
I currently suffer from the W.D.S. (Website Design Syndrome) and try to find an escape. For the previous website (photo-vinc.com) I spend far too much time on design of the site itself. Early 2018 I found my old website (Photo-Vinc.com) needed a successor, I decided to stay with WordPress as framework, got a nice theme and some promising plugins. The idea was to use everything without modification. This did not work out, I made a child theme to solve problems I saw, CSS to make things look consistent. It took me over 10 months of time to finalize this website. Far too much, to less time to work on the material I had from various trips.
If you want to focus on images and present them, try something like SquareSpace
. This will be much quicker als looks (almost) as good as your own design. And if you don´t follow my advice and want to know what I use then check the about
section of this site where, at the end I explain which theme and plugins I used for this website.
Can I help you?
To keep it short: No, might be able to see some symptoms but I’m not able to heal you. You have to find your own way.
Welcome at my new website,
After a long time of preparation, this website just went online. On the long-term it will replace my old site: www.photo-vinc.com.
What is new and why such a complete remake?
My (old) website Photo-Vinc.com has been online now for more than 5 years, time came to create a new site with larger images and a more modern and smooth design.
Long ago, I published some photo-video reportages on Photo-Vinc.com. Those reportages, are small on today’s screens and based on the Flash/Shockwave technology, a no-go today. I decided to follow a new approach and move to YouTube videos. There are already some new reportages from the recent trip to Ethiopia and remake of “The Moustache Brothers” reportage from Burma, this reportage is now in color. More to come soon!
The number of pictures in the galleries has been dramatically reduced, I now only will show the very best.
Color yes! That is another change. After long and almost endless considerations, I decided there will be color photographs in the galleries, first work in the portraits section Black and White is great but sometimes, color is magic too.
And last but not least I will change the way how I post in the blog. I will only post if the image is really good and I am going to write little more about the photos.
So, what is happening now with the old website? I don’t know yet, for the time being it will continue to exist, however there will be no new work there. Sooner or later it will retire completely.
I do hope you’re enjoying this brand-new website,