Martin and Ruth Renters travel extensively around the world capturing images. On these pages you will find selections from a variety of locations.
For me, photography is about capturing the extraordinary in the ordinary; to see something that I look at, perhaps on a daily basis, in a different way.
My photographic journey began at about age 8 when I received my first plastic camera. As my skills improved I progressed to developing and printing my own images in a makeshift darkroom in the basement. I still remember the fascination of putting my first print paper into the developer and watching the image magically appear before my eyes.
Today I work primarily with digital cameras, a computer and a large format inkjet printer. I enjoy many genres – street photography, landscape and studio and find that each trains me to see things I would have otherwise missed.
Photography is to me a form of self-expression. By choosing objects for my images I can show to others and to myself how I experience the world.
I began taking pictures when I was about ten years old. My father, who was a good photographer, gave me my first camera and encouraged me to see with the help of this device. In my twenties I purchased the first SLR-Camera and became more serious about photography. But only for the last ten years and in constant exchange with my husband I developed into a photographer who is excited about seeing the world in ever changing ways and tries to catch these moments of wonder and beauty.