Hi, I'm Steppeland. Well, actually, my real name is Lutgarde De Brouwer.
Steppeland is the pseudonym I choose years ago, when I first started exploring the internet, and later on when I started participating and uploading my images to several online photography and art communities. Now it has become so familiar that I like to continue using this name as my artist name. My online friends call me Steppe.
I’m born in Flanders, the northern, Dutch speaking part of Belgium, (1958) and living in the Netherlands, Amsterdam.
I am an amateur photographer, with special focus on nature photography, street photography, editorial and photo journalism. Every now and then, I also do some design and digital artwork , often based on my own photography.
I just love variation, and enjoy discovering new art forms! :)
My nature photography has an aesthetic and a documentary aspect, and results from what I experience as a personal encounter with the subjects I photograph. My work shows the beauty and variety of landscapes, flowers, plants, and animals – and very often at the same time, shares some knowledge about it.
Also in my street photography and photo-journalistic work, I feel somehow connected with the the people I photograph, I am touched by their individual stories, and try to capture some of that in the image…
I’m happy that you have taken the time to come and look at my work.
I hope you will like what you find here, and that you will enjoy looking at the images as much as I did making them.
Thank you for your visit.