While many people pride themselves on being able to see the big picture,Jimmy Hoffman is much more concerned with honing in on the tiniest of subjects for his pictures.The Netherlands-born photographer,who resides in Spain,has turned a fascination for nature into his art and his business,landing publications in international magazines such as national Geographic and newspapers including Great Britain´s Daily Telegraph.
¨My man goal is to capture and show the hidden world of tiny subjects like insects¨ says Hoffman.¨Working at higher magnifications reveals a world of exquisite beauty with a variety of colors,shapes,and patterns¨.
Hoffman credits his father for giving him the photography bug,no pun intended.He watched and learned as his father,a hobby photographer,took photos,many flora and fauna,and processed them in his darkroom.And while Hoffman´s first camera was an analog Pentax,these days he shoots with a digital camera,using a canon 60 mm f2.8 macro lens for most of his shots.
Not surprisingly,Hoffman traverses the globe to find some of his more striking subjects.¨I love traveling to tropical countries in Central America and Asia,where the biodiversity is much larger than in Europe and where the animals and plants are often much more eye-catching,colorful and special.¨says Hoffman.But with a keen eye-and good equipment- he´s able to get stunning shots near his own backyard in Spain.-By Lori Stacy-
Prizes and nominations:
11/2010 XXIIIé Concurs de fotografia ¨Pere caner¨ Calonge first prize
National Geographic fotocommunity(NL/B):
Photo of the Month June 2011, november 2011, may 2012, december 2012 and
12/2011 Colorfoto-creativ.de First prize 500 euro
2014 Trierenberg Super Circuit Gold medal of excellence
2014 http://1x.com/blog/permalink/4074 1x.com photographer of the week
1X. photo awards 2014 winner Macro people´s choice (´caught in a droplet´)
2015 Trierenberg Super circuit Gold medal `macrophotography´ ´Blind Spot`
Practical Photography(dec.2015),National Geographic Magazine(nov.2010,febr.2013,jan.2014,april 2014,june 2014,febr.2015,june 2015),Outdoor Photographer(july 2007),Digital Photo(oct.2011 and march 2012),Colorfoto(12/2011),Grasduinen,Grasduinen natuuragenda,Nieuwsblad van het Noorden,Celebrated Living(The luxury Magazine for American Airlines premium class passengers),The Sun,Daily Telegraph,The Times,1X.com yearbook 2011 ´Beyond´,2012 ´No words ´,2013 ´Passion´ 2014´Mono´ ,2015 ´Memento´ and several online newspapers.
Several articles and pictures in ¨Het Aquarium¨.
Exposició fotogràfica ¨Macro¨ April/May 2012 Sant Feliu de Guixols ,Spain.
¨ Oh,my God¨ (Grashopper-larva on a Convolvulus-flower).This picture was published on billboards up to 3 × 4 m. for a new advertising campaign for Micropolis in France(2012).
Micropolis is a theme park entirely devoted to the world of insects and best known of the famous cinema film Microcosmos.
Block calender 2016 National geographic(4 pictures).