Born in Zeeland, The Netherlands, Hans Lukasse is an intuitive photographer and artist who enjoys the outdoors and believes in making the most of daylight. His preferred genre of photography centers primarily on details of things that catch his eye for the shape, texture or color.
The following extracts from a joint collaboration project called LIFE DETAILS.
A kaleidoscope of shapes that can go in any direction and fall into place with unpredictable results. The beginning the journey lies before of us - plans and dreams that shape our path and we would like to live our lives by, but we face them all with the uncertainly of fate and the joy of the unintended. Even the best laid plans can change when fate or nature decide to interfere and have the final say.
Marriage is a pair of shoes, some days conservative, others flashy and fashionable, and as time passes, comfortable and secure, with the occasional hole and signs of wear and tear. Some people seek out the shoes for the appearance, others just want something to put on their feet and walk, but the best pair of shoes are chosen with love, care, patience, and concern for stability and longevity.
Each shoe has it’s unique individuality, weathering the daily routine in it’s own way depending on the burden, but in order to be complete, the partner is needed. New shoes are tight in the beginning, and sometimes we wonder why we got them in the first place.
Comfort is earned, not bought. Adjustment is an investment of the heart.
One of the things nobody ever prepares you for is that stage in your life when you are a mufti-tiered life sandwich consisting of teenager, aged parents, changing body metabolisms, and career changes. We begin to question our jobs and wonder what are we getting out of life in exchange for all the hard work. Are you doing something that makes you happy? Do you find fulfillment?
These are the midlife crossroads, filled with a dizzying array of challenges and obligations to be met. What is our center? What is the core of our existence? Are we stuck on "I want to..." or do we embrace the transformation towards "I'm on my way to…”, the latter of course demanding an inordinate amount of courage and definitely takes you out of the comfort zone - but that's the whole point of finding a new direction isn't it?
The reluctance to give up the familiar in exchange for the unknown and the unfamiliar is riddled with uncertainty and fear. We lash out in all directions until we find a center, a starting point, and an anchor - a driving force that varies in density and strength, and it’s stability defines the rest of you.
Some days it is difficult to discern which way the emotions will swing, unfortunately, you can’t always blame hormones or the job. Much as we would like it to be, life is not clear cut, orderly and predictable. The mere fact that we are human, fallible and imperfect, dealing with other imperfect humans, makes perfection impossible. We can design and plan all we want, but we can never tell what will happen tomorrow.
Nothing in life is strictly black or white.
With the smiles come the tears, and each milestone in our lives is a reason to dance for joy and weep in sorrow, depending on what the clown of destiny offers you.