Curriculum Vitae of Huib Limberg
My photographic Curriculum Vitae starts at approximately 1972, when
I obtained a
half-size compact camera as a birthday gift from my wife. During
the next hollidays
I recorded quite a lot of “Vacation Memories”.
Due to my heritable passion for nature I also started making pictures
flowers, animals in their natural surroundings and...sunsets.
Because I wanted to edit the negatives myself I bought an enlarger
in 1976 and this
gave me the opportunity to enlarge the birds, deer, and so on up
to 30x40 cm myself.
As friends and members of my family were very enthusiastic about
the results, I decided
to write an article supported with photographs.In 1978 this article
been published in the monthly issued photographic magazine “Focus”
the late 70’s several other articles I wrote have been included
in this magazine as well.
In 1979 I joined the local photoclub, called the Fotokring Soest,
which resulted in becoming
an ambitious hobby photographer. As a member of this photoclub I
joined several contests
and as a consequence of the good results I got the urge to send
my work to foreign exhibitions
as well. These exhibitions gave me the opportunity to compare the
quality of my work to the
work of photographers abroad. The final result, after being rejected
two times, was an
acceptation to the “3rd Salon International Hayange 1981” in France.The
statistics of the salon
showed me that only one out of sixty photographs submitted by Dutch
photographers was accepted.
The one and only photograph (mine!) out of sixty, submitted by Dutch
photographers, a very
stimulating experience! In 1980/1981 I worked on the subject of
“Traffic Signs” and this resulted
in a portfolio of 8 photos which allowed me, as a nominee Dutch
Federation Master Class,to
be present at the national black/white discussion group in 1982.
During many years, starting in 1982, my theme has been “Wall-Landscapes”
and in 1984 I
obtained the title of Confederacy Master Class (B.M.K.) of the Dutch
“Fotobond” with a
portfolio of twenty photos about this subject.
Also in 1984 the photoclub Fotokring Soest which I was a member
of was closed down and in
February 1984 I therefore joined the oldest photoclub in Holland:
the N.A.F.V. in Amsterdam.
In June 1984 I founded a new photo-club, together with two photo-friends,
called the “Fotogroep
Soest”. Criterion we aim: “The photo-club has a maximum of six group-members
who are accepted by ballotage in order to make sure that all of
like-minded. The ultimate goal of all group-members is active participation
in exhibition thus showing their images to the world!”
In 1985 I won my first international award, the so called Trofeo
in the 4th Chianciano Terme in Italy.
In 1985 I received my first international decoration,the AFIAP,
by the EFIAP in 1988.
In 1989 I graduated to the Masterclass of my photoclub N.A.F.V.
In the mean time my participation in international exhibitions has
honoured with 25 awards out of 300acceptations (140 different works).I
had the honour to be a member of the jury during several national
international events, which Ialways appreciate very much.
As a photographer I focus on specific areas of interest. Each area
is explored until the ultimate
limit is reached and this may take six months but may also last
four years or even longer!
Thus I created black and white series such as:” Traffic Signs”,
” Serial Photography/Sequences” and colour series like: “ Snow Landscapes”,
” Billboards”, flowers/plantsand “Shop-windows”
JULY FOTO ART MAGAZINE