Photographer and creator of Ewart, the knight (to be)
My name is Pim Raukema and I like to make things. Whether it is a photograph, a piece of armour or a small piece of furniture for The adventures of Ewart, the knight (to be). I always try to make it look and feel as real as possible. My work is greatly influenced by movies and videogames from the fantasy genre such as The Lord of the Rings, Skyrim, Dark Souls and the Legend of Zelda series. But I also like to use historical references to achieve a more realistic design. I have a master’s degree in Archaeology so this way at least I can put my study to good use.
I started my photography career because I wanted to be able to show the things that I had made in a more appealing way. So I attended a few workshops on studio portrait photography, followed a course on Photoshop and figured the rest out for myself. While I was photographing some toy figures, I came up with the idea to use this style of photography to create a children’s picture book. To avoid all kinds of copyright claims I had to create my own characters from scratch. I was already learning how to model and print 3d models so this was also a good excuse to learn even more about this. The resulting book is therefore a combination of all the different things that I already liked to do.