About me

Paul Schot has been taking photographs for 50 years, mostly in his home country, the Netherlands. The period Paul lived in Vienna, Austria (2009-2016) gave his work new direction and meaning.
In the Netherlands I would mostly be photographing silent contemplative water, morning mists and the change of seasons in the trees. I would go out in the first morning light and see the sun rise.

Not much of that in Vienna though. But for a buddhist there are many captivating images. Mostly I am drawn by the impermanence of things; Vienna has a long history and a lot of things have an inherent quality of transience, disappearing, changing into something new but not quite fixed. Nothing is really, but I am grateful that sometimes this becomes more apparent to the eye.

And still, sometimes I get to go in the country here as well and seek out the beautiful silhouette of a tree in the Mostviertel or the barren landscape of the Neusiedler See to name a few.

And, in the same vein, holidays would often be spent in places of tragic historic events, like the battlefields of the First World War. And Venice ..... a place of fading colours ..... certainly a place of transience, although it still carefully maintains its balance at the water's edge.

I want to share this particular view of the world with you. You may sometimes experience some mental resistance, but I hope that you will become more aware of the natural state of things. A thing of beauty, even more so once you become aware of its true nature.