Eelco&Orian

Actuality of dreams

Image: Eelco & Orian, Portugal 2011

Sharing stories

My photography portrays monumental moments in the lives of people and organizations, and developments in society as social monuments of time. To give insights into new economic, social and intercultural structures and global interaction.

My interaction with people and situations on site is based on openness and observation. I give room for stories to be told, by listening, reconstructing and sharing stories. I focus on monumental fragments of time, while being aware of complex structures.

I leave stories which aren’t ‘ready’ yet untold – a journalistic photographer might ‘change’ a moment or scenery slightly for a shot, for example by using unripe fruit because of a deadline – whereas I reveal stories with insight and care. My work can be seen as slow journalistic art photography on one hand, but is responsive, hands-on documentary photography on the other hand. I use documentary photography, to connect a conceptual way of working with daily life sceneries and current affairs.

Is innovation in the eye of the beholder? Renewing representations of sustainable issues, the global economy and African countries, could be simulated to be real. I portray actuality to add new dimensions to collective imagery. By means of a transparent way of working, in which dream and reality relate to each another, and where subjectivity and objectivity are coupled.

Fine art print collection

The online shop offers a collection of art photography prints. As an independent photographer, I guarantee personal and flexible service and top quality printing by a professional photography lab. The collection contains unique works; exclusive editions; large limited editions and posters. Please contact me if you can’t find your desired print or size, or if your item should be shipped in an alternative way.

The shop offers new perspectives in times of economic change and transformation within the art world, and establishes a relationship with people on (inter)national grounds. By purchasing a print, you’ll support my art practice and home studio in the Netherlands, and international projects and collaborations.