Actuality of dreams
Image: Eelco & Orian, Portugal 2011
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 in gentle ways, by listening, reconstructing and sharing stories. I focus on monumental fragments of time, while being aware of complex structures.
A journalistic photographer might ‘push’ a scenery or shot in a direction, because of a deadline and clients with their agenda’s, whereas I reveal stories with insight and care. My work can be seen as slow art photography on one hand, and responsive real life photography on the other hand. I use documentary photography, to connect a conceptual way of working with daily life sceneries and current affairs.
Is in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? 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.
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