Beyond the visible

My photography portrays monumental moments and forces as sculptures in time. To add new insights on ecological, social and intercultural structures and explore or sculpt a more rich collective consciousness.

My interaction with people and situations on site is based on openness and observation of natural forces. I give room for the unfolding of a story on site and in my studio in open ways, by listening, reconstructing and exploring nature and the psyche inside out. I kindly observe reality yet focus on its underlying codes.

A documentary photographer might represent a situation in in a common and logical way, whereas I reveal stories with deeper insight and an experimental way of working. My work can be seen as slow nature and portrait art photography, changing the way we perceive people and the ecosystem. I use analogue photography to connect an intuitive and conceptual way of working with daily life sceneries and global affairs such as nature conservation and fair trade.

New representations of sustainable issues, natural resources and equal North-South relationships, 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 intertwined. I focus on a field of energy to be able to cross boundaries of the mind and to create experimental landscape series beyond the visible.

Image: Echoscopy, medium format photonegative manually manipulated with materials, the Netherlands 2022