This image illustrates the very reason I love photography. The still image is a moment frozen in time. Questions are raised, but no answers are given. This is unacceptable to our brain; the imagination kicks in and fills the empty spaces. Filling the emptiness is a process unique for everyone. Dependant on what they bring to the table: their mood, their upbringing, the way they see the world etc. So what do you see in this image?
The Netherlands 2015 (left) and Japan 2016 (right)
I just love the way some images resonate when combined. Even though I liked both images separately, the combination brings so much more poetry that I can keep staring at them. The curves and the light on the body and the seemingly endless motion of theNishikigoi keep bouncing back and forth.
When I made the image of the plant, submerged in the dark and barely visible to the naked eye, I wondered whether it was dead or alive. Now - one year later - I still haven't made up my mind.
Walking around downtown Shanghai with a friend looking for a drink. Although it was only around 9 in the evening, everything seemed to be already closed that evening. Behind a high fence we could see the beautiful garden of a restaurant. Again the restaurant was completely deserted, but in the middle there was a four-poster bed bathing in stunning light.
The Netherlands 2016. This image is currently on show at the artist collective Pictura, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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