//OCT 27 - JAN 07//
//NF ART GALLERY//
"As time goes by memories fade away. What once was sharp, crisp and vivid in our minds, gets blurred. Shapes and colours disappear. No matter how hard we fight. Bits and pieces are gone to never come back.
With Fading Memories I try to visualise this feeling of losing the details. Time has been put to a stop. Details are gone. The images take on a dreamlike surreal atmosphere.
But even the most fragile memory can bring back the whole story. And most of the time, we will remember what is forgotten more beautiful - if
it was tough or hard, softer - than it really was. It's what we do. It's how we survive.
In Fading Memories, I know the story behind the image. The place. The time. The people. You don't. Thanks to what you don't see, the images suggest more open stories than the ones I know. More open stories than they would do if the images were intact. So your mind will create your own story. Immediately. Don't stop it. Have Fading Memories challenge your imagination."
In Closer To The Gods I explore places where we as humans
feel insignificant, confronted with the splendor, power and grandeur of nature.
In Closer To The Gods these are portrayed hard and directly in powerful, high-contrast black and white photography. Nature does not invite here, she imposes. Compelling, ominous, sometimes almost menacing. It is a nature that impresses and often looks as if it could insidiously swallow and crush us at any moment.
I see the Closer To The Gods project as the antipode of my Transcendental Tranquility project for which I photograph the immensity of oceans. They are images distilled to their essence. In the layered photography of Transcendental Tranquility, however, nature does not impose, it invites one to drown in it and regain a tranquility that we so often lack today.