2020 - Ongoing
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
I started looking for objects to photograph. Looking for a way to express these sudden universal shared emotions of insecurity about the future but also hope. Life is fragile but there is also an art of living. Finding balance and recognizing beauty in everyday ordinary objects out of place.
In these images I am looking for a certain tension and a suggestive narrative. It is not just about the object itself but why is it placed there and how. I like to give attention to the everyday and the banal, hidden meanings, mild humour and irony, and reflection upon the medium of Dutch classical still life genre itself.
The objects are actually very much alive but frozen in time. Stopped in the story that yet has to be told and unfold. Like a blank sheet of paper waiting to be taken and waiting to be born. The blank piece of paper is a symbol of all that is to be written. It is reflective of everything that can be, the hope and promise intrinsic to endeavor. Or a rubber cleaning glove balancing on one finger top. A split second reflective of the possibility of another life. Or a nostalgic looking pudding placed so far on the edge of a cupboard it might fall off. Living on the edge.