I also make pictures. They have become a part of my life, along with the books. I do not know if the pictures first sneaked in, and then came the cameras or if it was the other way round. Upon acquiring my first ‘serious’ camera, I discovered new possibilities, and with them, new perspectives. Do I now make the pictures I make because I can or because they have to be made? And is photographing a way of asking questions, too? Or is it all about statements?
Statements: Photography, we learn, is about the real, tangible world. Using film, I inevitably produce traces of this world. Yet my interests are abstract – like my original disciplines. A year (or so) of blogging already provided me with insights about the path I seem to follow. It takes me along the borders between representation and abstraction.
This blog invites you to join me as I saunter ahead (preferably up the stairs, through the gate).
20 September 2011