About my work
My work as a visual artist consists of making large format photographic works by means of self built camera obscuras. In a barrack in the port of Deventer which has been converted to a camera obscura I make staged compositions. For photographing objects on location I use available structures (such as buildings, sheds or shipping containers) or I use a construction trailer converted to a camera, which I can move around with my tractor. The method enables me to give the image scale/ monumentality and to define the skin of the photograph. I can sit inside the camera and contemplate the projected image before fixing it onto paper. By exposing at nighttime and in negative I force myself to redefine the scene. There is never a 1 to 1 registration of the subject.
Further reading/ viewing
Full artist's statement available upon request