Next month I will be showing work at the Rotterdam Fotofestival.

Transitions

I will be showing work from the ongoing project When will I be free?  

Although it is very different from what I usually do, this project means a lot me.

It is a collection of photographs and photograms made inside camera obcuras which I have built in refugee centres, woven together with drawings, short texts and personal imagery given to me by refugees. This in an attempt to create a narrative arch between them and us; between the past, and the hope for a new future.

I will post a few photographs soon.

Earlier this year I traveled to Central America.

As I passed through Guatemala I just had to see the highly active volcàn Fuego! In order to see this phenomenon from a safe position, we had to climb the Acatenango volcano, which was located at the opposite side. It’s a full day of constantly hiking uphill to the Acatenango camp (almost 4000m). But it’s definitely worth the pain.

 

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During my travels, my high quality digital camera broke down. Luckily I had my 35mm analogue camera with me. I wasn’t expecting much from the shots, as I shot it at night and without a proper light meter or tripod.

But the results are stunning!!

Friday 29/7 was the longest blood moon in decades. Unfortunately it was too cloudy to fully observe the phenomenon.

During the last few minutes of the eclipse, we could see the moon popping out of the clouds.

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Multiple exposures on 6×4,5 film during those last minutes of the eclips

Last month I was invited to show work at a little art festival in my hometown.

On view were silver gelatin prints and and a video that I shot inside the Kawa Ijen crater in East Java. A place that shows both beauty and destruction within our natural world.

The location of the show couldn’t have been more spectacular. An old bank vault.

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Silver gelatin prints attacked with sulfur & digital video projection

 

A few weeks ago I made some work in collaboration with ‘The School’ in Hasselt. A post academic, multidisciplinary festival, residency and city experiment. https://www.theschoolhasselt.eu/

I made a little contribution to the project ‘Wildebos’. A little piece of nature just outside of Hasselt. A place to rest, be wild and escape the busy city life.

Last weekend was the kick off of the end show in Hasselt. The are a few prints of mine on view and a small publication.

 

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