What I find fascinating about photography…
…is being able to see and let others see the extraordinary within the ordinary.
Since the first square pictures I took in the 1980s with my Instamatic 100 it still gives me pause and great joy as an artist when I managed to capture what I perceived as special and beautiful in a person or an object.
What has changed is that nowadays, I aim to introduce that specific element of pause I feel myself into my images. By carefully controlling the context in which I set my subjects, my work focuses on the recontextualisation of people and objects through decontextualisation. Thus, my work focuses on the recontextualisation of people and objects through decontextualisation. The everyday objects, humans and work situations that are presented in such a way allow for a change in perception: something or someone that might be taken for granted and primarily seen as a means to an end gains a certain amount of agency in becoming the center of attention for and in itself – and, ultimately, it might also raise questions about the mode of consumerism and perception prevalent in our society.