Photography for me is being able to see and let others see the extraordinary within the ordinary.
As an artist, it still gives me pause and great joy when I manage to capture what I perceive as special and beautiful in a person or an object. Insofar, nothing has changed since the first square pictures I took in the 1980s with my Instamatic 100.
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. The everyday objects, human benings 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 underlying the way we perceive and consume that is prevalent in our society.