1 Two Tree (2013 – 2016)
photographs on forestry in Finland, Sweden, France and Belgium
The landscapes I have photographed over the past years cannot be unambiguously regarded as natural or cultural landscapes. In the same way, it is not clear in this work what the most appropriate representation of reality is: a drawing, a photo, a negative or print. Although the photographic image has remained my starting point in this work, I question the self-evident connection with the natural reality that it has taken on in our consciousness.
1: a blank sheet. 24 white prints in three layers of titanium white on single weight baryta paper. Edition 1 + 1 artist proof.
Two: a forest on a drawing table. A series ‘photographic’ drawings of 54 negatives, complemented by notes of measurements taken in the field. This series is presented as a hand-drawn sketchbook in an edition of 10. Each book contains a ‘multi-layered’ carbon print of one of the negatives in a 28 x 48 cm format. No edition will be printed.
A block of 12 prints from negative 134, each printed in 3 layer carbon color in which the order of colors is variable.
Tree: a collection in time and in space is the last part of the 1 Two Tree project. In this part trees from different negatives are brought together as a collection, based on the concepts of time and space. Carbon print from a digital negative, 23×57 cm. Edition 3 + 2 A.P.
Cette montagne c’est moi (2006-2011)
68 landscape photographs from slag heaps from the coal mining industry in Belgium, France, Wales, Germany and Poland. 12×20 inch large format photography. For this project I reformulated the 19th century technique of carbon printing. Negatives were printed with coal from the actual slag heap itself. Edition of 5 + 2 artist proofs
Près de Mont St. Victoire (2005)
18 landscapes of the Mont St. Victoire, France. 12×20 inch large format photography, printed in platinum on Arches. This project is considered as a personal study.
Polderland NL/FL (2004 →)
15 landscapes of the Flevopolder, land gained by the sea in the Netherlands. 12×20 inch large format photography, printed in platinum on Arches. All prints have different hues. Edition of 10
10 portraits and 12 urban landscapes of the destroyed neighborhood Roombeek, Enschede, Netherlands.The district was hit by a fireworks explosion on May 13, 2000. 8×10 and 11×14 large format photography, mixed technique.
In contact met Nagele (1999 – 2005)
Part I (1999)
9 panoramic images of the village. Each panorama consist of 10 different pictures, contact printed in platinum on Arches (5×30 inch)
Part II (2000)
26 portraits of villagers. 11×14 inch large format photography, printed in platinum on Arches.
Part III (2001-2004)
26 sites and situations in the village. 11×14 inch large format photography, printed in platinum on Arches.
Part IV (2005)
4 landscapes: moving out of the village. 12×20 inch large format photography, printed in platinum on Arches.