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Sunday, 2 February 2014
Fantasy - Not for the unorganized types
'Anna and Eve'
& Eve” is a long term narrative project that I started to work on in
2005. This project (as well as most of my work) dwells in between
fantasy and documentary. Even though, all the scenes are staged, they
reveal a real relationship of a mother and her daughter. Anna and Eve
were particularly interesting to me, when I first met them in 2005,
because the boundary between the child and the adult woman was blurred
to an unusually high degree. This was primarily due to the mother’s
young age (23); it seemed at times that she was more of a child than her
3 year-old daughter. It was often hard to tell who held the power and
control between the two, and who was learning the essence of being a
human in this world.
always interested in folk tales as a representation of common knowledge,
and their influence on children’s perception of good and bad, and of
morality. Therefore, in the earlier series I often applied to my
photography a frame of a myth or a folk tale. These photographs are not
based on particular tales; rather, they are new myths that represent
through phantasmagoric scenes my interpretation of the real relationship
of this mother and daughter.
more recent works, however, I decided to blur the line between the
fantasy and their real life to a much higher extent. The little girl
becomes so much more aware of everything that is going on in her life.
She makes her first steps into adulthood, but at the same time she is
still a child who lives in her own world.
Cinematic Narrative Photogmontages
I use photography to explore questions about who we are, how we perceive and the ways we in which live.
All of my work is a process of selecting, editing and piecing together seperate photos to form a continuous coherent image. I refer to them as cinematic narrative photomontages - literall cinematic fictions meant to seem like "snapshots of reality". The implication is that what we call reality is a creation based on the limitations of our perceptions.