Photographs of flowers from a summer past. Colourful memories with vague contours. I came upon the botanical gardens in full bloom one summer and missed it so the following winter. Next summer I went back and discovered how it really looked. The flowers of yesteryear will always be more beautiful, so those were the ones I wanted to capture on film.
The series consists of 50 photographs. Presented as an installation, lying on a green carpet on the floor unmounted.
inkjet on watercolour paper
Signed, no edition - 20cm x 30 cm
Natural Design 1
I make prints of the small things in nature. The things that make up the parts of the pattern in the larger landscape. The closeness to the motif when it is physically touching the film makes an imprint more natural than the fanciest lighting and filter use. The darkroom light brutally cuts through the thinner leaves and draws a perfect line along all sharp contours. The picture is left as an atomic imprint after the mushroom cloud has been sucked out throught the ventilation system.
A series of images made without a camera but as darkroom photograms on sheet film.
Handmade selenium-toned silverhalid fiberprints
Handmade selenium-toned silvergelatin fiberprints
Natural Design 2
Shadows photographed, a motif with recognizable shape but without physical form. The motif remembered and described. A colourful portrait made through a veil of distance and memory.
The series consists of 15 colour photographs of multi-exposed, projected shadows of traditional bouquet flowers.
Made on film, with a projector and handheld colour filters.
Handmade analogue c-prints