What do we see?
An ordinary photo suddenly becomes unique when we hear that it was taken, for instance, by Elvis.
Just like words in a sentence, the image also only gains meaning within a certain context.
We often think we already know what we see, while the story or meaning behind it turns out to be something completely different.
This photo series is a playful attempt
to question 'what' we see.
Kolosseum came to me as a vision, something I had dreamed about .
I imagined that long time ago there was a museum with very high ceilings and arch shape doorways in the heart of Italy where all these huge statues where on display .
I imagined that there must have been a photographer that time to record it all .
Then I imagined that years later I would walk around a small second hand market in Naples,Italy and bump into the negatives of this photographer ..
After waking up I started building the images I had dreamed up in the studio with my friend Roland Mylanus (art direction). After the pictures where taken and selected I thought it would be wonderful to see the pictures as etchings , photogravures . And Luc Brefeld was the master who prepped and printed the pictures.
The images are presented through The Kahmann Gallery
@ Haute Photography 2023
photogravure etching on 21x29 cm etching paper
editions of 5 each with 2 AP prints.