Though the camera is a big part of the many tools I use, I don’t directly wanna call myself a photographer. The photographic part is more a means then a goal of its own. Like a painter has the freedom, by use of color and form, to create his image to his own imagination of reality, I take the freedom to form, that what the camera perceives, to my imagination by use of postprocessing.
I don’t register, I create. Each setting is build as if I were a sculptor. Often one and the other is collected, painted and built first, before a setting is created. I make a lot use of colors that can work contrasting to each other or bring tranquility in the image.
Growing up in an unsafe environment, there was a big need for recognition and acceptation. A very vulnerable boy that tries to keep afloat and doesn’t dare to show his vulnerability. I put the vulnerability back in my work. Inter-human relationships are playing a big part. By the static of the image and the mutual distance, I want the viewer to wonder how these relationships to each other are.