THIS IS AN EXCERPT FROM A REVIEW OF MY SERIES, "GLASS", FROM A 'LENS CULTURE' EDITORAL.
"There is a.... personal thread that runs through your work, that cannot pass unnoticed. Besides the aesthetic coherence, the pictures express a particular viewpoint about yourself and others. You see, whereas the glass, reflections, and enclosures may give us a glimpse into the lives of others, they also operate as personal symbols, indicators of how you see yourself in the noisy world of the city. The prolific photographer Lisette Model once said that "the camera is an instrument of detection. We photograph not only what we know but also what we do not know." The way I see it, I find that the pictures tell more about you than you probably think. Speaking about your technique, I would say that it is quite meticulous and detail-oriented. Through an array of visual ingredients, each frame manifests the noise and overstimulation of the cityscape, with which the nameless person tries to get a grip on themselves. There is a melancholic feeling that emerges from the pictures, and the way you see the people around you. The glass is a barrier between you and the subject, that puts the viewer into a clearly observational mode. I see no defects in the pictures. The monochrome format provides the necessary abstraction to elevate the approach from simply representational to poetic. The snapshot aesthetic if you will, gives a sense of spontaneity in the work as the subject appears to be unprepared, therefore realistic, to be captured. This beautiful blend of poetry and spontaneity creates the fascination of the work. At the same time, your approach expresses artistic independence, and that's a lofty goal in and of itself."
Photo Editor, "Lens Culture Magazine", Amsterdam, Netherlands 2021
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