Casper Fitzhue is a Romanian-born photographic artist living and working from Antwerp, Belgium often working with language and the book format.
Recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. Producing work about inner emotional spaces, outer space, and all the space in between.
ON THE WORK:
Cow Princess & The Spacetime Where We Re-Evaluate Our Feelings is a photo book and a story book, not a visual novel. The parallel narratives intertwine at points but otherwise tell their own stories. The design of the book mirrors that, with the body text used as a conscious footnote.
This 112p book, hand-bound and colour printed on matte photographic paper was two years in the making and will never be sold for profit. It travels, from person to person, like a tourist.
The project is a collaboration par excellence. On the first level, it is the brainchild of photographer Casper Fitzhue and graphic artist Alexander Voutchkov, from a story written by the first. Secondly, the interspersed textual narrative grew together with the models, actors and dancers photographed, whose stories were added to the main narrative. In a literal sense, the book grew with the effort of everyone involved. Thirdly, a lot of the images were produced on 13, 14, 15 of April during an event-performance organised in Antwerp. It was then that around 40 local creatives (photographers, stylists, makeup artists, light technicians, dancers) came together to realise a vision, a sort of movie never to be seen, as a mass collaboration.
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