Paper planes is a combination of the three photographic genres i love the most.
Fashion, still life, and fine art. It can be seen as therapy for a creative grey zone, a period of creative blockage wich needs to be solved. Many symbolic values can be attached: the need for creative freedom, the need to return to 'shooting for joy', or simply the wish to fly. Paper planes also reflect the disposability of modern day visual culture, fast fashion industry, and therefore a general human condition. When my father -an artist- died in july 2015, i felt a strong need for creative renewal. A way to re-invent what i was doing, why, and for who. next to being shaken up on personal and emotional level, the loss of someone so close had an impact on my ability to create. I realised that a lot happened on subconcious level and auto-pilot.The movement of folding a page into a plane, almost a reference to childlike playfullness, forces me to be in the moment and reflect on my course as photographer and person.
Work in progress, 2017