ARTIST STATEMENT

I believe that architecture and photography are two similar and complementary worlds. My architectural background has shaped my artistic vision and carved my photographic identity. I always look for one in the other and I always think of one in terms of the other.

Both artistic fields follow rules of composition, work with negative spaces, have an urge to frame spaces and lead the viewer or the visitor. They also both communicate a visual language, a certain narrative, without using explicit diction. It is also important to mention that architecture and photography both rely on one another.

Architecture makes for an interesting and widely sought out subject for photography: it offers various means of interpretation which also depend on the light and time of day, and, when inhabited, allows for a visual tension between the built environment and the individual that occupies it. On the other hand, photography gives architecture the means to be seen and known across space and time. Not only that, it also allows to emphasize parts of it, isolate others, exaggerate features, translate an essence, and so on. In other words, photography adds a layer of lecture to architecture.

When it comes to my work, I aim to create mental journeys and to design experiences. Photography allows me to utilize what architecture has to offer in a graphic sense and reinterpret it by experimenting with framing and or/or exposure techniques. The predominant language in my body of work is the omnipresence of lines, be it leading lines or lines overlapping, which always refers back to the architectural source of my approach, even when the subject entirely differs from it. Architecture, in my work, is more a way of thinking than a concrete field of application. I tend to head towards a more holistic approach which tackles spatial design in any aspect, though experimentation.

Whether it is translating a three dimensional space into a two dimensional surface, creating an intervention in an existing space, or designing an object in space, the common thread, to me, is the constant challenge to pursue stimulating and peculiar ways of envisioning ourselves and the world around us.