about: I have started my search for traces – the ghost of suburbia – in a Dutch working-class area that were awaiting demolition. The walls of the abandoned houses showed me a glimpse of the lives of the people who used to live there.I decided to make a book about the personal stories I discovered on the walls and combined them with pictures of the changing urban space. The personal stories exist in handwritten texts and images recorded by inhabitants of the past. The information in these are often an expression of their innermost feelings. Sometimes they bear witness of a dead-end situation and yet, in other cases they are proof of idealism, hope and resistance. Suburban Bliss consists of a book and a short film. Made possible with the financial support of Tesselschade-Arbeid Adelt.
material and size: book size: 140 x 195 mm, 136 pages, edition of 10, all books have unique wallpaper covers
tasks: concept, design and photography artist book and fundraising
about: reanimation of past lives in demolition area.
tasks: idea and realisation
about: a short film, that penetrates the unconsciousness in both images and sound Made in cooperation with Marc Heeman.
task: montage of mixed photo’s by Marc Heeman and me.
sound: Jasper Elings.
supported by: Stadsdeel Oost/Watergraafsmeer, het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Stroom Den Haag, Thuiskopiefonds, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord Holland, Woningcorporatie Ymere
tasks: co-organisation festival, photography & videography in cooperation with Marc Heeman. Music and Dance by Martijn Buinsters and Michel Angel Plukkel
about: Photographic work themed around the urban landscape. limited editions of prints available
title 01: shopping district
title 02: concrete swimming
title 03 big green country
title 04: road to nowhere
title 05: empty space
title 06: dog days
about: Photographic work themed around the the living other seeking shelter. limited editions of prints available