– Auto-Portraits through Time & Space –
The idea behind this series of autoportraits was to emphasize the malleable nature of the human face. Also, was I interested in capturing reality. But in continuous & successive time-lapse. So that I could have a grip of how life and events influence both the way we look and the way we look at a camera and thus transmit our life experience to the world we live in and to the people around us. Also how does it influence the way we see ourselves. And it is quite interesting to observe it on ourselves over a long period of time. In different settings. Different places. Different lights. Different circumstances and differents moods. At the beginning, in the middle or at the end of very different days. How does our facial expression, our smile, our sight, our eyebrow, our haircut, our eyes, our mouth do reflect our inner and outer reality and the real-time in which we are present. At that very moment. At different day time. I ask myself: did I always want to smile to the camera? Was I sometimes tired? Or sad? Is my smile genuine? Did I cry just before? Why? Was I happy and blessed when taking the picture or sad and depressed?
What is my story? The story that lies on these pictures.
What was my reality? On that particular day. And how does my face reflect it. In the most visible, continuous & natural way. It is as if I had taken the temperature of my inner-self day after day. And made that temperature show up on the picture.