American Power – Mitch Epstein

American Power is an active response to the American Dream gone haywire. My project focuses on the United States not only because I am American, but because the U.S. has exported its model of unrestricted growth around the world in the form of mass consumerism, corporatism, and sprawl. (Epstein...

Bastiaan Woudt (b. 1987)- Aesthetica Feb./March 2020

In this issue of Aesthetica Magazine an interview with the Dutch photographer; Bastiaan Woudt. His work looks classical but underneath is a very digital approach. He tries not to “think” about a plan, a mood board or even subjects. He works from “gut feeling” and is lead by a...

Waffenruhe – Michael Schmidt

My tutor suggested the book “Waffenruhe” by Michael Schmidt (Schmidt et al., 2018). His work is not specifically about light, but it is a perfect interpretation and depiction of the atmosphere. The closing text by Janos Frecot is stunningly applicable and translates the breathtaking and silently loaded images in...

Alex Prager – Silver Lake Drive

William Eggleston’s 1970s Americana was the ins[oration for the autodidactic Alex Prager, and it shows. Her work is surreal or hyper-real if you want, with a dark twist in overly bright colours and clean aesthetics. The viewer can’t help to search for stories and meaning, but Prager’s intentions are...

Eli Durst – Community

Stunning series in BJP December 2019 on the work “Community” by Eli Durst.  A series of monochrome images. People and groups interacting for personal or religious means. In a search for purpose, is it spiritual? The series provides an almost sectarian religious atmosphere. The light the faces, the expressions....

Robbie Lawrence – Blackwater River

In the BJP December 2019, I was introduced to the work of Robbie Lawrence and Sala Elise Patterson. An intense journey to the deep south of Georgia America in the first year of Trump’s presidency. The work is close, swamp, black, forest, moss and river, as you can imagine...

Jimmy Marble

Jimmy Marble is a director, photographer, and muralist living in Los Angeles, CA. His work is characterized by its use of colour, irreverent aesthetics, modern surrealism, and pop. (Nowness. 2019) Introduced in Aesthetica Magazine November 2019 with an interview and some of his recent work. The interview was initiated...

Daniel Arnold

October 1, 2019

Tom Wood

In BJP November 2019 the 1951 Irish born Tom Wood is introduced to me. Again it seems an autodidactic photographer caught my eye and inspires me more than external educated ones. A subtle reference to connect to in the interview: “I don’t have a method when I photograph. I...

Berenice Abbot – Huis Marseille

New exhibition Berenice Abbot in Huis Marseille, one of the important photography musea in Amsterdam. Below an introduction from curator Estrella de Diego, Professor of Modern Art at the Complutense University of Madrid and Julia van Haaften   This autumn Huis Marseille will present a large retrospective of the...