“I hope you love Birds too”
I start intuitively, without a detailed plan. I rely on serendipity. In this way I find unexpected discoveries without looking for anything. On my daily walks, I take pictures of the things I accidentally see appearing in the margins of my field of vision. The banal and "boring" things that you would not immediately pay attention to without a camera, because you walk past them so often.
There is a play on the light that changes constantly. The puzzle pieces come together in the process of looking and photographing. I wander around and play, amazed by the beauty in my everyday environment. A kind of beauty with a gloomy edge.
The game with the puzzle pieces continues after the walks. I look for the right rhythm and order of my images. Repetitions show that I still come across the same places while wandering, and that the same things keep changing in a different light and time. Browsing through my photo book you always get to the same thing. Repetition here also suggests being stuck in a gloomy time when I discover a beauty.
I hope you love Birds too. It is economical.
It saves going to Heaven.”
Letter from Emily Dickinson (1885)