series |  Form over function

Published in Form over function (book), New Dutch Photo Talent 2017 (book) & Villa d'Arte (glossy magazine)    |    Exhibited at Art'otel A'dam, Museum Dr888 & Ann's Art Gallery    |    Review by LensCulture

Vegetables and fruit embody a certain urgency; sooner or later we will have to eat a lot more of them than we currently do. Aside from their pivotal role in feeding future generations across the globe, I find their aesthetic quality, variety in texture, and fleetingness captivating. Amplified by the interaction between subject and background, the resulting images – that are both graphical and raw – go beyond the mundane.

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A good photograph must have the element of good design: Everything within the photograph has to be essential. It’s never like a painting where you can have it perfect. It shouldn’t be absolutely perfect. That would kill it.
— Leonard Freed

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