Cast off by Sander Martens

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© Sander Martens

From the series "Twilight". In the past months I've been searching for an overarching theme for the "Pretty distorted" series. I still like the title and might continue using it for a separate project. However, I decided to restrict the series to wilted flowers as the main subject. Each photo is created in two steps using the mixed-media approach I recently developed to add controlled chaos and a tactile quality to the work. In addition, each photo is about the transition between life and death, hence the new title "Twilight".  

In style... by Sander Martens

Whoop whoop, my first museum expo! Today, Theo van Doesburg’s art was taken from the wall to make room for my work! As part of the exhibition “Beyond Dada en de Stijl Part I/Perfect imperfection” Museum Dr888 will show eight of my photos from January 26th till March 4th! I’m happy to invite you to the festive opening on Friday evening January 26th, complete with DJ and cocktails and free entrance to the museum…!   

Pakje kunst by Sander Martens

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Fulfilled any New Year's resolutions already? How about treating yourself with a pack of art [pakje kunst] instead of cigarettes? Starting from February 1st, you can do this by using the recycled cigarette machine at Sûnenz in Drachten, the Netherlands. And what's more, you may even find my work in it! Not only might it be more fulfilling than a smoke, it is guaranteed to be more healthy!

Time to play by Sander Martens

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© Sander Martens

First photographic highlight of the year: Teach the teachers! I had the pleasure to organise a masterclass on fine art food photography & the art of perception for the photography teaching team of ROC De Friese Poort in Drachten, the Netherlands!

Black & white by Sander Martens