I am obsessed with exploring language and time by means of photography, and also to create work exploiting the specific context of a place, most of the time through a wide angle lens. The main source of inspiration is language, and also, in a physical sense, flea markets and cemeteries, and dictionaries and encyclopaedias. I have chosen, mostly in order to create a generalizing label for my work, the term »Photolinguistics«—as an endeavour to create an artistic identity, with image and language being its main elements.When I was studying linguistics at the university, I discovered Ferdinand de Saussure and his thoughts on the arbitrary relationship between »le signifiant« (the sound, the word, the sign,
the form) and »le signifié« (the concept/object, the meaning, the content), i.e. that there is no given connection between them. This has characterized my work since then, and in my photography I often allude to that.