I’m a documentary photographer and my work is about how form, colour and light are used within architecture and public space and how this effects the perception of the space. I portray spaces where we live, work and recreate. I use photography to document spaces that show how they are constructed for our needs.
They are made for us humans. But I feel that, because of economical and technological reasons, they sometimes lack a sense of humanism. We enormously trust that technology will change everything, but we blindly have the faith that our morals, our behaviour will never change.
Since I moved from a little town to a large city, my perspective changed. The city was overwhelming with size, shapes and colours. I came to realise that a space interacts with my emotions and I started to follow that path. The city and landscape are constantly in movement and development. I try to understand why my surroundings look the way they look. I try to research why these surroundings change and ask what it does with the perception and what it does with me.
We have no control on how the environment looks or feels. The government has planned every planted tree, every stone and every object within public space. Architecture isn’t only objects; they shape and give meaning to our surroundings. It’s something that we can touch, smell, hear and experience.
Architecture shouldn’t be focused on the ego’s of its maker but instead should be more focused on the emotion of the passer-by, it’s user. Every choice that is made creates a different kind of experience of a space. I want to question these decisions. For every choice there could have been a different one. I want to aks the viewer if this is the way forward, because for me, the way forward isn’t always the way forward.