The Bluebells Beside Us Unnoticed
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The Bluebells Beside us Unnoticed

I often wonder why places are so much lovelier when I'm alone.

'The Bluebells Besides Us Unnoticed' is a meditation on the beauty of life reflected by simple object, interior, street portraits. By focusing on this, I get a grip on life. By photographing what fascinates me, I accept myself as I am. At that moment I feel no restrictions or fear. The search for and recognition of my identity is what I photograph. As Albert Einstein said, "I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity." I'm discovering that aspect and need in life.

Society tells you 'together it's more cozy'. Solitude seems to be a taboo subject. "O really, are you going alone?" It often has a negative association.

I project my self-chosen solitude on what I photograph, scenes which tell a story of their own. When I address someone with the question of photographing them, I will limit our contact to a few minutes and isolate my subjects in their thoughts. I want to wonder; wonder what goes on behind the appearance. The real answers might only disappoint me, I tell myself. And I don't need them. The urge to experience my own imagination exceeds the need for long-term human contact. Space for imagination is all I ask.