"How far is a lightyear?"
Project info

Paris-Photo Carte Blanche Award 2018
Paris-Photo Maison Ruinart Prize 2018

„How far is a lightyear?“ (2005-2018) investigates fatherhood, love and the development of identity trough family.
We follow the viewpoint of a boy who resembles the state of balancing two conflicting sides, while being stuck in the firing line of a bad love story.

The title stems from a question I asked my father when I first met him in 2005, references the passed time since he left my family again and the medium of photography.
The series uses a 3D Renderings/Scan method consisting out of the only images I took of my father when dating back to 2005 when I was 9 years old.

Through this method of digitally piecing and reconstructing him with the images I have left, I have the chance to make my father tangible in a digital space as I try to make a portrait without physical contact – hinting at the longing for a father, emotional and physical distance but simultaneously resentment due to his actions.