Urbanautica is an interesting platform with a large and ever-growing collection of in-depth interviews with photographers from all over the world. I have recently been interviewed by Steve Bisson for Urbanautica myself (read the interview here) and subsequently I became Urbanautica's Curator for The Netherlands. This means that I will occasionally interview Dutch photographers and artists that interest me. The interviews are gathered on this page. So far, I have interviewed Heleen Peeters & Paul Bogaers.
'Fragments of memories, stories and dreams inspire my projects. I want my photographs to leave room for imagination, where the world of objects transforms into a world of visions. No matter how often I work with analogue techniques, every result feels special; the emergence of form out of formlessness. By highlighting this process, I would like to harness the ephemeral of the moments I portray.'
'From the beginning, I have had a love-hate relationship with photography. I’ve always regarded it as a most interesting medium, but very limited compared to my needs. Photography is at its best in showing what the visible word looks like – as a record of appearance. This can be very convenient, which is precisely the reason why today’s world is overflowed with photos. An artist, however, searches for a medium that he can use as a means of expression. Photography in this respect is far more difficult to use than for instance drawing or painting. But of course, this difficulty makes it so very exciting at the same time. It is difficult, but not impossible.’
More interviews await in the future.