To learn more about him and his practice, Futures asked him a few questions and invited him for the Futures Instagram takeover during this week.
Photography became one of the most common ways of communication and the main source of information. Since it has this huge influence on how we perceive reality, I think of the camera as an extension of human sight. This attitude is represented in most of my work. I try to test the human perception, especially how we look at photographic images. I think it is a very important question, because digitalization, VR and 3D technologies change the role and function of photography.
I try to reflect on the function of this medium in my works. When I develop a project, I usually tear down the problem to different segments and I concentrate on them separately. After that, I plan the images in mind and I only grab the camera when I made up every detail. This way I can get a fragmented, but multiperspective approach on the same issue. After all, when I finally have multiple images, they converge into a series on their own. I only have to fill the gaps. This is one of the great things I love in photography.
Unseen Amsterdam was a great place to meet and talk with artists and curators from all around Europe. I welcome every framework which provides this kind of communication, since it was not only a chance to exhibit at the art fair, but to meet everyone in person.
I am especially lucky, since I was selected for finalists of the ING Unseen Talent Award among all the Futures talents. It was a unbelievable expreience for me to get into the spotlight and to work with the professional team of Unseen Amsterdam. I got a huge amount of feedbacks, ideas and inspiration during the whole process. I can benefit from all of these in the future, for sure.
I plan to continue working on this idea from a different approach to have a deeper understanding of the changing function of photography. Furthermore, I will try to be present at other international photography platforms and art fairs as well. For example, you could have found my works at Paris Photo recently.