The road must be straight, lined with trees at regular intervals. A country road, which immediately reminds me of France. But it might be an entirely different place altogether, one cannot tell. The photographer must have stood on that road, with his camera aimed at the vanishing point. Although it is the middle of the day, the road disappears into pitch-black darkness. The camera must have been very unsteady,causing the tree trunks to be out of focus and vague, with tree-tops flaring out wildly and no longer resembling branches or foliage in anyway. Instead, they more resemble thick smoke creeping along the ceiling. This makes the image shimmer and roar, like a hellish fire burning.
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Fons Brasser, originally a graphic artist, was the first Dutch exponent of new-documentary photography in the 1980s. Frits Berends boasts a long list of work for international magazines and brands. A talk between two different photographers who also have things in common.
Photography has been with us for over 165 years and is more popular than ever. In 1997 around three billion rolls of film were sold world-wide. This corresponds with 67 billion photos, or more than 2700 new photos per second. But nowadays photographic behaviour can no longer be calculated, since almost everybody looks at the world through a digital camera. An angle on the causes and effects.
A painting or photo to hang in your home. Nowadays people are looking at both with a buyer’s eye. The Dutch market for contemporary art photography has become mature, people are saying. But how do you go about it when you want to buy an art photo? Where should you go and what price should you pay?