The Black Hole




The colour blue is traditionally associated with the sky and water, representing the infinite or tranquil. Anouk Kruithof created a photographic experiment that capturing the soul of the 21 individuals pictured by provoking her subjects into certain emotional states in front of the camera. By using a self-timer she prevented herself from capturing a “photo moment”. Becoming Blue p[ortrays a complex human transformation phase in which people unravel before they gather themselves again. Another photography book from Anouk Kruithof,The Black Hole, was created in collaboration with Jaap Scheeren and fits completely into this month’s theme: Black. An interviewer once asked the photographers about their future after art school for an article entitled The Black Hole. Inspired by this theme they shot a series of pictures on black outs, the universe, depression and actual black holes. A spell binding aspect of this series is the almost completely black pages, a closer look at which reveals a hidden subject. This surprising, somewhat absurd photo project is a mind game in which the different pictures can be linked and interpreted in many different ways. Play it and get caught up in The Black Hole.