‘alles is er al’ / ‘everything is already’ there is my graduation project. I used to have lots of ideas for my end series. Then a book and a pandemic came in between and I somehow lost my inspiration. Suddenly, I didn’t know what to make or where to start anymore. The fact that we were in lockdown mode did not help. Then I remembered the lesson from my previous book ‘Play’: just begin, it always turns into something. With this in mind, I picked up my camera, went outside and just started taking photos in my neighborhood, with no purpose other than to get started. Similarly, I started taking objects from my house or found on the street to my studio to photograph. I just followed what I felt like shooting, not thinking in terms of good or bad, just doing [moving], focussing on my nearby surroundings.
What started as a seemingly random collection of images eventually transformed into a new series. A series that is about how I don’t need to reach in order to create because everything is already there, right in front of me. All I have to do is see it. A series also about seeing and cherishing the beauty in the small, the simple, the everyday.