Regina van der kloet
With this project I want to embark on a journey where everything I shoot is determined by what I have shot before it. I will keep my eyes open for reoccurring moments revealing themselves in daily life. Reality remaking itself.
By looking for similar situations in different settings, by leaving out the context of a certain moment and just showing that little slice of reality, the eye of the viewer is focused on something that might otherwise be overlooked. By showing something recognizable in a strange surrounding the meaning of the subject is at the same time altered and amplified, and the imagination of the viewer is sparked.
During the first few days of the final period I will shoot some images as a starting point. After that everything I shoot will be, in one way or another, influenced by a previous image. What I see will depend on what I look for, what I look for will depend on what I’ve seen. I want to document reality remaking itself and let this search take me to places I might otherwise not go, giving the story room to unfold itself
To engage the viewers in this process, to take them on this journey with me, I will use the ability of the Sony Xperia to directly upload images onto a blog I will create for this occasion, linking to the images they are a consequence of.
In the final stage a condensed edit will be made. By reordering images, another context will be created. Another story will be told. Reality will be remade.
I’m not a photographer, I’m a little girl pointing her finger at things, saying “Look at that!” Sometimes almost questioning, wanting to unravel the mysteries of life, soetimes admiring those mysteries so much I hope they will never be explained.
The camera helps me look at the world with fresh eyes and enables me to show other people the world as I see it: a bit crazy, sometimes a bit hard, but always something beautiful hidden in there, too.
In my work there is a strong emphasis on context. The image controlled as much by what is left out as by what is shown. A new context is created in which a story is told that is as much real as it is fantasy, as much hard as it is poetic, as much obvious as it is obscure.
I am a Dutch woman in her thirties, living and working in Amsterdam. I don’t have a photographic or artistic education, but have been expressing myself creatively for as long as I can remember. The last three or four years this has been mostly through photography, and I am not bored by it yet.