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Documentary photography series. About man and animal relationship, empathy, animal rights, portraiture, otherness.
How and why we look at an animal – and do we meet the same gaze when we look at each other? The answer is revealed via this documentary work A KIND OF YOU (2013), in the ingenious and diabolical means used to harness the animal to the service of humankind.
Via the relationship between nature and culture I want to explore the human capacity for empathy and the ways we confront otherness. Underlying all this is an uncertainty about and awareness of our place in the world, which allows us to call into question and reflect on our relationship with the surrounding space.
Simultaneously grotesque and beautiful, familiar and yet anonymous. This is the situation that I have aimed at. It makes the images and the interpretation of them fragile, but at the same time gives the pictures a depth that makes them human.
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