Interior & Design

Reflections on glass & windows

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

// Roald Dahl

In my work I've tried to orchestrate elements from our common environment into a composition that, like music, exists for its own sake, without regard to moral or didactic issues. In connection to painting my work might fall under magic realism, photographs of realistic style of imaginary or fantasy scenes or images. The work is created with reflections captured in windows. Images from the inside and outside, forward and backward meet and together form a new combination of elements that interplay with each other. They exist only on the two dimensional surface of that window which acts as a thin slice that moves through space capturing selected elements of the world around it and bringing them together into one image.

These elements are controlled arrangements according to the laws of chance. But the juxtaposition of the elements and their unnatural combination creates the effect of dreamlike or incongruous quality, which is the effect that I desire and capture with my camera. I am not trying to recreate reality but to fuse images originating in the physical world with the viewers imagination. They blur the distinction between the real and the fabricated. I use the reflections as a tool to get the desired effect to create the magic of a new mystical world.