as I know his work, I've always been fascinated by the way Lee Friedlander in
his street scenes uses a kind of personal signature by also photographing his
own shadow or reflection, usually without this being the main subject in the
photo. Thereby breaking the taboo one shouldn’t making his shadow of reflection
making visible in the photograph.
freedom to use my own shadow and reflection as a kind of surreal game to play
with the observed reality and then capture and fix it with the photo camera,
that freedom I have more or less stolen from him. In the images I sometimes
make with my own shadow and / or reflection, I am indebted to him. I do not
mind. In the exhibition "SELFIES / SELF-PORTRAITS. Wtf! © Jaap
Bijsterbosch", which can be seen in February 1017 in Gallery WM I'm going
to show a small selection of such images.
(Bel), 16/8/2016 2.52 pm. Middle: Cork (Ire), 4/9/2016, 11.12 am. Under Galway
(Ire), 15/9/2016, 6.16 pm.
Labels: Ierland, paard, reflectie, schaduw