"Hommage a Samuel van Hoogstraten"
The photograph was taken after the painting Feigned Letter Rack with Writing Implements, 1655, by Samuel van Hoogstraten.
Biography: �I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fantasy to what is positively trivial.� Charles Baudelaire, poet and art critic
They are undeniably photos, and yet my work might be said to be almost non-photographic. The subject is not important, only the intrinsic value of the image.
I reduce my models to a form, line, concept or theme. This results in picturesque contours, the monsters of my fantasy.
Struck by our corresponding view on art, I started a dialogue with the art...