Fake Flowers Gone Bad — In a way the world s it shows itself to us is fake. Or at least altered in a way it would suit us better by people who think so. Fake flowers were made so they can last and hold their colour. The colour they have is the colour they got. When the go bad, in a way, they show me their true colours.
Fake Flowers in Full Colour — Is it possible to create a three dimensional colour seperation? That was the question that triggerd us (photographer Jaap Scheeren and me) to start this experiment. A bouquet of fake flowers was arranged as starting and striving point. The next step was to create four still lives of this bouquet: one in Cyan, one in Magenta, one in Yellow and one in Black. These stillives were photographed and merged into one image. In theory this should have been the same as the startingpoint, but in practice it became “Fake Flowers In Full Colour”.
Flowers in Red, Green and Blue — This work derived from a work I made with designer Hans Gremmen, Fake Flowers in Full Colour. In this project we were thinking about the reproduction and representation since it’s both the outcome of working in photography and making photobooks. As you can read about in the above section.
This new project came about when thinking about how the world represents itself to me. No light no world for me to see. Plus also I need light to make a photograph. Objects and people reflect and absorb light to show us their colours. What does this light consist off? You can make white light out of the combination of a red, a green and a blue light, if you put them in the right intensity. I searched and found when this would be the case and used this to make images. After a search it made the most sense to make a picture of a bouquet of flowers. Therefore this series is called Flowers in red, green and blue. Explanation of what happens: there where all lights are present it is white so shows the original colour of the object. Where one of the flashes is less present because it was blocked by a leaf or stem or just because it’s further away, you see a change of colour. Green and blue will be cyan, green and red will turn yellow and red and blue will turn purple.
The arrangement of the flowers is made by Denise Collignon.