they look for…

…animals but all they find are trees. A new publication.

(photo credit: Studio Chokli)

While visiting Corcovado and other national parks in Costa Rica, I noticed other visitors were mostly interested in finding and spotting species of the animal kingdom. I found that they didn’t give the best part of the nature in those places the attention it deserved: the immense richness of species of the plant kingdom. Especially the amount of different tree species that can be found was ungraspable. During the visits, hikers are guided so they won’t get lost but I ended up getting lost while editing the photographs years after actually being there: trying and retrying endless combinations of photographs or parts of photographs while following the directions of plant growth or their shades of green. It was an extension of the journey and an interesting challenge to convey this experience into a publication.

(photo credit: Studio Chokli)

The publication is published and printed by Buroform as part of the Café Cliché event “Let’s Talk About Books, Baby”, which was on the 6th of October 2022. Buroform is a printing house in Mechelen, Belgium, which every year organises a get together focused on 1 specific printing topic. This time, four publications were made and presented, explaining everything about printing techniques, material choices and binding methods.

The book is designed by Tina De Souter. Working with Tina was a bless: we immediately synced. For instance, the first meeting we proposed the same paper for the book block: Woodstock Grigio and Betulla by Fedrigoni.  I couldn’t be more satisfied with the result of our collaboration. You can find more information about her work on her website.

The book is available at the TMSN ShopBuroform and Tipi Bookshop.

Lastly, a special edition is also available, which includes a RISO print by SO-RI studio. . It is printed by a RISO duplicator (EZ517e) on Biotop (90gsm) in Yellow, Green and Black RISO ink. This results in a real green explosion. A magnificent result which both opposites and accords the publication.

The special edition is available at TMSN Shop and Tipi Bookshop in edition of 9 (+1 artist print). Every print is unique so be sure to check it out.

More prints coming soon.

random three, buy local and ccc

Last year I published a photobook titled an essay on the concave city corner, the reward of a long and intensive process of photographing, conceptualising, studying, designing and writing. After spending a lot of time and energy on that single project, I needed something less complex, for a change: bringing random images together, without too much contemplation or purpose. One result is this series of three photographs shot in the city.

I decided to make them available as prints, partly due to the Buy Local event at the Kunsthal in Ghent, a Summer Salon of art with more than 500 works of artists with a clear connection with the city. Paintings, prints, sculptures, photography and textile works, as well as a happening and offered services all together make up a well-filled exhibition in the style of the former Paris Salons, and of course all for sale.

(photo credit: Michiel De Cleene)

Prints are available through the TMSN shop in two versions: a borderless edition of 10 and a slightly larger with border edition of 5. There is also a framed version available on request. But you can also view and buy a framed random three city #2 at the Kunsthal in Ghent until the last weekend of August (you need to book a time slot).

an essay on the concave city corner is still available for sale in the TMSN shop. In case you missed it and are interested in finding out what’s going on in the book, the above video explains on how to analyse a concave city corner. If that confuses rather than convinces you, you might want to read this excellent review at collector dialy to have a more clear idea.

Also available at Tipi Bookshop; Reminders Photography Stronghold; and distributed by Idea Books.

exhibition: mentmentor [photographs]

Some photographs of the essay on a concave city corner installation at the mentormentor group exhibition in Ghent in December 2018.

featured: european photography magazine

The Photobook Week Aarhus dummy award has been featured in issue 104 of the European Photography Magazine, it includes three short features of the top 3 finalists and some background about the award and the festival. It is available here.

a day in drake bay, costa rica.

composition, clervaux wanderweg c.

construction combination experiment: the gravel heap.

construction combination: prada and kunsthalle. the future lies with the city.

construction in costa rica.

concrete canopy, purcell st., london, 2015.

braithwaite st. formely known as wheler st., London, 2015.

a provisional composition ‘von Fischmarkt nach Blankenese’, hamburg, 2015

speicherstadt, hamburg, 2015.

von kibbelsteg, hamburg, 2015.

composition, hamburg, 2015.

i like the shadow II, Hamburg, 2015.

plant & shadow, hamburg, 2015.

i like the shadow, hamburg, 2015

the edge of planten un blomen, hamburg, 2015.

self reflection at the tropengewächshäuser in hamburg.

concave city corner in brussels, bruxelles, brussel, brüssel, …, a tribute for the day before yesterday.

Heinrich-Hertz-Turm im Planten un Blomen, Hamburg.

Weiß und Blau, Weidenallee, Hamburg.

Rot und Grau, Flakturm IV, Hamburg.

last series, phillipines.

jeepney & island green.

texture in el nido I. also: turquoise.

texture in el nido II.

a quick frame in the corner of an eye.

b&y in palawan.

complicated coron, palawan.

repeat texture in palawan diptich part 2

repeat texture in palawan diptich part 1

layer upon layer in palawan.

texture gradient in palawan.

not here.
1 week ago.

52 weeks ago.

there is no structure in island time.

there is no structure in island time

blue, manila.