The longer I work with photos, the more mysterious they become. I scratch or cut open the extremely thin photo layers. I then end up in a boundless space filled with vague spots, words, fragments of text and/or chunks of images. Due to this subjective way of working, I find new data behind my photos. This creates new poetic images that go far beyond the credibility of the captured moment on my photos. For me, a photo is no longer a proof or document but a signifier to find my own truth.
I constantly explore the boundaries between meaning and suggestion. My works gradually become more abstract, but there is always a notion of a photographed moment present. Together with the words I have found, these snippets of photo act as hints to a possible interpretation of my works.
Since 1984 I have been working with photography and text. After many years of working on documentary photo series with the urban landscape as the main theme, I am now working on autonomous photo-text combinations again.www.korriebesems.nl