For the introduction and acquisition of my photographic work I developd a monograph. A meticulously crafted instrument consisting of several layers that represent different ideas applied in my work. Each layer, it’s material or colours also represent the cycles I performed to find a desired configuration (or a work if you will). The images that eventually appear in the monograph do not reproduce any of the configurations created in the studio, but each choice you make, cycling through layers, 'constructing’ an image using, rather simulates my recording process. The monograph is initially designed for promotional purposes, providing tangible insights and an introduction to my methods of working and thinking, but has slowly come to be a work in itself. An idea of wich the Japanese concept of tsutsumi is a very suitable testimonial.
Tsutsumi_ ”Every meticulously created object changes any offering into something that contains high symbolic value. Not because of it’s material vulnerability, but for it’s symbolic ritual. [..] Without actually opening it, the object already suggests the significance of it’s contents through the gentle and precise concealment of the packaging”
Hideyuki Oda, How to wrap five eggs, Wheatherhill 1965