My images are a contemplation and a connection with something beyond the norm of everyday life. I search for the unnoticed in nature. These images cannot be deciphered with an explanatory narrative, instead create an aesthetic upheaval. ‘Cetacean’ is the documentation of a decomposing whale. The whale came into my life and gave me an endlessly changing canvas to photograph. I became impervious to the corporeal reality of the carcass and instead found great beauty in the beast. On each visit she never failed to show me something new and my camera gave me the power to solicit from her decaying cadaver underlying forms of a more magnificent transformation. The whale was resurrected into a language of visual poetry. More about life than death - sinews, skin and blubber are reborn as planetary landscapes with an inexplicable beauty of emotional resonances that find a new form within my photographs.
Jesper Houborg • Jo Kimmins • Amber Merry • Marella Oppenheim • Flo Prevot •