In times of Corona, photoshoots are different. It’s trying to work around the restrictions the (Dutch) government has laid out for us and photographing models through new digital means. These pictures are shot through a webcam or a mobile phone. The quality is bad, but it is a means of creating in this time of social distancing. This will be an ongoing project as long as COVID-19 is a threat.
Searching for more safe ways of taking pictures, through-window-photography came to mind.
By creating a physical barrier it is possible to shoot safely for both parties involved.
It does involve shouting at your model a little though.
Finding more like-minded models, I decided to continue my search for creativity through digital means.
More images per shoot can be found on my instagram.
And then came along #PingPongPhoto!
An idea of Félice Hofhuizen and Luc Satter that I thought was amazing. I asked Félice if it was OK to use her idea, and together we started the Instagram account PingPongPhoto 🏓📸 where photographer A plays an image to photographer B, who plays to photographer C – etcetera. It’s exciting to see how images rhyme and what associations and connections are made through these pictures.
On a personal level, I also started one-on-one PPP with a couple of artists – where you play images back and forth – which is different but also amazingly fun as you suddenly find yourself having conversations through images, with different layers of depth. Some are extremely personal, some are just visual replies. I love it all.