Down to earth
- C-print, dibond in frame
- 2 of 6
- 20 × 30 cm
In the photographic work of Lisanne Hoogerwerf (NL, 1987) we see lonely places, strange landscapes or desolate events. Surprisingly, thanks to the lighting and the use of colour, the atmosphere is not unpleasant. Rather, it arouses the curiosity to investigate what you see: e.g., a high structure with a tent cloth on an empty, demarcated field, where a concert may have just been going on that has ended abruptly, or a party where no one came.
Lisanne Hoogerwerf graduated as a painter, but after a while she found photography more suitable to express herself in. She first makes models using all kinds of materials such as wood, sand, glue or paper. She uses paint and chalk to give colour and create atmosphere. She instinctively knows how to build up an image, e.g., by dramatically positioning an object or contrasting it with the background. Hoogerwerf uses exciting compositions in her landscapes. And her colour combinations look attractive, almost picturesque. In this way she constructs her scenes before a photo is taken of the result.