Wednesday, October 28, 2009

bieke depoorter

i really enjoy the embrace of the digital glitches in biekes´ images. it is an open embrace of the limits of photography used to produce an almost painterly representation of the dramatic life of people from small villages in russia.

"For three periods of one month, I have let the Trans-Siberian train guide me alongside forgotten villages, from living room to living room. Some Russian words, scribbled on a little piece of paper, allowed me to be welcomed and absorbed in the warm chaos of a family. Accidental encounters led me to the places where I could sleep. The living room, the epicentre of their life, establishes an intimate contact between the Russian inhabitants".