BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A CHAINSAW

idea chainsaw

Some experimenting during shoot of 'idea'

This post is linked to a project I worked on last year, together with director Saskia Jeulink. The result was a photoserie named ιδέα which was featured on the satelite program of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival.

The concept of the ‘idea’ photoseries is based on the ‘allegory of the cave’ from Plato. In this theory he describes that the world as we perceive it, is merely a reflection of the real world. We wanted to photograph people at the moment they get confronted with this reality.

While we were shooting the photo of the man working in a barn, we suddenly found a chainsaw lying around and decided to go for some additional fun: ‘I know what you did last summer in Texas chainsaw massacre’ photos!

takeout from the idea series

Some experimenting during shoot of 'idea'

I’d like to give you a little peek behind the scenes:
For the idea series Saskia came up with the concept, did the styling and gave directions to the models. I was in charge of photography (suprisingly..).

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NO PLACE LIKE HOME

No place like home at -12 C

No place like home at -12 C

His head was red, indicating a significant increase of blood in his head. Above him a massive green chair (second hand). An assistant is pushing on the other side to change orientation of the chair. NOPE, it doesn’t fit through the staircase in this way either…

Generally this is a good start for a photo involving the green chair. Some people might say ‘nothing worth having comes easy’.

Eventually the chair (or the staircase) surrendered and the journey could continue to the location of the photo-shoot. This park I like a lot and is the decor for more photos: a photo featuring the green chair again and a photo in the pond.

Big thanks for my model and assistant who not only had to carry a heavy chair, but also had to endure -12 C while I was not the fastest man on earth with this twisted ankle 😉

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