Signed and dated on a label
48 x 60 cm
Edition of 10
ABOUT THE WORK
Between 2008 and 2013 Raymond Wouda visited various productions of Dutch spoken films in the Netherlands and Belgium. He photographed the film sets perched as fictional islands in the actual landscape with an large format camera. The Dutch film industry occupies a small place in the major international film world. Yet with limited resources they are able to realize an international professional production.
Wouda’s project explores the effect of imagination through the medium of film and how it comes about. As a viewer you are able to step outside the boundaries of the film and its created reality as he present the film set and the surrounding landscape as a whole. This works sobering, because the set is so little enchanting and small, but when you think of the professional outcome of the Dutch film the images also create surprise and amazement.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Raimond Wouda (b. 1964) is interested in the relationship between people and their surroundings, as shown in his photos by his careful choice of viewpoint, often from unexpected positions.
Wouda studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. He has shown his work in many exhibitions, including Luoghi della Cura, Chiesa San Paolo, Modena (2005), Histoire(s) Parallele(s)/Confrontation, Institut Neérlandais, Paris / Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam (2003), Section One/Solar, Museum of Photography, The Hague (2003), Fotografen in Nederland, Museum of Photography, The Hague (2002) and Wild Zone, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2001).
A solo exhibition of his latest series School was held at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2007. His work has been included in several books and catalogues, including Dag Osdorp (De Verbeelding, Amsterdam), Histoire(s) Parallele(s)/Confrontations (Filigranes Editions, Paris) and Fotografen in Nederland (Ludion). With Henk Wildschut he photographed the Indian tanker Sandrien, published as the book Sandrien (By The Way, 2003), and more recently (also with Henk Wildschut) Wouda published the book A'DAM DOC’k (By The Way, 2007), with photos of the Amsterdam harbour.
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