Building for Pinholes

January 2nd, 2005 | Filed under: Design, Photography | No Comments »


During art school (Utrecht, the Netherlands) one of Bethany’s main activities was creating settings, which she then photographed. With an ordinary camera the images remained too distant. Her objective was to create a “realistic” imaginary world, in which one can supposedly wander around. While the actual size of these models makes it impossible, Pinhole photography is able to capture this feeling.
Her inspiration stems from objects she may find or materials that appeal to her. Often her ideas contain elements from fairy-tales. The story is neither conventional nor predictable though, the images can be interpreted in many ways.

Bethany’s pictures radiate a fairy-tale atmosphere. A close-up perspective causes an unusual reality to emerge. Because of this, lifeless materials come to life while living matter is taken out of its ordinary context and is transformed into an almost static still life.

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Pinhole Pictures

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