“Voyagers – Instant Encounters” is a portrait of man. A slice of it at least and proof of the existance of humans of all couleur. Raw and true in the moment, I spontaniously portray mostly strangers but also friends of course who happen to cross my way. The ability to get the momentum while communicating and building trust plays a vital part in the short time one can gain access to an individual. Photographed solely on Fuji’s Instax film, I later scan each image in high-res but without further digitally editing it, making sure to get as close to the quality and look & feel of the original as possible during the scanning process. The collection is constantly changing and growing but by no means is there a chronological or any other kind of order. What really matters is the place and point in time where paths cross and energy is exchanged, allowing for those magic moments to be born and preserved.
Capturing these flashes and sparks is a rather thrilling and rewarding experience which makes concepts such as nationalism, extremism, greed and ridiculous immigration laws seem strangely fallen out of time. Especially for those who live by and feed off what can be gained from movement and the exchange of culture. No furtuneteller is required to see that the current trends will only lead to failure.
Mountains are not moved by faith but by technology so it’s not the grey goo you should be afraid of, it’s the brown one! I rather stick with Jack who is bringing nations and nations of jackers together under one house … “You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don’t make a difference in OUR House. And this is fresh.” (Chuck Roberts, My house, 1987)