“Voyagers – Instant Encounters” is a portrait of man. A slice of it at least showing people of all couleur, raw and true in the moment. All portraits are captured spontaneously and portray mostly strangers. Communication, spontaneity and the ability to get the momentum while building trust plays a crucial part in the short time you gain access to a soul. Shot solely on Fuji’s Instax film, I later scan each picture in high-res but without further digitally editing it, in order to get as close to the quality and look & feel of the original as possible. The collection is constantly changing and growing but by no means is there a chronological or any other kind of order. It’s the place and point in time where paths cross which is most relevant to me, allowing for those magic moments to be born and preserved.
Capturing these flashes 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 total 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)