Making the rounds

March 11, 2020





It’s been a while since I took pictures in the house. I’ve been there so many times, I couldn’t think of anything new to try, I felt my possibilities were somewhat exhausted.

The first pictures I took were fairly standard overviews of the interior and the vibrant colours that it’s famous for. Then: a black and white series (that I’m still quite fond of), because I was curious to see what would become of these spaces, once they were stripped from its dominant colour scheme. After that, I tried to evoke a different mood by using shadows and more subdued, intimate colours and details. Even tried something semi-abstract, using reflections in the mirrors.

This time, I didn’t have anything in mind, no idea or plan whatsoever. I was there during lunch hour because I needed to check something, and oh, I have a new camera, let’s see how that goes.

It’s nothing I haven’t done before, but at the same time there is a sort of freshness about them that I appreciate. I can’t put my finger on what it is exactly. Perhaps a sort of understatedness, lightness, not trying too hard to achieve something special or different. Not seeking refuge in weird perspectives (that I don’t care much for to begin with). Not afraid to include some noise (a light switch, a moisture meter, a piece of cloth that doesn’t really fit the colour scheme). Not afraid to let the colours speak for what they are, but not highlighting them either. Framing that is just a bit off (next time I should at least bother to take off my coat, and allow some room for manoevre - or perhaps I should not).

Pictures taken with the Nikon Z6. Tripods are not allowed in the house.