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COVERED...


SOME YEARS AGO I MADE A PICTURE. ITS MY JOB, SO I ACTUALLY MAKE A LOT OF PICTURES.

THIS ONE WAS DIFFERENT, IT WAS A PICTURE OF MY WIFE AND MY THEN 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. I WRAPPED THEM IN A BLANKET AND MADE A VERY PURE SIMPLE PICTURE.

SINCE ART-SCHOOL I LOVED (AND STILL DO) „LARGER THAN LIFE “PICTURES, DRAMA, BEAUTY...

THAT PICTURE WAS AROUND FOR A WHILE AND MADE ME BUY THIS ONE BLANKET. IT´S NOT SOFT OR GENTLE, NOT VERY COMFORTABLE. 

AND MAYBE THATS WHAT MAKES THE BLANKET SPECIAL FOR THIS, MAYBE THIS SLIGHTLY UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING ADDS TO IT.

SO, ALL OF A SUDDEN I TOOK THIS BLANKET WITH ME, INTO THE STUDIO, ON TRIPS, INTO OTHER COUNTRIES...

I SHOT MODELS I WORKED WITH AND WHICH I PERSONALLY LIKED, FOR EITHER BEING VERY NICE OR VERY GOOD LOOKING, - MOST OF THEM WERE BOTH!

I ALSO MADE PICTURES OF FRIENDS, CELEBRITIES AND PEOPLE FROM THE SLUMS OF PHILLIPI CLOSE TO CAPETOWN.


DURING THAT TIME WHILE I WAS DOING THE PICTURES IN THE SLUMS, I CHOSE THE TITLE OF THIS STORY: COVERED...


TWO REASONS FOR THAT:

FIRST OF ALL THE BLANKED COVERD EVERYONE IN THIS STORY, SOME MORE AND SOME LESS. A BLANKET IS THERE TO FEEL SAFE AND CAN BE PROTECTIVE AND SOOTHING.

THEN, BECAUSE THERE ARE NO (WITH AN EXEPTION HERE AND THERE) CLOTHES OR ACCESOIRIES, THE BLANKET COVERES ALL SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS.

THE BLANKET MAKES EVERYONE EQUAL, IT JUST SHOWS EVERYBODYS OWN BEAUTY.


SO WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

WELL HARD TO SAY, I WILL START TO SET UP AN EXHIBITION SOON AND HOPEFULLY I CAN TURN THIS INTO A BOOK.

EVEN THEN, THERE WILL BE NO REASON TO STOP THIS, WHY SHOULD I? I MET SO MANY PEOPLE DOING THIS, HAD A LOT OF FUN AND IT STILL INSPIRES ME.


ENJOY...