Garage Stills & Fringe Nature

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Cityscapes + Birdmen

Upcoming in 2023

Garage Stills & Fringe Nature

by Jacquie Maria Wessels

Published by Ludion, Brussels, Belgium.

For this project, Wessels has traveled the world, chasing her fascination for the wondrous universe of traditional garages. In striking garages in, say, Cambodia, Cuba or Japan, she creates poetic still lifes on the spot with the intriguing and personal objects she finds there. It are the shapes and colors of those mysterious objects that draw her attention. Wessels then turns her camera outside: in the immediate vicinity of the garages, she is struck by the nature that endures in the harsh, industrial landscapes on the outskirts of the cities. In some cases, rampant nature even takes over and overgrows the garages.

Wessels' analogue photographs are painterly images with a surprising color palette and lighting. At the same time, they bear witness to a disappearing, predominantly male world that is gradually being supplanted by new, sterile technologies.

Xavier Cannonne wrote the introductory essay. He is director of the Musée de la Photographie de Charleroi in Belgium.

Info:

Jacquie Maria Wessels - Garage Stills & Fringe Nature - Introduction by Xavier Canonne - 176 pp - 31 x 23,5 cm - Hardcover - English – 978-94-9303-984-1