In my new work I explore the boundaries of traditional photography by using unconventional techniques. I create images that challenge viewers to question assumptions and perceptions of reality. I add 3D content to my traditional landscapes to conquer them and make my own.
And I use Ai to manipulate my own dip pen and ink drawings, pushing the boundaries of what is traditionally considered “photography.” By creating images that resemble the analog photos I used to take, I also blur the line between the past and the present, further emphasizing the fluidity of truth and reality.
Before the digital era, I predominantly shot with my Hasselblad camera, capturing the world in black and white. Through my earlier work, I pushed boundaries by selecting subjects and portraying them in ways that highlighted their hidden aspects.
Through the enigmatic collaboration of pen drawings and an obscure AI demo platform, I rediscover the essence of photography, blurring the boundaries between mediums and inviting viewers into a captivating realm of imagination.
CONTROL, a selection of images (every image started out as an original pen drawing by Piek, some drawings had multiple conversions). Piek publishes the original pen drawings on instagram: @talkingheadshot \
Small, intimate images, black and white, printed on beautiful, off-white 275gr velvet cotton paper.
As a side concept I capture landscape photographs to seek a different artistic expression. The static nature of traditional landscapes became monotonous very fast, prompting me to incorporate 3D objects seamlessly into my compositions. These additions, although visually harmonious, introduce an element of surrealism, challenging the viewer's perception of reality.
A gallery with a few choices can be seen here.
Very detailed, high quality images, fit for large printing.