Artist statement: Maurice van Es (Invest)

Once in a while I fully understand how special it is that something like photography exists. You see something, point your camera, press the button and then you have a photograph. While in reality, the moment that you photographed already has been replaced by a new one; the only thing remaining from this moment, is the photograph. I believe we express our human powerlessness with regards to time by taking a photograph. Because we cannot stop time we use photography (unconsciously and consciously) to make our personal history as lifelike as possible. By making films and taking photographs I show what my eyes have seen. Through my work I want to give a testimony that is both general and intimate.

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