Honorable Mention TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Landscape

Frederiksdal #1

  • Photographer
    Jacob Gils

In MOVEMENT, I strive to give visible shape to the relationship between my own concrete physical movement in the production phase and the established environment or familiar sites chosen as content. By using the camera as a tool to convey this feeling of flux, I wish to generate engaging interpretations of iconic structures and landscape sceneries. Fragmented, draped and distorted the images invite the onlooker to come closer and to discover details that do not readily reveal themselves from a distance. At first glance, these multi-point visual puzzles appear out of focus or shaken, but in fact they consist of many different and very sharp photographs of the same motif. They are carefully combined through multiple exposures, resulting in a dynamic illusion of being on-the-go. My fascination with multiple exposures began in the 1980’s. In my work with analogue photography, multiple exposures would occur accidentally from time to time. Quite often, I found the visual results of these accidents to be both aesthetically fascinating and enigmatic. It is this fascination that continues to inform my work in MOVEMENT. Whether the central motif is a windswept tree, an undisturbed landscape, or a scene from urban life, all of the places I have photographed have been chosen because they have inspired me through both their visual qualities and unique atmospheres. My hope is that this inspiration translates in the finished images and sparks the imagination of the onlooker, resulting in the creation of personal narratives based on the individual experience of the works.