Can we talk about control in our lives?
To me, it feels like we are all just floating on the stream of our daily lives,
to be flooded every now and then by a big wave.
Then come up to the surface disoriented and have no control over when the next wave hits you.
This is how I see life, a series of waves that wash over me, nothing I can do about it.
In my project, ‘No legs to ground us, on the bottom that shifts with every wave’,
I visualize this by photographing people who have an impact on how I experience life, people who are close to me.
I combine these images with still lifes and landscapes. The people symbolise memories or moments that are important to me.
I combine my
photography with self-written poetry about the feelings of powerlessness that I experience.
A project about losing control that is so related to the sea,
with her waves, upstream and downstream and her effect on the water.
‘Depressingly beautiful’ is how one of Roeland Lenoir’s friends describes his images, and it seems an accurate fit. Behind the utopian colour which runs through the images there is a poetry of abstraction. His newest work, No Legs To Ground Us, on the Bottom that Shifts with Every Wave doesn’t so much follow a narrative as instead follow a distant but unmistakeable feeling.
- Wes Foster, The Pupil Sphere.(click for full interview)