A few years ago I woke up one day and could not feel my legs anymore. I looked at them for some time trying to wrap my head around what just happened. I was fine when I went to sleep the night before but now it felt like they were no longer mine. I lied on my bed for hours disregarding reality. Until I had to pee and reality hit me. I was disabled. During my recovery I was home bound for most of the time. I started looking at my house in a different way. Because I was unable to work as a travel photographer anymore I taught myself how to 'travel' in my house. Exploring by looking. In this photo series I wanted to show the beauty in the ordinary things, those things we don't pay attention to in our busy daily lives. Some of the photos of this series I used for my graphic design work. Some ended up in a book, as a fashion design, a short doc, postcards, a tv show episode and an animated shorts. Although I would never want do this part of my life over again, at least something productive came out of it.
I started exploring in my bedroom, where I spend most of my days. I focused on the shapes of my sheets and started photographing them.
I often fell on the ground while I was recovering. This was my my view.
Staring at the ceiling day after day was the most mind numbing experience of my life. I tried to find a way to make it look less like a ceiling and more like art.
My next project was the kitchen.
In the living room I created still lives.
And looked at the textures in the objects around me.
Unable to go out of the house by my self I spend a lot of time on the balcony. It was not the most inspiring environment to say the least.
Some of the products that my photo series resulted in.