MARTHA KAMMINGA

LAPIS // I WANT TO RETURN TO THE REAL WORLD (2014) 


My project is based on an own built universe where the Lapis stone and seven characters, form a metaphorical reflection of characters I come across on a daily basis. I’ve named these characters:

The Fantasy feeders, The Truth hunters, The Doubters, The Wordgivers, The shadowbringers, The Repelswishlisters and The Fearfeeders.

With the presentation of these characters, I made distinctions between different conceptions of reality. Do people live up to believing in religion or science? And is it possible for these two opposing interpretations to reconcile with each other?

This project is selected for BredaPhoto International photofestival 2014

Images are a selection from the series - mail me for more.

STILL BUILDING THE LAPISWORLD. 

UNTITLED (2014)

WORK IN PROGRESS

WATERMAKER (2015 -)

Water is the purest form of life. Without water, humanity does not move. The amount of water on our planet will never change, but the cleanliness of it is deteriorating by the way we treat water. The series Watermaker is a personification of the element water and shows its longing for purity.

In collaboration with Photographer Tino van den Berg (www.tinovandenberg.com)

ZUIVER

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    ZUIVER

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    ONTLUIKING

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    TUSSENRUIMTE

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    HULSEL

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    TEGENBEELD

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    LADING

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    OVERDAAD

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    MUTATIE

8 SUBJECTS // 64 REFERENCES (2015)

Part of a collaboration with eight artist that create images around eight different themes. The backgrounds are varied, which is reflected in the images. Every photographer approaches the subjects in a completely different way. Although we work on the same theme, the outcome is extremely diverse. All the images are made in the service of the larger common factor which is chosen by the entire group, but are at the same time strongly connected to our personal fascinations.

Images: Martha Kamminga



EEN OOIT BESTAANDE WAARHEID (2015)

Zittend op een barkruk maakte ik kennis met de wijk Delfshaven en zijn sterke verhalen. De verhalen kwamen op mij over als interpretaties van misschien wel ooit bestaande waarheden. De serie laat verschillende sterke verhalen zien binnen de wijk. Door mijn eigen interpretaties en gekozen locaties zet ik nog meer vraagtekens bij de verworven informatie: mythe of waarheid?

This year I was selected for the photo project De Kracht van Rotterdam. The work is chosen by the company DCMR. You can see the work till march 2016 on there Building in Rotterdam. 

In opdracht voor:  De Kracht van Rotterdam editie 2015

http://www.dekrachtvanrotterdam.nl/

LETTERLIJKFIGUURLIJK (2016) 

The fact that a photograph is a flat thing with one layer, literally, does not ensures that it figuratively can’t mean anything else. The way of composition allows the metaphorical view onto the literal. It determines what an object is or where it is in space.This project started with hikes I did in several countries in Europe where I recorded observations. Observations can be attributed as the starting point of empirical research, to acquire information from the first hand. And to thus measure the scientific method of truth. But once the observation is not repeatable, it seems fleeting and a disappearing world of truth.

Images are a selection of the series - mail me for more.

PUBLICATION IN THE MAKE

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