Julie van der Vaart: Le Sentiment De L’Éphémère | Portfolio

“What the photograph reproduces to infinity has occured only once: the photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially" - Roland Barthes

”Le Sentiment De L’Éphémère” is a personal project that revolves around the realisation that nothing is forever. The urge to capture moments of everyday life came from the this haunting thought, but it wasn’t until the sudden loss of a family member that I started this series. I think it is a very human thing to do, wanting to keep things close to you by capturing them in a photograph; and it is something that people have done for ages. It is also a very paradoxical thing to do, while taking a photograph the moment is already slipping through your fingers.

Even though this is a very personal project, I try to create a certain distance by making pictures that are bound to space nor time, this makes it possible for the viewer to identify himself with it.

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