Is this the Poem I Promised You?

  • Is this the Poem I Promised You?
    GREEN EMPTY from the series Is this the Poem I Promised You, 2020, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine art paper with baklist and art glas, 112,5 x 200 cm

    Is this the Poem I Promised You?

    Photographer Richard Westerhuis is clearly going his own way, focusing his attention on humans. Although people are not visible in his new series Is this the Poem I Promised You?, it’s just like in his portraits: ‘what you see is what you get’. Everything is produced in front of his camera and not afterwards with the help of a computer program. His fascination with light and colour is not at all different from the Dutch Masters: in his work he experiments with pure light and the addition of coloured light. In This is the Poem, people cannot be seen. Clearly there is a scene that suddenly seems deserted, with the result that all the objects eventually disappear as well. With this you could see the fragility of man. First man disappears, then eventually his earthly belongings as well.

    • GREEN EMPTY from the series Is this the Poem I Promised You, 2020, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine art paper with baklist...

      GREEN EMPTY from the series Is this the Poem I Promised You, 2020,

      Hahnemüle Barytha Fine art paper with baklist and art glas, 112,5 x 200 cm

    • TEA TIME from the series Is this the Poem I Promised You, 2020, Hahnemüle Barytha Fine art paper with baklist...

      TEA TIME from the series Is this the Poem I Promised You, 2020,

      Hahnemüle Barytha Fine art paper with baklist and art glas, 112,5 x 200 cm