Garden hose

Groningen, Lucrees van

  • In photographing these little scenes I wanted to pay homage to the house and my mother.

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  • With my childhood home series I am reinterpreting images from the home I grew up in. When my mother was slowly disappearing into alzheimer, she still made, without any intention, a sort of still lifes in- and around the house.
  • I know other people recognize their own childhood home in these pictures. As unique we think our homes were, they are formed for a large part by the time, country and social layer we are born into.
  • It is this transcending aspect which I want to catch and give form. We are in our age so busy telling ourselves we are all unique persons.
  • We overlook the fact that we are very much formed by our social environment.

After her education at Leiden University Lucrees van Groningen followed her passion in photography. She turns her images in handcrafted photographic prints with the use of 19th century techniques, which results in unique prints on beautiful cotton rag paper. The great thing about photography, for her, is that it helps to see the world around you. Sometimes you see things more clearly when they are in a picture; everyday scenes become special. The world around us is full of still lifes worth keeping. By choosing gum printing as her technique she relives the pictures and turns them into unique objects. The combination of these banal pictures with such a difficult technique turns them into a very personal gallery.

Technique: Photography
Year: 2019
Country of Origin: Germany
Signed: Handsigned and Numbered
Topic: Other
Style: Realism
Image Size: 42 x 29 cm
Total Size: 55 x 45 cm
Orientation: Landscape
Primary Color: Brown
Comments: A contact print made with four negatives, one for each color C,M,Y and K. Four layers; threecolor gum-arabic print over a palladium print .
Size: Small (till 60 cm)
Editions: 1 (Unique)

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