Photo © Look J Boden
Carry your own cross
Everybody has to carry his own cross. I wanted to create an image in which the softness of life (the human body) and the hardness of what we have to take care of (the stone cross) are having an intimate dialogue.
Look J Boden NETHERLANDS
Look J. Boden (born 1974 in Vlaardingen) is an independent Dutch photographer, poet & performer. He studied the laws for a few years, started his own communication company and became Poet Laureate of his hometown. He published 3 poetry books and a photobook. In 2016 he got a nomination for the Dutch Van Lanschot Art Prize and won the Get Inspired Photo Contest in 2017.
Boden is active as portrait and fine art photographer. Since 2008, he has been working on a broad variety of autonomous and disturbing conceptual images. One of his main research fields is the grey line between identity and image.
My goal is to enhance the meaning of ordinary life. In the world around us, everything seems to be standardized. My intention is to disturb and disrupt, thus creating a discours on the meaning of nuance. I tell visual stories to produce a survival kit for the mind’s eye.
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