Website of Mathilde Jansen | Documentary and art photographer | Based in Amsterdam
My art- and photography works question and visualize the actual impact of dreams, as monumental moments in life. Decisive moments in peoples life’s can be seen as temporary monuments; developments in society as social monuments (/Sculptures). And the global economy kneadable according to innovative and other structures of the collective mind and media imagery.
My interaction with people and situations on site is based on gentle openness and sharp observations. I give room to social, intercultural, ecological or economical stories to be told. By documenting and shaping monumental moments and social shifts. Therefor, my documentary and artistic practice are like brother and sister. Renewing representations of sustainable issues, (social) economy and African and other upcoming countries, could be simulated (Baudrillard) to be real. Actualities can be documented to become part of collective imagery. In the midst lies a transparent way of working, in which dream and reality capture one another.
A social revolution can be as meaningful as a business or personal reportage, on macrolevel. And a gallery print can be as intriguing as a commisioned portrait. In which you’ll be captured in real life as the Outer & Inner you. Or as the imagination of the Other & Same you. How do you dream and act? While I’ll treat you, your organization, business, family or event with respect, you’ll be photographed as a monument being revealed on site during a shoot. Do you dare to be seen?
Both reportage and conceptual works take part of my journey to visualize (possible) new structures of economy and society. I care for people & life.
From 2012 on I’ll focus on journalistic ways of working as well, besides my art practice.
Art, Journalism & Backgrounds of projects www.mathildejansenstories.com