Going Viral – About the Exhibtion

Going Viral – About the Exhibtion

Going Viral is the name of the first exhibition cycle after my diagnosis. It reflects the initial emotional challenges spanning over two years. By using abstracted photography I try to engage the viewer in showing what an HIV infection feels like. What goes on in the mind, the body and on an emotional level – [...]

Visual Diaries II

Visual Diaries II

My mind was plunged into chaos - questioning everything. Every decision, every choice I had to make overwhelmed me. When working on portraits or on fashion shoots, I failed to direct. I couldn’t helm the situation. I couldn’t instruct people. My mind was in a frenzied mess – which was reflected in my lack of confidence. I doubted everything – especially my ability to make decisions.

Women I

Women I

Images confronting the challenge of an HIV confession, as well as the perception of my approach to women after my diagnosis. What was before? What is after?

The Everyday

The Everyday

Photography documenting the everyday - medication and procedures that accompany an HIV diagnosis. Holy relics of a science based life.

Blood

Blood

Combined with the medical approach, the contradictions between the medical and the poetic confrontations are in constant contrast to one another. My perception of blood and its meaning shifts constantly. Poisonous, reason for my infection, but giver of life.

Self Portraits

Reviewing and recapturing, my life as a negative continues to pop its head into my life as a positive. Wearing a mask, my search for the artistic identity continues - trying to find a balance between the now and the has-been. Who was I as a negative? Who am I as a positive?