The expression "on vacation" evokes a range of emotions, as well as specific personal memories and undoubtedly great individual expectations...
"Vacation" is synonymous with relaxation and recreation. Figuratively speaking, the word implies a sense of personal freedom and a time of life that is outwardly characterised by joy and fun, spontaneity and insouciance - an only too welcome break from the daily grind! These days freedom is tantamount to leisure. This suggests a novel social achievement, which is limited in duration, but in terms of design widely linked to free will and personal mood. "Vacation" elevates leisure time to the focal point of the event, be it within a local setting or while on the move.
"On Vacation" tells of a rural space. The photography work illustrates tradition, cultural heritage and their marketing. Much like an essay on individual visions and local identity, the photographs are a convincing descriptive sketch of freedom and leisure time, which appear neither real nor unreal, but instead genuine and authentic.
"On Vacation" is the story of an awareness of life!
Text: A. Meyer
English translation by Claire Weyland
The series « On Vacation » is composed of 105 photographs taken during summer 2013, within the framework of the residency programm in Clervaux.