Artist Statement :
"A place is defined by its squares, streets, buildings, people, monuments, but also the plantation and structures provided by nature. Our viewing habits initially lead to the registration of a whole, for instance a street or a square if we are discovering a locality. Our observation rarely registers details. The field of vision of the human eye reaches almost 180° and does not allow for the immediate recognition of details.
The photographs in the series show Clervaux divided into segments. Contrary to the naked eye, the camera allows details to be captured with great precision. The place is dissected into rectangular segments using straight cuts. The resulting photograph allows for a precise analysis of a detail.
The synthesis of the individual images in turn gives rise to a new picture. The objective is not to accentuate the tourist highlights of Clervaux, but to shift the focus to rather more incidental angles of the locality.
The photos stimulate viewers to discover the details of their surroundings.
The photos document existing structures, the excerpt and the viewpoint being the only subjectively determined criteria. The photos were shot using a waist-level viewfinder. At a very close viewing distance - particularly for an individual with severe short-sightedness like me - this viewfinder, unlike a display, shows a deep, almost three-dimensional image."