Maurice van Es compares taking photos with bottling wine. He wonders if and how the value of the photographed will change when time pass. In times where the use of personal photography could be described as a form of mass hysteria, he tries to make photography valuable for himself again. This July Maurice is going to graduate at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague with an installation and the publication of a bookcase. Here you see some pictures out of his ongoing work ‘The past is a strange place’.
All images © Maurice van Es