Haiyan

A natural disaster causes absolute chaos. The slipping of a system in the disaster fold gives not only a physical point of view, it also shows complete visual disarray.

Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013. For weeks we saw in the media images of the wreckage it left and the chaos he caused. The horror and destruction was visible on glossy images and transmitted over HD televisions. All prepared with color filters and made socially suitable.

I looked at these pictures, a color palette the nature spread to assemble something new. In my photographs I have reduced the image to their colors, on the one hand to show the power of nature and that any destruction brings something new, but also to criticize the glossy reporting. The photographs have the effect of a TV screen and thus illustrate the conditioned world of disaster journalism.

Haiyan 04 - photography - 70x100 cm - 2014

Haiyan 04 – photography – 70×100 cm – 2014

Haiyan 09 - photography - 70x100 cm - 2014

Haiyan 09 – photography – 70×100 cm – 2014

Haiyan 11 - photography - 70x100 cm - 2014

Haiyan 11 – photography – 70×100 cm – 2014

Haiyan 10 - photography - 70x100 cm - 2014

Haiyan 10 – photography – 70×100 cm – 2014

Haiyan 01 - photography - 70x100 cm - 2014

Haiyan 01 – photography – 70×100 cm – 2014

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