Being There - Publication & Special edition
I"m happy to present you my new publication: BEING THERE
+ A special edition cahier with a print.
Cost : Eur 20 + shipping You can now order your copy BEING THERE online: Here!
A soft cover cahier,15,5 x 23 cm, 32 pages, self published in edition of 200 copies
Design : Esther Noyons Printing : Rob Stolk, Amsterdam
Special edition :
This editions includes a signed and numbered copy of my publication BEING THERE + a special edition print For the special edition print you can choose from the following prints: 1.
Edition: 50 copies Print size: 15 x 20 cm (including white border)
1) Being There + 1 edition print : Eur 150 2) Being There + 2 edition prints : Eur 275 3) Being There + 3 edition prints : Eur 350 You can now order this special edition of BEING THERE online : Here!
About Being There:
Sofie Knijff has worked intensively at different locations in Sri Lanka for the past 4 years which resulted in close contact with local people and their way of life. Knijff started her work in Sri Lanka in 2016 for the development of her series "Tales" for which she researched fairy tales in different cultures and asked the children in Sri Lanka to portray their dream characters. It was through this collaboration that she came up with the idea of not just photographing the children frontally. The decoration for the photoshoots (which the children took care of themselves) was often so detailed; beautiful dresses and elaborate haircuts, that it became clear to her that every detail and attitude of the person told a specific story. The focus in this exhibition is on the clothing and structure - on form and alliteration within the image. From this point a new step manifested itself in her work - the series "Being there". in which Knijff photographed surroundings, landscape and objects with the same intensity and concentration as in her portraits. Environment, landscape and object are in contact and in contrast with the portrait and the character of the portrayed which is still present in this series.