Edited by Erik Kessels. Essay by Francesca Seravalle.
As a way of continuing the work he started in Album Beauty, Erik Kessels brings us new artwork, based on his own collection of photographs.
In Mother Nature, he assembles photographs of women posing in front of flowered spaces, which include flowerbeds in public and private gardens, fields and beyond. This universal theme, which he identified within his own photo collection, allows us to observe repetition and difference, which weave through yielding a common narrative.
The book gives us the opportunity to move between places, times, generations and cultures. The individual stories and the foreign faces create a whole within which we see our common and immutable practices. Erik Kessels renders these private photographs visible anew, creating a visual anthropology of lived moments.
Colour and black & white photographs, 130 x 210 mm, 140 pages, hard cover.
Published by RVB Books, 2014.