A series based on an hommage to my late father of whom I inherited two blankets, or COVERS of WWII. , each with their own history, which he used to cover the ground of his small workplace.
To portray people, known and unknown.
Giving everyone their own personal frontpage, their own “cover” with common thread these 2 covers of WWII.
Today, when religion and war, leads to a gap between people, I try to start to communicate a dialogue, an interest in one another to emphasis the mutual respect as one person to another.
To give them the warmth and protection of these two covers.
And to show the richness of diversity in the world. The different cultures, religions, skin color and nationalities.
Heritage of History as an important form of expression where today’s values and moralities are based on.We simply must not loose this platform.
Two army blankets from World War II, I received of my late father, is the metaphor of connection for bringing today’s diversity of race & culture, religion & believe come all together through a symbol comfort and protection.
As: “To be COVER-ed”
The photography itself as an hommage to the Masters of classic portrait photography and my father.
Different personalities are casted for this personal project. The un-known, as well as, the well-known are photographed in black&white. It’s not the status or profession of one person that counts. It’s the common sense of trust of human interaction that we sometimes forget or loose. We have to remind ourselves these days to constantly open for it. This project started with a deep passion to search for personal contact and communication. The enthusiasm and the result of the product made this project successful to continue this approach and to bring it to a higher level and international exposure. This photography project will never stop but will continuously move on as an ongoing process of development, depending on my travel journeys around the globe and who I’ll meet.