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What is it about that period that speaks to you I really love this period as a virtual setting for my scenes. It comes with a touch of glamour but also with the melancholy of a fading dream of golden times… perfect to bring in shady characters, glamorous movie stars, old diners and broken hearts. It is a great inspiration for so many captured moments

What triggered the use of street lights to illuminate and breathe life into your pieces I love to run at night. And Amsterdam is a beautiful city for it: the canals mirror the light coming off lines of street lamps and it was just a natural progression for an artist who likes urban interventions to use that. I wasn’t sure at that time if my ideas would work out and it took a while until I climbed the first lamp but the feeling got me immediately once I saw my tape up there.

Street lights were a classic use of mood lighting in old films – is there something about their shade of light,that gives that sense of warmth and faded mystery

Yeah, street lamps create these magic little islands of light in the night, like a little theatre stage where scenes flash up but you never get the whole story. You have to use your imagination of what happens to the people who just met there or passed by before they disappear in the dark again. That has an element of mystery in it.

How precise are you when taping and cutting and how much do you just lose yourself in the moment I plan an idea in advance and as my representationsare per se realistic I have to do it thoroughly. That means I watch old movies and postcards, make a lot of sketches and put the elements together for a scene I have in mind. However, there is a lot of room for moods and changes during the evolution of the piece. Like an author you lose control of your protagonists at some point, they develop a life of their own. Although I have a certain image of how the piece is supposed to look, there is always an element of anarchy involved. There is no tape that turned out the way I had it planed. That’s what makes it so exciting actually.

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