Ancient Greeks believed that night had not only begotten but also born day. It is said, birth was not only given to day, but also to death, sleep and dreams; to revenge, fraud and dissension; and strangely enough to love as well.
“Lichtung” is photography – a fusion of reality and imagination; a conflation of possibilities that conjoin the act of construing with the direct, physical quest.
I try to understand the night; to illuminate the darkness without chasing it away. When I take pictures in the woods at night, I only recognize what is in immediate proximity. It is clear and precise in front of me, whereas the rest disappears. I stand in the beam of light, being lit myself and I do not know who can see me. When I step out of the illuminated space, I am a different person.