Moerkerken , E. van - Reportages in licht en schaduw
Moerkerken , E. Van - Reportages in licht en schaduw
Emiel van Moerkerken was behalve fotograaf, ook cineast, psycholoog en schrijver. Hij maakte in de jaren dertig surrealistische foto’s van etalagepoppen op markten en in etalages en geënsceneerde beelden van flirtende paartjes bij avondlicht. In de jaren vijftig onderging hij meer invloed onderging van documentaire fotografie en maakte hij bijvoorbeeld series straatbeelden.
The Amsterdam photographer, filmmaker and writer Emiel van Moerkerken (1916 - 1995) became acquainted with surrealism at a young age, which greatly influenced his photographic oeuvre. His photographs from the 1930s and 1940s show surrealist themes such as the female body and the mannequin, the mirror and the shop window, the city, the night and found objects and staging. Van Moerkerken uses surrealist techniques of photography and printing. He belongs to various circles of avant-garde artists and writers. He is also known for the many portraits he makes of Dutch and international writers and artists, such as those of Jef Last, E. du Perron, Chris van Geel, W.F. Hermans and Brassaï. In the 1950s he switched to documentary photography, but with his photographic work from the 1980s he reverts to his surrealistic visual language.
Van Moerkerken's photographic oeuvre is unique to the Netherlands, because it is closely related to that of international surrealist photographers from the very beginning. In addition to surrealist photographs, which form the core of his artistry, photographs influenced by New Photography, writers and artists' portraits, women and nudes, landscapes and photographs from the reports of his many travels are included in this book.
Publisher: G. van Oorschot
Hardcover linnen kaft
Dimensions: 31x24 cm