About the series
I took this photograph for my daughter. At the time, I was obsessed with Werner Herzog’s Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes, and I was especially into the costumes and the idea of a disguise.
I was pretty much a full-time father, and every day before dinner we dressed up, played games, read… This photo shows exactly that my photography is, above all, a documentation of my life. Incidentally, I had to really laugh when Hedi Slimane used tiaras in his last collection. My interpretation of the image is of a fortuneteller, but if you would ask my daughter, she would answer: Princess.
New York 2006/7
This photograph was taken on Rivington Street in the Lower East Side of New York. I had just gone through some difficult personal times and this dog was almost like a ghost, a representation of fear and doubt, seen from a safe perspective (standing behind a fence).
Today, I look at the image with enthusiasm, I especially like the fact that the dog is almost part of the fence. Somehow, it’s almost like a photograph of the blind spots in your life.
New York 2003
It can happen that you’re walking on the streets of New York and suddenly a giant inflatable plastic rat blows up in front of you on the sidewalk. The Unions place them in front of buildings that are under suspicion of being in violation of worker’s rights – in order to stigmatize them. To me, they always seem silly.
I took this photo in December 2014, at the corner of 30th Street and Park Avenue South – it’s the claw of the inflated rat. The perspective is quite exaggerated and at first glance, it’s hard to tell what you’re looking at. There have been many days when I’ve felt as though I’m being chased by a giant New York rat.
New York 2015
Series – Black & White IAdrian Crispin
Material Emblem Photo 300 Baryt
Extras Mounting Aludibond
Frame Objekt17 – white
Frame Detail Wood Limetree – smooth varnish
Profile View 17 mm
Glass Flabeg ARTControl UV 60
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