Brussels based photographer Sven Laurent is specialized in contemporary art documentation and reference images. Over the years, his professional and personal work have merged into a particular representation of the subject in space, referring to the questions of presence and materiality in contemporary photography.
With images showing everyday life, objects of his close environment and some subtle portraits, Sven is exploring the questions of space, time and existence, revealing the the unconventional beauty of our close environment.
« Carrying a camera most of the time, I take pictures wherever I am. I don’t look for the exotic or the spectacular…
On Mai the 5th 2018, Brussels was celebrating the opening of Kanal-Centre Pompidou, the city’s new contemporary art space. It’s in the context of this opening that I chose to look for the « involuntary and inherent art installations » to the incredible Citroën building.
The functional elements left on the spot, the traces of disappeared objects and visible tools of logistics appear to me as magnificent « unintended installations » that most of the visitors probably don’t see. …
In Part 1,
We started asking the question of « How to define the number of copies for a limited edition photograph ? » We found a rule, realized that it is not respected and ended up with the need to define a decision-making criterion to go further.
If you missed part 1, you can read it here :
Limited edition in contemporary photography. Thoughts on defining a number, Part 1/2.
The decision balance When you make art, you make hundreds of small decisions from what tool, what subject, what technique, … to what size, what paper, what frame, ……
I have always felt uncomfortable with the concept of « numbered edition » in the contemporary photography market. I could never really answer the question of how many copies for a picture neither justifying the choice of that number.
There is always someone asking :
Why are you doing an edition of 7 for those pictures ?
Of course, I always find something to answer and most of the times, people are satisfied with that answer but … I am not !
So I started thinking about an honest way to distribute photography.
Photography in the art world Nowadays, most…