Examples from 4 different projects, being THIS IS NOT MY SON, 2009 with pictures of my son and family, published by Rollo Press / Der Baum, 2010 with photographs of trees in historically significant places, published by 4478zine / SUPERQUADRA, 2010 with images of modernist housing blocks in Brasilia, published by ROMA Publications / SIEDLUNG, 2008 with photographs from houses built by and for the Nazi´s in Germany, published by ROMA Publications.
Erik van der Weijde´s work is bringing light to non-spectacular and common images of our daily life - the house we live in, the lamp illuminating the street, our touristic customs, family portraits and many other popular subjects.
Through his accurate series of photographs, he is tracing a path between history, culture, education, cliché and everyday habits; thanks to the attention to small odd details that each of them is hiding behind he is able to trace a link between far entities.
Erik van der Weijde is collecting and showing images which become a symbol of the subjects they portray, showing us the weight and sometimes forgotten gravity of their existence.
His photographic work is accompanied by many different books and zines - self published or in collaboration with renewed publishers - which in many cases point the attention to the idea of repetition and constancy of his photographic series, allowing the research to be fully presented through the publications.
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