Installation of 16 photographs 40×28 cm with ventilator
‘The Viewfinder’ represents the influence of technology on our perception of the contemporary landscape. With an overwhelming presences of images the entire world is published and for everyone to see. The internet age has altered our visual experience. Locations that used to be hard to reach are now accessible within a matter of seconds. Camera’s and satellites have become our new way of transmission.
After the invention of the camera every landscape in the world has been documented. People feel the constant need to document everything there is to see. We climb a mountain and see the spectacular view only through the viewfinder of the camera’s around our necks. The photographs are a proof of our own existence and the places we have visited. However, a photograph can’t do justice to the original lanscape that is seen with the bare eye. Can a photograph be a resemblance of the real landscape when it’s continuously influenced by the photographers’ perspective and the developments in technology?