"Hey, This is what I do best"
"Every day. Here a bit more about me."
Michael van Emde Boas (°1969, Amsterdam)
Michael van Emde Boas is a Dutch Photography Artist.
By questioning the concept of movement, Michael’s work always starts with an idea plus a well prepared and sophisticated work environment.
His works mainly captures movement. By doing so, new in-visible interpretations are created which reveal the UNPREDICTABLE. In Michael’s work there is an inseparable relationship between elements, motion, moment and himself.
The works are made with daily items we all know. At the same time, his work reflects the beauty and fragility of those common things around us. In the challenge of the unpredictable, his work has lost predefined proportions and recognizability.
A fine detail in his work; Images are captured -“as is”- with no, or limited post-editing. Viewers are encouraged to imagine their own interpretations, instead of questioning ‘the how’ , or ‘ the what’.
Michael is in an ongoing effort, trying to expand boundaries in this work field. More complexity. Bigger sets. Other materials. New approaches. By focusing on concept, techniques and materials, he creates intense new visual art works that speak to a broad audience.
Michael van Emde Boas currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
The Contemporary Cosmos Serie is inspired on authenticity of individuals and how they meet. The mix of colourful traditional Indian Holy Powder symbolises different cultures, while the captured moment reveals the occasionally gathering.