Erik van der Weijde: Home is where the Dog is

Dutch photographer Erik van der Weijde takes several Brazilian women as his subjects in this bold series of portraits. Each is portrayed in black and white, and most look directly into the camera lens smiling, challenging, alluring.

Holland – 

 
Photography feature – Erik van der Weijde has produced more then 40 publications. Home is where the Dog is, his latest one, continues his affectionate investigation of everyday occurrences and of the potentially disturbing underpinnings of domesticity, taking on where his previous books This is not my Wife and This is not my Son, left off.  

Here, summarises the artist, we witness “Bathing cousins, a posing wife, the undisturbed dog, a playing son, the smoking mother-in-law, a stoic cat and a dead rat: they all become actors in a play about the boundaries of what’s private and what’s public, set within the white walls of a tropical garden.”

The images were shot with an iPhone during the first hours of dusk over the course of almost two years.


Erik van der Weijde: Home Is Where The Dog Is
 
Title of publication: Home is where the Dog is
Name of artist: Erik van der Weijde
Design: Erik van der Weijde
Edition size: 600
Format: Softcover
Size: 19×25
Number of pages: 160

Related Posts

Donna Ferrato: I Am Unbeatable

USA –   With Donna Ferrato’s ground-breaking documentary project, Living with the Enemy serving as a context for framing her …

Lucie Foundation: International Photography Awards 2014 Announced

USA – The Lucie Awards presents the International Photography Awards (IPA) competition, a sister effort of the Lucie Foundation, and has …

Momo Okabe: “I truly wanted to destroy everything I had”

Japan –   Momo Okabe’s photographs depict the bare situation. Be it the sexual act, a wasteland, or the wake of …

Brian Driscoll : Political Prisoners of Egypt

Egypt –  As a result of the mass demonstrations that took place in the great cities of Egypt, many people …

Colin Pantall on Paul Gaffney’s We Make the Path by Walking

Ireland –   Paul Gaffney sent me his lovely book, We Make the Path by Walking. It’s a gorgeous book that creates …

Ren Hang

THIS STORY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT China – Photographer and poet, Ren Hang was born in Changchun, in northeast China in …

Kosuke Okahara : Vanishing Existence

  Japan – I traveled with Kosuke Okahara to visit ex-leprosy colonies located in the far corners of rural China. …

Jeroen Toirkens: Solitude

Netherlands – In April 2013 Jeroen Toirkens and Petra Sjouwerman travelled by car, boat, bus and snowmobile across the Barents …

Tine Guns: Amoureux Solitaire

Belgium –  Two actors perform one of the most iconographic acts in film history: the kiss. ‘Amoureux Solitaire’ is an …