Falling from a Height.
Photographs by Martijn Berk.
Self Published, 2013. 114 pp., black & white illustrations throughout, 9½x13½".
Signed copies available!
Selected as a Book of the Week by Hannes Wanderer
The work of photographer and filmmaker Martijn Berk centres around an exploration of the Apollonian/Dionysian conflict, wherein the individual is the starting point but the final result must transcend the individual. For his project ‘Falling from a height’, Berk immersed himself in an obsession with a 20-year-old young man, producing around 4000 photographs of the subject, a selection of which are published here. How far does one go in the quest for intimacy, not to mention deal with the primal forces it touches upon? Quite simply, where is the line between reality and fiction? Included are emotive excerpts from Oscar van den Boogaard and an essay by Christoph Tannert.