Photographs by Geert Goiris.
Roma Publications, 2013. 120 pp., color and black & white illustrations, 9½x12¼".
Selected as a Book of the Week by Adam Bell
The work of Belgian artist and photographer Geert Goiris straddles a liminal position between landscape and still life. Haunting and dreamlike, the sometimes alien images denote a fundamental tension between man and nature often bordering on the sublime. From seemingly composed scenes of various objects or portraits to architectural and natural landscapes, the images impart a sense of uncanny timing or discerning observation, achieving both qualities of suspended time and unspoken narrative. Included is ‘Myths, Places and Protagonists’, a collection of short texts by Goiris offering personal insight into how a number of the images came to be created or inspired.