Margaret Lansink

city
West Graftdijk (Netherlands)
birth
1961

Visual investigation of the relationship between humans and their (physical) environment is the main focus of my work. Who we are is often determined by our social environment and (family) history. How we build our self-esteem often determines how we look to the outside world and how we react to the other. For me, I often feel like the spectator of a play; looking from the outside into what happens, how and why the other and I interact like we do. In my work I’m exploring these relationships, trying to bridge the personal and universal. The way I photograph is purely intuitive; my photographs present an open and honest reflection of my own inner emotions at a certain time, space and interaction. This intuitive way of photography also favors a different way of experiencing my work; not as a reflection of a reality but more as an open, artistic interaction between the personal and the universal. Providing an invitation to embark on a journey through your own intricate web of memories, emotions, expectations, fears and desires. All with the intention to ultimately give meaning to your life from your own source. Therefor I use different camera’s, mostly analogue, to capture the different atmospheres of my inner emotions. And giving the images the freedom to act as an overflow from reality to dream.

work

Imperfection

Imperfection

Delicate

Delicate

Farewell

Farewell

Infinity

Infinity

Smoke

Smoke

Solitude

Solitude

Awareness

Awareness

Sole

Sole