Kitchentable Stories
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‘Kitchentable Stories’

series of 4 photographs 75 cm x 100 cm printed on Hahnemuhle fine art paper (oplage 7)

Exhibition 'Sluitertijd', in cooperation with Mo Swillens, Margriet Thissen and Asha Swillens at TAC Eindhoven January/February 2020
The first picture of this series was taken in 2013 for the group exhibition 'Last Supper'. The other pictures were made in 2019 and were intended for the series 'Kitchentable Stories', presented at the exhibition Sluitertijd in TAC 2020. Every kitchen table contains an enormous treasure of history and secrets. Esther uses her granny's old kitchen table to tell some stories.

Esther makes her pictures with an old (1890) technical field camera. The negatives are 18 x 24 cm on photo paper. The exposure time she uses for the pictures is about 17 seconds. In these 17 seconds the facial expression of the models becomes a dreamy one. It's a research to find out what is possible in 17 seconds of motionlessness, and combining motionlessness with movement.

Article: 'Heerlijke rage fotografie in 'Sluitertijd' in het TAC' 20-01-2020, Eindhovens Dagblad, Rob Schoonen