People as Infrastructure, or the human posture in the built environment
A recurring theme in Lard Buurman’s photography is urban public space. This space is not only defined by buildings, architecture and infrastructure, but above all by the people who inhabit this space. He is interested first of all in these people; in their use of the city; in the functioning of public space; and in the (co-)habitation in an urban landscape.
The workshop by Lard Buurman during the BJDW2016, at the central square of Baitasi, will start with a short introduction of the history of street photography, linked to his research that has lead him to his own visual idiom. In his own words:
‘In my photographs I do not so much want to record the reality of the moment, but rather the everyday reality of the place. By combining images out of multiple ‘documentary’ photographs, a hybrid form -between documentary and staged photography- comes into existence. At the same time I play with the possibility of a crossing with cinematography
After the introduction the workshop continues on the streets of Baitasi to capture the area with a focus on the human posture, and ‘people as infrastructure’.
In the afternoon we will discuss the results together and print out a selection for a small group-show on the central square.