Kroniek der Lichtwerkers (2008) was conceptualized as a quest for authentic inspiration. It uses the photochemical process as an allegory on the creation process. The ritual and sequential character of illumination of the silvercrystals, development, fixation and so on, has profound resemblances with different schemes of spiritual growth, such as in alchemy. Starting out as an amateur in filming, directing, editing and acting and singing I searched for the ultimate inspiration of the ‘amateur’. In a form that looks like a mixture of an old childrens’ program, a musical and a hilarious self-portrait, I pay tribute to the glorious medium of photography.
camera: Aart Kramer / costumes: Edwin Oudshoorn / special thanks to: Ruth van Beek, Irene Cécile, Irina Filtzer, Louise van Huisstede, Sofie Knijff, Danny Molenaar, Krista van der Niet, Diana Scherer.