Elephant is a book of portraits done all over the world in the last twenty years combined with abstract light images and a Tibetan prayer for protection. Browsing its pages feels like going through intense airplane turbulence. The portraits manifest confusion, anxiety, a need to escape. An expression of the current incapacity to deal with our mortal condition. All this moving around, where will it lead to? We should expect more and more turbulence in the coming years. Man-made climate change has added chaos into weather patterns and made storms more violent.
Inspired by The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States also known as The Tibetan Book of the Dead.
'This book made me feel trapped and nervous'
Hardcover, 17x23,5cm, 160 pages
Print run 500 copies