Boyman (ongoing series)- combination of landscape, portrait and documentary photography -
As a father, I am concerned about what my son will encounter on his life path. Boys become men, that goes without saying, but I have questions like: Will he be strong enough later? Do I give him enough?
I follow him and focus on his action-and-play moments, as a learning human being.
I observe his skin getting scratches and turning from soft to hard. I like to compare it with nature elements like stone, wood or water. By combining his images with the images of nature (from the locations where we shot his images) I try to catch my own emotions.
As far as I'm concerned this series is about the contrast between vulnerability and becoming a man in the harsh, transient world. Getting grip whilst growing up.
Erik van Cuyk, Arnhem, 2019