Shelter (ongoing series)
A lot of places, where human creation is clearly present, feel like man doesn't matter at all. Those places look like they are waiting patiently. I like to go there to feel the elementary power of nature over man. It is just there, pureness, a silent force. Over time the human factor is losing power. The original character, the nature of the place itself, takes over anyway. In the end, man always loses the battle; an absurd 'Don Quichot-like' fight.
For me this is an inspiring issue. Although deep down I know that life, the world, is perishable, I also continue to make the best of it and I am looking for meaning in the things around me. That is why
I am a photographer.
Erik van Cuyk, 2019