Esther Hessing

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Disciplines: Fotograaf

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Bound to the Ground
Titel Bound to the Ground
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving No life is possible in the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl. It is a restricted area and the ground is heavily contaminated, it is not safe out there. Yet this area is inhabited permanently by ca. 140 Samosely or Self settlers and over 2500 people are working on a daily basis in- and around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP). Together with Sophieke Thurmer (text) I made a book of these inhabitants. In this book we take you along on our journey through the Zone and we tell the stories of these remarkable people.
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat
Bound to the Ground
Titel Bound to the Ground
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving No life is possible in the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl. It is a restricted area and the ground is heavily contaminated, it is not safe out there. Yet this area is inhabited permanently by ca. 140 Samosely or Self settlers and over 2500 people are working on a daily basis in- and around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP). Together with Sophieke Thurmer (text) I made a book of these inhabitants. In this book we take you along on our journey through the Zone and we tell the stories of these remarkable people.
Techniek Digitaal Photography
Formaat
Haagse Koffietenten
Titel Haagse Koffietenten
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving A ‘Haagse koffietent’ is something totally different from a modern coffee house. It is a detached, often wooden building with a flat roof. They are very tiny, often about 20m2. It’s the location of these houses that fascinates me. They are very close to the road or even in between roads. The doors are open from 5 in the morning. It is as if time has stood still. The coffee comes from a old glass coffeepot, a dying object in most restaurants. The history of the Hague coffee shop goes back to the beginning of the last century. At this time the workers got their weekly wage paid in the local pub. The wage was instantly turned into alcohol, which resulted in a nearly empty pay packet to bring home. In the fight against alcohol abuse, the League Against Alcohol Abuse founded these ‘Koffietenten’ and from now on the weekly wage was paid here, where only lemonade and coffee with cake was sold. The consumption of alcohol and the poverty of the working class where reduced with the arrival of these Koffietenten.
Techniek Digital Photographie
Formaat
Haagse Koffietenten
Titel Haagse Koffietenten
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving A ‘Haagse koffietent’ is something totally different from a modern coffee house. It is a detached, often wooden building with a flat roof. They are very tiny, often about 20m2. It’s the location of these houses that fascinates me. They are very close to the road or even in between roads. The doors are open from 5 in the morning. It is as if time has stood still. The coffee comes from a old glass coffeepot, a dying object in most restaurants. The history of the Hague coffee shop goes back to the beginning of the last century. At this time the workers got their weekly wage paid in the local pub. The wage was instantly turned into alcohol, which resulted in a nearly empty pay packet to bring home. In the fight against alcohol abuse, the League Against Alcohol Abuse founded these ‘Koffietenten’ and from now on the weekly wage was paid here, where only lemonade and coffee with cake was sold. The consumption of alcohol and the poverty of the working class where reduced with the arrival of these Koffietenten.
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat
Dutch, leisure landscapes
Titel Dutch, leisure landscapes
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Observing different landscapes, I am exploring the relationship between people and places. The focus lies on the natural leisure landscapes, with often the city looming in the background. While the high and distant viewpoint gives a sense of contemporary existence of each of the landscapes, the photographs are taken with perspective that refers to classical painting.
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat 1.00 x 0.80 cm
Dutch, leisure landscapes
Titel Dutch, leisure landscapes
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving Observing different landscapes, I am exploring the relationship between people and places. The focus lies on the natural leisure landscapes, with often the city looming in the background. While the high and distant viewpoint gives a sense of contemporary existence of each of the landscapes, the photographs are taken with perspective that refers to classical painting.
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat
Gift, the natural ability of falling asl
Titel Gift, the natural ability of falling asl
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving It seems like an old custom for Chinese people to fall asleep anywhere, anytime and anyhow. You will find them sleeping in any position you can imagine. Without any shame, it is in their nature. For these photographs I have travelled to Yiwu Market in the Hangzhou Region. In this district you will find a lot of factories. These factories, sell their products, mostly cheap plastic gifts, in little shops in Yiwu Market. I think the gift is falling asleep so easily…
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat 1.00 x 0.80
Gift, the natural ability of falling asl
Titel Gift, the natural ability of falling asl
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving It seems like an old custom for Chinese people to fall asleep anywhere, anytime and anyhow. You will find them sleeping in any position you can imagine. Without any shame, it is in their nature. For these photographs I have travelled to Yiwu Market in the Hangzhou Region. In this district you will find a lot of factories. These factories, sell their products, mostly cheap plastic gifts, in little shops in Yiwu Market. I think the gift is falling asleep so easily…
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat
Shoefiti, the modern mystery of dangling
Titel Shoefiti, the modern mystery of dangling
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving There are plenty theories about why people dangle shoes, but none of them have ever been fully vindicated. Most prominent in de US is the explanation that dangling shoes signify a place to buy drugs or the area beneath the shoes is controlled by some form of organized crime. I observed many skatespots in the Netherlands, where you can find the same phenomenom. While observing these spots, skaters gave me different reasons for the shoefiti. Mostly it is because they want to tag the place with their worn-out shoes, but sometimes it is an ode to a deceased skater. Since no-none is capable of pointing to a correct theory, than most likely all, or at least most, are correct, and of course only each individual shoethrower knows why his/her shoes hanging in trees or other high objects.
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat 1.00 x 0.80
Shoefiti, the modern mystery of dangling
Titel Shoefiti, the modern mystery of dangling
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving There are plenty theories about why people dangle shoes, but none of them have ever been fully vindicated. Most prominent in de US is the explanation that dangling shoes signify a place to buy drugs or the area beneath the shoes is controlled by some form of organized crime. I observed many skatespots in the Netherlands, where you can find the same phenomenom. While observing these spots, skaters gave me different reasons for the shoefiti. Mostly it is because they want to tag the place with their worn-out shoes, but sometimes it is an ode to a deceased skater. Since no-none is capable of pointing to a correct theory, than most likely all, or at least most, are correct, and of course only each individual shoethrower knows why his/her shoes hanging in trees or other high objects.
Techniek Digital Photography
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters E.M.
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.estherhessing.nl

Opleidingsgegevens

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Fotoacademie Rotterdam Documentaire Fotografie 2010 / 2014

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging Dupho
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2016 Nutshuis Expositie behorende bij boek DUO
2015 Fotofestival Leiden Buiten festival GROEP
2015 Photoville New York Buiten festival GROEP
2015 Artibrak Voorburg Afstudeerwerk GROEP
2014 FOAC Rotterdam - FOAC Amsterdam Afstudeerwerk GROEP

Opdrachten

jaartal opdrachtgever plaats / land typering opdracht uitgevoerd
2016 Vrij Nederland Nederland Documentaire over koffiehuizen in Den Haag J

Aankopen / werken in collecties

jaartal naam collectie plaats / land omschrijving aankoop
2015 Gift Nederland Particulier

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2016 Terug naar Tsjernobyl Columbus Travel artikel
2015 Documentaire fotografie met dubbele bodem Digifoto Pro interview
2015 Sociale landschappen als zoekplaatje PF Professionele Fotografie interview
2015 Gift International Photo Festival Leiden Catalogus