Risk Hazekamp's new series of photographs for the likes of them
is a quest for self-identity. The borderline where the 'masculine' and the
'feminine' brush shoulders, is once again a dominant factor. Another aspect is
the impossibility of defining one's own gender without reference to 'the other'.
Within the distinction between 'us' and 'them', Hazekamp prefers to be 'one of
Without the restrictions of 'home' one can ponder, without interruptions,
what and who one is at any particular moment in time. An idealised personal
world is born. By reacting instantly at the moment when the idea for a
photograph emerges, the excitement of this moment is tangible in the final
image. A very particular form of concentration, the right mental input and
the right location are required for the creation (or perhaps imposition) of
the right circumstances to awaken these ideas.
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