Joost Termeer (1991) is a photographer currently graduating at the Utrecht School of the Arts. He sees images as his language; his intuitive work resolves around the fetishizing of materiality, light, colour and form. It is an ode to looking and associating.
‘I love how water, something so smooth and liquid, can look like a solid when photographed. Like something that’s not real, something the human eye naturally can’t see. The immerse shininess is at some parts transparent and at some parts it reflects the light, making it a visual puzzle that is caught only at that exact moment in time and will never be the same again.’
‘I’m not being nationalistic and I know a lot of people think orange is hideous, but seriously: give it a try. I’m talking about the deep, warm orange that almost touches red. The kind of orange that soaks up the sun. It reminds me of everlasting summers and blue skies. It’s a bold colour but it’s not as heavy and screaming as a red can be. It’s grabbing attention, but it’s not that confronting. Combined with the right materials (smooth, shiny) and colours (silver, light grey, baby blue) it really is very pretty.’
‘Just because, a cool shade of light pink just soaks up all the light in a beautiful way’