Luuk de Haan was born 1964 in Vlaardingen in The Netherlands.
His work emphasizes sequential processes and long durations, returning photography to a unique and individualized practice and away from reproductive economies of mass production. His work involves an interrogation of the definition and function of photography, inviting us to reflect on what ‘photographic ness’ might mean and why it might matter. His photographs break traditional conventions of picture-making, placing us in an alternative viewing position, with a different kind of subjectivity to the visual world they confront us with.
Such images counter the photographically saturated environment of our hyper-mediated world, slowing our perception and encouraging a more thoughtful consideration of its effects by offering us an alternative, more contemplative visual experience.