-Earthed / 2018 – prepared for take off

Earthed / 2018 | 2021 

These startup images are meant to give an impression whilst preparing further steps, to portray eco villages, biodynamic farms: the people, materials and environments. As if creating a supernatural world on it’s own. Yet my photography is based on documentary and artistic ways of working.

Ecovillage Aardehuis (Olst, NL) consists of several Earthships and uses sustainable (energy) resources. Check the publication of my image Earthship (2017) in Focus Magazine.

The project will continue in 2021 – 2022. It’s an independent project. In many African countries people continue building their home brick by brick after they’ve earned the money: dealing with Africa Time. I’ve had to create the right circumstances to connect my photography more with natural surroundings, by moving to Deventer with my daughter and partner by the end of 2020.

In March 2021, I’ll start photographing for Dynamisch Perspectief (Dynamic Perspective), a magazine on biodynamic agriculture. I’ll use these reportages as a source of inspiration and field research.

In 2021 I’ll portray people, user products and natural resources in artistic ways, adding a tangible psychological layer in the photographs. I’ll manipulate some photo negatives with ink to simulate superconscious realities.

Feel free to contact me for questions about this project. And to learn more about available prints for your home or office, to support this project. Thank you!

© Mathilde Evaline Jansen