Rens Horn

The Netherlands, Amsterdam ALBADA JELGERSMA

Rens Horn (NL, 1970) shows with his photographs intriguing, poetic and intimate images he collects during his many travels abroad and road trips with his motorcycle. Horn stands out with the imaginative language that he develops with his work. He prefers to work in the dark room of his studio with analogue techniques which, according to him, create more depth. By manipulating the negatives and chemical processes, he experiments with the limits of the analogue technology. Horn works with various kinds of photographic paper, even rare ones. After developing the photograph, he adds newspaper clippings, stamps or texts by well-known writers and scholars in order to emphasize the poetry of the image and create a space to think by adding a variety of meanings to the image.