HANS WILSCHUT - PHOTOGRAPHER INFO

Hans Wilschut (1966, Ridderkerk/the Netherlands) studied at the Academy in Rotterdam and worked at the ISCP in New York. His work has been widely exhibited internationally. For Hidden Harbour photographs were taken in the Port of Rotterdam. Unsual points of view were used to enlighten unaccesable places in the Rotterdam port area. Wilschut's seems to step back, deliberately removing himself from the scene, precisely in order to come closer, to pierce to the core, to see even more acutely. He avoids our gaze, emphatically refusing to take our perspective. He is the outsider who compels us to look again, who infuses the banal and deathly world with unanticipated new life. His work deliberately heightens the tension between the outsider’s perspective and his engagement with the world around him.