Sébastien VAN MALLEGHEM
This work stems from a deep love for photography, the art that I cherish. It is a part of my work that I have never allowed myself to show before. I felt the need to take these photographs, to let go of the darkness that had taken a hold on me after seven years documenting on harsh social reality. I needed to get away, far from humans, far from strangers and facing what scared me the most: stillness. In Iceland, I would meet my future wife, then travel to Denmark, Norway and Sweden. There was no plan, but to bring back a few visual treasures and attempt to live, run and let go. Although this work has been published in a book, I keep making pictures up in the North, necessarily. As if to stay alive.