Bikini Island, Shattered Coral 1999
Memory Traces is the title of my recent publication, in which I relate to notions about landscape, culture, history and memory. Memory Traces is an unconventional photo-book, composed to be an experience, in which a selection of landscape photographs are combined with a multi-layered range of texts which include excerpts from travelogues, ‘written photographs’ and a short story situated in the art-world which, among other things, deals with 'The Artification of Photography' and ‘The End of Silver-based Photography’. In a second separate booklet a Chernobyl family album of found negatives has been reproduced.
The large format photographs were made in Sarajevo; Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Berlin, Bitterfeld-Wolfen and Ronneburg; Bikini Island and Nam Island; Chernobyl; Khe San and My Lai. See for a review (Dutch) by Hans Aarsman ... & by Mrs Deane :
Photography & text Cary Markerink, Amsterdam
Designed by Irma Boom Office, Amsterdam
Published by Ideas on Paper, Amsterdam / Hoofddorp
Printed by 1455 Fine Art Printers, Hasselt
Oversized Clothbound Hardcover
30,5 x 41 cm / 12 x 16 inch
202 pages, 8 gate-folds + 5 double gate-folds,
together with two small booklets, 'Höffding Step' and 'Dark Star'
12x16 cm / 4,7x6,3 inch each
in a printed box.
Publishing date December 13th 2009
His photography mostly combines a distinct interest in the formal aspects of the medium combined with the stance of an outsider looking at the visual by-effects caused by the behavior of the society he is living in.
In 1981 he was cofounder of Fragment Publishers which aimed at reviving the then almost extinct tradition of the author photo-book in the Netherlands.
In 1991 he received the Amsterdam Maria Austria price for his landscape photography.
Some of the projects he realized are: