Hans Wilschut - Megacities
In his urban photo graphy that is part of the Noorderlicht Photofestival Metropolis, Hans Wilschut does not focus on the finished product, but on a 'moment in between', an interim state of development. His images of construction sites, which many might denigratingly term 'holes in the ground', reveal the idiosyncratic beauty of the incomplete, the building that is not yet smooth and polished. Wilschut himself describes his work as “ad hoc archaeology”. In cinematic photos, made with long exposures and a view camera, history is frozen at the moment that it takes place. At the same time, he records the dreams and desires that are being translated into steel, glass and concrete.