Enjoy a forbidden journey into the mysterious world of roadside motels. Photographer Mike Van Cleven, aka Voncleef, captured individual moments, bodies, and light in a timeless photo series. At a time when we have to limit our movements and contacts, this book offers an excellent escape from reality. Get lost in your own story in this 'dear Motel' series.
A coffee table book that takes you on a visual road trip.
"Motels offer guests crossings and directions. Literally and metaphorically, for people with a fighting spirit, with balls. Like women who hunt for their dream. They became my main characters in the photographs of Dear Motel, a series in honor of eternal life on the road. We are all unsure of our destination or destiny. But we know that the right turns and exits require resilience, persistence, and creativity.
Dear Motel lets you wonder. It unfolds the stories that want to be told. It takes you to mysterious places where surprising tales slumber. From a slightly hidden perspective, for a peek into someone else’s day far, far away. Your eyes see a moment frozen in time. Your mind hits the road and imagines a story.
My models are their own directors, only limited by their boundaries. I offer them space and time to search and feel. I only frame the scene, from a distance, with trust and experience. The moment, the light, the extras are natural, unforced."
Escape from your ordinary day-to-day routine and get lost in his cinematic imagery, in your own thoughts and dreams. In what could be.
24,5 x 28,7 x 1,6cm
Published in collaboration with renowned publisher Stockmans Art Books.
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