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Last Scene

Last Scene

Series of 47 archival inkjet prints.

42x50cm each.


Last Scene photographs places in The Netherlands that were chosen by terminally ill patients to go and see as their last wish. The scenes were photographed on the same date and time the actual visit took place in a previous year. 

The project centres on the power of a well-loved place to compress an outlook on life into a telling scene that is at once melancholic and joyful. The simplicity of each landscape or scene heightens attention to an inner journey of remembering the past and envisioning a future that no longer includes you. The images turn into mirrors: on the one hand you try imagine the person who looked at the scene for the last time, while at the same time it encourages introspection: what would my wish be?