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Raymond Dekker

‘razor sharp, without the human being itself to be seen’

Raymond Dekker presents a moving series of photographs. He puts his finger on how we treat the discarded Christmas tree. At the garbage, the bus stop or in the park it is put down or laid with some dignity. The hesitation with which man disposes of the still healthy tree comes into sharp focus, without the man himself being seen.

‘I find human behavior fascinating. We think we are incredibly smart and developed, yet we sometimes do things without thinking critically about it. With my photographs I prefer to tell stories with a serious theme that I package raw, honest and in a subtle form of humor.’

At Steck, the photographs are housed in the Christmas tree forest. A forest of purely artificial trees.