A Quiet Place I

A Quiet Place I

12th February 2019 Off By Ryan Hoogweg

I experience ghost sounds in my deafest ear, things like clicks, beeps, hissing sounds etc. Because of these sounds I cannot experience complete silence anymore. If I am in a completely silent room, within minutes it will become difficult because I cannot focus on anything else but those sounds.  For this reason I started going for walks in nature areas. These places always gave me peace of mind, but the wind through the trees became a soothing crutch, my new silence.

As I explore places, in search of silence, I find places that I can photograph ‘quietly.’ To counter that, I also find places where the noise of human interference is visible. This I try to portray in a way that it creates a small narrative, or at least the structure of a narrative for the viewer to fill in themselves.