Foam 3h: Jan Hoek - Me & My Models
25 January - 17 March 2013
Foam proudly presents the first 3h exhibition of the new year,
Me & My Models, by Jan Hoek. Jan Hoek has photographed
amateur models, mentally ill homeless people in Africa, a girl with
no arms and legs, a heroin addict who dreams of being a model, or
people he has simply found in advertisements on the internet. The
photo shoot is never what he expected, model and photographer
always have different expectations. The model actually wants sex
while Jan Hoek wants to shoot the dog. The model tries to be as
glamorous as possible, while Jan wants to picture the decay.
Photographing is not just about the image but also the relationship
between the photographer and the model. How far can you go with
your models? In the accompanying film, Me & My Models,
Jan talks about the nasty, funny, painful or touching things that
happen around photographing people.