“Reality is a matter of view”, Sven Fennema even knew that before his start into photography in 2007, motivated by his experience and interest in digital artwork he began to work with artistic photography. He learned about the technique of photography and improved his post processing knowledge. All his skills are learned autodidactically and on professional level. This way gave him the chance to develop and improve a innovative and personal handwriting. The result is atmospheric photo art which submits to his own, self created rules.
Starting with the search for the right motif Fennema crosses natural boundaries. On his photographic trips he travels across Europe where he finds unique treasures to photograph. One focus of his art are forgotten places – Deserted places and buildings, stripped of their functions. Whether if it’s a hidden fairytale castle, rust-eaten industrial sites or former mental hospitals. Fennema tells their stories, good as well as bad ones. He captures the ailing motifs in a touching world, somewhere between the past and today in vibrant and living pictures.
The artistic play with modern architecture also belongs to his work. The geometry of the buildings, their shapes and lines he uses as a kind of a tool. The resulting work is focused on excerpts of them – revealing new perspectives – detached from their entireness.