Rick van der KloosterPhotography, Film & the Digital Breda
The Day the Birds stopped Singing
‘The Day the Birds stopped Singing’ is a poetic photobook about growing up in a fading world. This contrast interests me because we’re constantly thinking about our future, but instead of thinking about our career or dreams, we’re being confronted by the effects of climate change. In my photobook I capture this liminal feeling by photographing people from my age, 20-30 years old, their portraits are combined with photographs of city birds I meet in the local parks of Rotterdam.
For me it’s interesting to see how my generation is moving to the cities because of career options and the birds are flying here because their natural habitats are getting destroyed for capital profit. So in a way, these birds aren’t so different from my generation. But what use are our wings if there is nowhere to land?