All the knowledge we have about our world may give us the impression that we really understand it better. But nothing gives me more freedom than letting go of that knowledge, in order to experience the shortest way to wonder, and the resulting love.
When I started photographing, I felt that photography was lacking in conveying my inner experience of the world around me. With the eye and training of an artist, with my groundbreaking experience as a mountaineer, and my years of experience as a designer, I wanted to take my work and photos to a different level. From thousands of photos of specific places and details I began to compose unknown and magical landscapes. And must recently I started to compose with real people.
In my work I want to imagine the world in which the boundary between us and the natural environment is fading. I want to create images that set us in a different relationship.
I want to open a window to possibilities, a mirror that inspires and allows us to look around fresh. Searching the right balance between our desire and the importance of the natural environment, of which we depend.
I always opt for a romantic visual language. We all know that everyday reality is different, but you can only change that reality with a dream. The dream of unconditional love for the world in which we live.
Cas Slagboom was born and raised in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. He now lives in Utrecht with his two daughters and his wife with whom he works closely together.
He has been trained as an visual artist and designer at Academy of Art St. Joost Breda, The Netherlands, in Fine Arts and Design.
Born in 1956 and raised in Vlissingen, Zeeland. He spend many years in nature as a mountaineer and explored the boundaries on many levels before he explored his talents in art.
As a child he learned all the tricks of photography from his father. An on-going learning process. He made free work and sold it, designed and sketched. After his studies, he mainly focused on communication through display and on visualizations as a designer and as Creative Director.
In addition he works on commission and also uses images to move people into development programs. Social Art:
January-February 2018 - We Come Closer
Social Art exhibition @ town hall Utrecht
November 3th - "Images in healthcare" Pioneers in Social Domain, @BankvanNoppes Gorinchem The Netherlands