Named after a classic magic trick with cards, and based on the similarities that all traditional photo albums present in their content, ‘Everybody’s Card’ is a form study that comments on the generic within album photography.
Avoiding the use of personal imagery, intimate photographs become generic due to small interventions; collage, modified poker cards and excerpts from magicians’ handbooks are combined to create a narrative that compares a deck of cards with any collection of photographs found in a traditional photo album. Starting from a series of nearly identical elements, it’s only the way we play them that provides a different result for each game.

Together with Martine Derks, published by Centerfold. Edition 700.
Offset print, 30.5 × 19.5 cm, 60 pages, singer-stitched with transparent slipcase

*Exhibited as part of “The Second Act. A festival on Photography”, September 2011, Vlaamse Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam
**Presented at KunstKamers Rotterdam, June 2011, and at the Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, November 2011

A nice review of the book here (Dutch only)