All photos © Machiel Botman/Courtesy Gitterman Gallery, New York. Above: “Julia, 2007”.
An exhibition at Gitterman Gallery in New York City of Machiel Botman’s black-and-white photographs from the past ten years is concurrent with the release of his third monograph, One Tree (Nazraeli Press, 2011). A key figure in Dutch photography, Botman has always photographed as a way to understand life. He is not restrained by photographic conventions; rather, Botman utilizes a variety of exposures, depths of field and focal distances, resulting in a style that is uniquely his own. His books are equally singular. They are autobiographical and chronicle the stages in his life, but they do not follow a linear narrative.
“Tree House, 2008”
“Horse and Church, 2008”
“Ijke’s Hand, 1999”