This image is a part of project 12.

Story of 9 – bound

In the meantime, the Void was not pleased. It was observing. It was lurking in the most empty places of the world. It seemed that it had no power. No power to create. No power to destroy. It had no power over the Great One. No power over the stars or the skies. No power over the earth. No power over the birds, the fish nor the animals on the land. None of the creations could be influenced nor could they be stopped. But then the Void noticed people – the special creations of the Great Creator – and it sensed a weakness. The same element that allowed people to create, allowed the Void to influence them as well. The Void came to the same conclusion as the Great Creator before it. The people were too weak to talk to them directly but they were influenceable nevertheless and that was good news for the Void. It just needed to find a way to talk to people indirectly.

The Void saw how the Great Creator talked to people through Muses. It was its only chance. The Void started to talk to the Muses as well and some of them got confused. They were hearing two voices now. Some of them could hear the difference. Others, however could not and they listened to the voice that belonged to the Void. These Muses got corrupted and became demons. After a while, they were not able to hear the Great Creators voice anymore. Now the Void could finally talk to the people and stop at least them from any endeavors and any creation. Just like the Creator was sending the Muses to the people, the Void was sending her demons to torment them.

The healing

Project 12 is not only images. It’s also a short story. This short story is not ready yet but it will be published as a book when the time is right. If you don’t want to miss that… drop me your email.

Buy 9 – bound

If you like this image, you can, of course, order it. It’s available in the following options:

Limited edition: 25 copies, 40×60 cm print on Ilford smooth pearl paper on dibond with acrylic glass and hanging frame. This edition is ready to hang on your wall.

Unlimited edition: small B5 prints on glossy paper (Ilford Crystal gloss) with a window mat.

Take a look here for the impressions of both editions.

BTS of 9 – bound

This was a sketch I just made without too much thinking. It wasn’t even meant to be part of the project. The first vision of it was a figure standing on a beach or perhaps even in the see. Very heavy wind…

But then I have arrived at a location and I thought I could shoot right here, right now. All I needed I had with me. This was happening!

Editing was a delight. This is a very positive image at first. All the bright and happy colors, but then you notice the bound hands… and it’s a bit less positive.

During the exposition, this image got a lot of attention and not many people saw the hands. It also got a lot of interpretations. Of which one was it’s an image of someone how is free. Her hands are not bound, she is holding a scarf that she took of her hair.

What are your thoughts? Is this a positive or a creapy image?