In his most recent work, Kristof Vrancken uses nature not just as a passive subject but as an active ingredient in his work. He uses an ancient process, the anthotype, to develop an organic photograph. In this technique, which dates back to the earliest days of photography, natural substances taken from flowers or other plants are used to make a vegetable ink, the coloured pigments of which have photosensitive properties. By developing his photographic images with inks made from local plants, he reinforces the relationship between a physical place and its representation. These images not only represent a territory, they are in themselves that territory.
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