iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories
iris janke fotografie photography and other stories

And other Stories IV
“Polaroids, 2009–13”
24 polaroids, 8,5 x 10,8 cm



The approach to photography, where photographs are conceived, quite simply, as a form of memory, is one that I feel strongly connected to. My son was five years old when I started to take photographs of the drawings he did, the things he found and the curious objects he built from cardboard, wood and other everyday scrap. I take photographs of these things, not to have the ability to then discard them, but because I know that they will be forgotten, lost or broken as fast as they have appeared, even if they were for a brief moment the most important things in his life. For me the photographs of these objects become, not the most important things in my life, but special and irreplaceable fragments of my memory.