Home Works, (work in progress since 2005)

I started photographing when I was 14 years old, now I am 41. During the first years, I photographed around the house, in the fields and in the forest. From the first beginning, it was a certain light or weather condition that inspired me and made me eager to go out. Since that time, I have moved away from the village, and started to photograph on different journeys. The first works were from Scandinavia and Portugal, then all around Europe, India and Africa.

At some point, my interest started turning back to the beginnings, and to the things that had so much inspired me at first. I felt it was a relief to photograph in the immediate surroundings, rediscovering what had made me so interested in photography – an artistic homecoming as it were. It coincided with the time my son was born, and little later, my daughter. Consequently, my family started looking for a good place to live, which has taken us to six different homes – in Finland, Denmark, and Germany.

Joakim Eskildsen