About the project
‘Within The Bubble of Surroundings’ consists of snapshots in which I capture my friends’ eternal youth, playfulness and sense of adventure. The mundane is fled and we adapt to new landscapes. They are utopian images in which time seems to stand still and where there is only attention for each other and our surroundings.
In our day-to-day life we are forced into an urban context, in which we each individually are navigating life, with additional responsibilities, uncertainties and perils of love. This creates a strong desire to escape the bustle of the city, where everything is changeable and manipulated, and to seek salvage in the simplicity and intimacy of our friendship.
About the photographer
Seppe Vancraywinkel (1998) grew up on the countryside in Hoegaarden, Belgium. He has always been surrounded by his close friends and they were always on the go, they still are. Since 2016 Vancraywinkel felt the need to capture these moments analog in black- and-white. Black and white is an important aspect in his work. It’s Seppes way of creating a filter that shields his dreamlike world from reality. He feels like colours are too close to reality, they can cause unnecessary distractions. Seppe Vancraywinkels work revolves around stories, shapes and scales.