Hans van der Linden

The relation between photography and reality is an ambiguous one. The medium allows us to tell stories, the way we want them to happen. The boundaries between fact and fiction blur. Exactly at this blurry moment, a playing field for extended subjectivity opens up. Is the decisive moment truly a decisive one? Or is there a twilight zone to be explored?

Hans is interested in the hidden story of artifacts and places. Things that are not clear at first sight. He likes to document what is there and what is not. Hans likes to take a step further. To reach far beyond the things we see and things that have disappeared. In doing so he connects the present, past and future, and if need be, going into the imaginary realm.


Hans is probably best known for Oorstof, Food for thought and The road of wisdom.

For a whole year, Hans submerged into the music-scene. He documented Oorstof, an independent organisation that promotes adventurous jazz. Hans explored the way musicians are experiencing life on the road.

With The road of wisdom Hans takes us on a journey past all kinds of hidden stories. Tracks, old stone steps, unidentifiable objects and more. Hans shows how truly wonderful and interesting it all is.

As an undergraduate, Garrett was primarily a shot-putter, though he also competed in the jumping events. When he decided to compete in the famous first modern Olympic games being revived and held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, Professor William Milligan Sloane suggested that Garrett also try the discus. They consulted classical authorities to develop a drawing and Garrett hired a blacksmith to make a discus. It weighed nearly 30 pounds and was impossible to throw any distance, so he gave up on the idea. When Garrett discovered that a real discus weighed less than five pounds, he decided to enter the event for fun.Robert S. Garrett (May 24, 1875 – April 25, 1961) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Garrett

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