The Dutch artist Henri Blommers was invited to be our first FFL Artist in Residence, in cooperation with Müllerhaus Lenzburg. During three weeks in December of 2021, he spent much of his time in the woods and meadows of Lenzburg to photograph local flora and collect specimens and water samples. Of particular interest to him are those intersectional areas in nature where they become farmed, cultivated and managed natural resources, where native plant species have been endangered. For this, aside from his own intensive research, he sought out guidance and advices from the community. His analog photographic process is informed—physically, chemically and conceptually—by the observations he makes in the field and by a deep sense of urgency regarding our environment.
Henri Blommers is an Amsterdam-based fine-art photographer working both digitally and analog, with a variety of cameras. He creates a refuge out-of-this-world dimension full of bold colors, based on contemporary socially engaged themes like plastics and the impact on our future, digital influences on our lives, and is co-creator of Hello Gorgeous magazine fighting the stigma around HIV.
Müllerhaus, Bleicherain 7, 5600 Lenzburg
Wald Lenzburg, Gofiweg