The power of Scheltens and Abbenes’ photographs hides in their ability to visually reveal the multi-layered meanings of things. They transport the viewer into their way of looking at the world and employ a great variety of strategies, such as framing scenes in surprising ways, creating unfamiliar arrangements, and zooming in on details which usually escape from a viewer’s attention. I caught up with Maurice and Liesbeth over Skype while they were sheltering in place in Amsterdam. During isolation, at the request of Flos, they had turned their lens inward to document their own home and the things in it
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