Isn’t this a pure sublimation?
Interview with Sven Johne
What are you a silent witness to?
2017 in Croatia, Serbia or Bosnia: Men my age, maybe a little older, completely in camouflage. They were at work with serious expressions and heavy trimmers on the lawns of their homes. Or I saw them half-hidden in trees and bushes, loppers at the ready. Twenty-five years ago, they were all young conscripts. I asked myself: isn’t this dogged gardening with all that heavy equipment pure sublimation?
Do you also feel like a historian? Archaeologist?
Even if it may sound coy: I’m not really good at anything. A bit of an amateur historian, yes, but also a bit of a recreational writer and amateur sociologist. As a photographer, I’m only mediocre. But all together I think it works.
What pictures would you rather not have seen?
On this trip: none. There are sad places, yes. Srebrenica was bad, when I came I got into a Bosniak mourning ceremony. But why would I rather not have seen that?