Simen Lambrecht

residency, Konnektor

Part of the Konnektor-project

Graduated as an architect a couple of years ago, Simen Lambrecht went abroad – from Norway to China and Ecuador – to gain diverse experiences. After many wandering, he moved his focus to photography. Immersed by this medium, Lambrecht digs up stories that flirt with photojournalism, and zeroes in on subjects such as rural and regional identity, heritage and tradition. His projects chronicle nuanced and in-depth stories and portray the beauty of the everyday.
Architect Simen Lambrecht’s residency is committed to the photographic imaging research entitled ‘Tussen/Pool’. With an individualistically architectural view, he pictures the history and present of Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge. Having created his own pinhole camera, he hits the road to the electricity plant where he captures the space, lighting and line pattern on film. Back at the Konnektor workplace, he builds a darkroom where he develops the images with natural and organic products (lemon juice, tea). This nearly post-apocalyptic work process yields raw and obscure photographic material of a building that has been defining the landscape and the community for more than 100 years. In contrast he portrays various local residents with a sharp, digital precision: every wrinkle, crinkle, dimple, crack and rupture eventually becomes visible. Now, he is looking to find corresponding patterns in the results of two radically different photographical techniques. With this play of ‘compare and contrast’ he’s aiming to allow  again a certain human factor into a building that has been devoid of its humanity since it became a ruin. 
More info on the open air exhibition Tussen/Pool