The world of toy guns is a place of brightly colored water pistols and oddly shaped laser weapons, but also eerily realistic imitations that can easily be mistaken for the real deal. In the book ‘Peacekeepers’, Daan Wubben questions the ethics of these toys, and asks the reader to determine their stands. The selection of one hundred EU-approved toy guns was ordered online, shot in the studio and returned to sender.
It is the cause of death to countless animals in and around our oceans, but still seems to be a vague problem: microplastic. This photo series tries to take microplastic out of its abstraction, by showing how an ordinary red bottle cap would deteriorate and split up over the years in up to 128(!) pieces, that look very tasty to fish and birds alike. The life-expectancy of these plastic pieces lies somewhere between 450 years and eternity. i.c.w Ruiter Janssen
The world is documented a little better every day. Aerial cameras are capable of capturing big overviews in great detail. Zooming out seems to be endless, until the ‘Where’s Waldo-effect’ occurs: interesting details are lost in the bigger picture. ‘In Aerial Times 2’ invites people to take a closer look at these type of photographs. Using an interactive screen one can zoom in ever closer: an intense way to create an understanding of what you are actually looking at.
From his loft apartment on the first floor of an expat flat in downtown Eindhoven, Daan Wubben has a view over a collection point for glass and paper. The average box rarely fits through the relatively small opening of the paper bin, often resulting in more paper ending up next to the container than inside. But once in a while…