Joakim Eskildsen (born 1971) Danish Artist
Joakim Eskildsen said that he doesn’t want to depict realities. Through all of his works a see a beautiful light between orange and pink, gentle and pleasant, where I can plunge into without any obstacle. This feeling is warm, away from shadows and blackness.
Maybe the authors is more likely a storyteller, which focused on little subjects processed as big, and big subjects studied through a keyhole : From his home town to moving houses of Roma communities to vacant home of American poor people.
I remember this particular photography about three Roma characters, sited in their house next to the bed, two women and a child. One of them was looking through the window in the light of the beginning of the day. It was grand.
“If you live below the poverty line in the U.S., you are most likely to live in an unsafe area with high crime rates. Houses we visited were often completely barred, the windows taped for security reasons, and parents were scared to let their children go out. Inside the homes, often built from low quality materials, air conditioning and TV were running at all times. The influence of the mass media is massive, and many people experience themselves as losers since they cannot live up to the ideals that are presented to them on TV.”