"To have your passion stirred up inside you, to be renewed and inspired is a driving force, an oasis, an addiction. I have always been attracted to surreal imagery and I believe that photography as a medium lends a kind of realism to some of these ‘fantasies’, allowing it to exist in closer relationship to the viewer. I like that it suggests the possibility of an unseen truth.
Shooting underwater seemed
like the logical next step to finding a balance between the surreal world and my own reality. To me, water is a symbolic birthing place. I can attempt to control it, but it has a life of its own. It becomes like another dimension, dreamlike, unreal, yet deep-rooted in our being.
As an artist, I want to explore it as a symbol that nurtures the psyche, be it positive or negative. The characters often seem to evolve or deteriorate. I wouldn’t like to remove this aspect of my shooting, the surprise of the change appeals too much to me.” Ilse Moore's words.
I am fortunate to work with artists that share my passion & vision.