After Images, the photos that were never taken

a project by Rein Jelle Terpstra

january, 2010 -
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL

audio installation in NFM

What happens when an important moment cannot be recorded? When a photographer did not bring his or camera. When the machine refused to function, or contained no film, or the batteries were dead? To what degree does this missed opportunity influence our thinking, our imagination? How does the perceived image impact our memory? And can these fluid, never recorded after images inspire new thoughts and stories? After Images is a project about photos that were never taken. 29 ‘image makers’ tell the story of the photo they were unable to take and how that image can go on haunting them.