Belgian photographer Joris Hermans decided a year ago to leave his country and travel around the world, for an indefinite period. Since he has to stay in many hotels and motels all around the globe, he began to immortalize these transitory places of life. Australia, Cambodia, United States, India, etc.; the artist gives himself up to the ritual of photographing the room in which he has slept just before leaving it. With «Rooms», Hermans offers us a series which explore temporary spaces in an intimate and raw way.
«Like people, a room has a personality, and they all look different. The problem is that most people never really experience or see that. I try to notice details, light and atmosphere and, most of the time, I don’t even mind if there’s something “wrong” with the room. It just adds personality, he says. The second thing is that booking websites or travel magazines almost never show the room as it is. They strip it down from all the personality and atmosphere. Photoshop, 3D renderings, everything is used to make the photos look slick and boring.» Follow his many travels in his blog THE WORLD AHEAD OF US².