HAIKU – Photography: Davy van Laere

A poem in the form of a Japanese haiku consists of no more than three short lines, 17 syllables in total, and it’s usually a somewhat quirky observation of a fleeting moment in time. Often involving nature, seasonal changes, and featuring crisp punchlines, we felt tempted to present our first impression of the following photographs as haikus – flying down five steps, then seven, then five again. Here you go: No drafts or second thoughts, it’s all about pure expression of a sudden insight.

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Karsten

following nature
modern kid of pure skating
total razorblade

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Phil

in the gang of crooks
no one is leading the force
stop pretending please

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Michi

they are watching you
you never live in freedom
pushing boundaries

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Taipei

windows of the world
turning around in their mind
it’s a different view

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Béziers

story of the bird
turning around in their height
endless energy

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Nassim

time is ticking fast
go up go down round and round
irresistible

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Ignacio

searching for a chance
still waiting for the big break
damn it don‘t give up