Artist Statement

Curiosity is the fuel driving my passion to view the world through the lens of a camera. Curiosity about the world, the people within it, and how everything fits together to create the experience of life. Pushing myself to explore the world also tests the limits of my own comfort zone. I am very interested in how these personal boundaries are created, how they can expand, and the growth we experience as humans when we are willing to open ourselves to the world.

I am drawn to seek out the unknown. Within the fear and ambiguity of new experiences is also a powerful sense of anticipation, of adrenaline, of ‘anything can happen’. A camera in my hand urges me forward to find out what is on the other side of fear. My creative process is as much an exploration of my internal space as it is an exploration of the world around me. Boundaries are meant to be crossed and I capture the thrilling experience of discovery.

During this exploration, I uncover beauty in the most unlikely of places and situations. From expansive landscapes around the world to intimate portraits resonating with humanity. From dust-filled impressions of long forgotten basements to the little moment on the street that makes me laugh. It is all about the decisive moment. When the single aspects in the frame add up to something much greater than the sum of its parts, something truly remarkable comes into existence.

Curiosity is the force that drives my work. And I cannot help but curiously look forward to see where this exploration is leading me.

Ivo Berg, August 2015