Marc Faasse (1977, Vlissingen – The Netherlands) is a photographer who lives and works in the Netherlands. He studied photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His interest in technique led him to improvise a special way of capturing people in their environment: using his own self-made remote-controlled camera attached to the apex of a long fishing rod, he photographs various public spaces from above, then later stitches the images together into a composite. “On the one hand I want people to think about the technique we are using to map the world, but it’s also an investigation of how people move about in these spaces that I’m drawn to.”
By taking photographs over a long period – sometimes three months – he comes to thoroughly know the place, and thus the final composite image shows his knowledge/research of the use of that particular public space. This is how he constructs – with single images captured with his camera/pole – a new way of seeing the world.