THE SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
SPECTRUM- ERWIN OLAF: ALL THE LONELY NIGHTS
The Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf has created the series Hotel to convey the ennui of the regular traveller. By recreating some of the many rooms he has stayed in, and using models- often suggestively dressed or posed- he achieves an unsettled feeling and the impression that these are single stills from a much larger narrative. "The older I get, the more I realize that I'm more influenced by cinema than by photography," he says. "You have more emotion." The images will appear as part of Olaf's Recent Work exhibition at Hamiltons Gallery, London, April 28 - June 4.