Dinaya Waeyaert: Come Closer

In Come Closer by Dinaya Waeyaert you get to see the love between two wo­men from up close. The book feels like an intimate conversation between the two ­lovers, where one (­Dinaya) obsessively photographs and the other (Paola) writes notes. This photobook diary is the ode to four year of relationship with its ups and downs. It’s intimate and very personal and therefore in many ways hand-made.

Publisher: dienacht Publishing 2021

Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing
Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing
Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing

Come Closer is about my love for a woman, her name is Paola. We fell in love four years ago. Ever since, I have felt the urge to photograph her every day. As part of this series you will find mostly colour and black-and-white 35mm pictures accompanied by polaroids, notes and contact sheets, but it also features videos.

The work feels like an intimate conversation between her and me. I am an observer trying to grasp every playful moment, every moment of connection. Seeing someone so versatile and constantly changing, I tend to overload her with my presence. And then there is her, my subject, someone who feels more like a muse to me. Loving me like no one ever did.

Dinaya Waeyaert

Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing

By The Way

For Hooversound’s debut album release, Sherelle and Naina welcome San Francisco-based DJ and producer Chrissy to the family. Physical Release blends elements of ravey techno, house, and jungle that have run through his previous work.


Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing
Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing
Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog
© Dinaya Waeyaert by courtesy of dienacht Publishing
Dinaya Waeyaert - Come Closer - Bildersturm Blog

Book Specs: Come Closer by Dinaya Waeyaert published by dienacht Publishing 2021 | Size: 17 x 24 cm | 164 pages | Printed fold-out cover with contact sheets and with additional foldout portrait (36 x 50 cm) on the front cover | Including: hand taped notes, drawings and tissues; detachable post-its | Offset printing + extra varnished polaroid pictures | Open thread Swiss binding | Edition of 500 copies. Available here.


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Dinaya Waeyaert is a Belgian artist based in Brussels. After finishing her ­education at School of Arts Ghent in 2018, she self-published her first book Personal ­Collection.

Artist: https://dinayawaeyaert.com/

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dienacht Publishing is an independent photobook publisher based in Leipzig, Germany, whose aim is to showcase carefully selected photographers through a limited circulation of beautifully produced books.