Frans Jozef van Rensch was born in the Netherlands but has been travelling for his whole life. The photos he has taken on the way reflect his character: engaged, restrained and authentic. His modesty has on every continent opened doors to closed worlds that he shares with us in a soft, almost philosophical way. The people who stand in front of his camera feel that they are dealing with a sensitive artist, not a voyeur. His integrity is so clearly evident that he rarely encounters resistance.
Frans Jozef knows neither glamour nor hypocrisy and reserves a special place for the outcast, the needy child and the desperate beggar. As such, it has become more than a photography book. A demand for attention for the pure yet hard reality behind the colourful facades, from man to man.
‘Light in the Dusk’ is a title that fits perfectly with the master of the chiaroscuro.
With a foreword by Princess Caroline of Monaco.