Jan Koster, Sine Labe Concepta

Jan Koster, Sine Labe Concepta Jan Koster's Sine Labe Concepta (the latin for 'immaculate conception') is a new series that sits in between his Dutchscapes and Havana work. Shot in different European cities including Venice, Porto, London, Berlin and Saintes Maries de la Mer, it starts where Dutchscapes ends, the Dutch coast, and ends where the Havana series begins: a statue of Maria, the mother of Christ. Koster sees the images as "a personal construction of reality" based loosely around the influence of the Catholic church throughout the history of Europe. Some typically gorgeous images here and also a few jet-black humorous digs which suggest that conception tends to be a good deal short of immaculate.