In his series Hotel Rooms, Willem van den Hoed brings together three elements: interior, exterior and the glass that separates them. In his works he looks for a balance between these elements: layered realities, composed from countless detailed and random shots.
In 4814, which he photographed in the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, the interior of the hotel is only present as a reflection in the glass that gives a view of an extensive city. The field of tension built up by Willem van den Hoed depends from the position of the spectator in relation to the work.
Closer, the structure of the city is visible in every detail, from the dark quietness on the cemetery to the nocturnal activities in a 7-Eleven supermarket. The reflection of the hotel room is merged into the nocturnal image of Tokyo. However, from some distance the infinite details of the city fuse together into a sea of lights and the reflection of room 4814 is clearly visible. The lamp, dominating the interior of the room, turns out to be one of the lights of the city. We have arrived.