Lieven Nollet has been using photography for some time now to look at the relationship between reality and the subjective experience thereof. For him the photo refers on the one hand to an essential subject captured by the camera and on the other hand it contains a photo image of hidden layers of meaning. From the isolated, but privileged position of an outsider, Lieven Nollet photographs his immediate surroundings - the interior architecture of different prisons. 'Prison' is the symbol for concepts such as freedom and the theft of freedom. The complexity of this social phenomenon refers not just to a deep human tragedy, but also a collective and individual search for identity. Lieven Nollet is above all interested in special moments of silence where, through continuous experiencing of reality, a deeper existential meaning emerges. Or as E. Hopper states: "Truth is in what is visible. When we want to understand what is not visible, we must go as deeply as possible into what is visible. In essence, the invisible will become visible through its reality ".