In our photo series ‘On Heels’, we created an absurd and surreal world around a pair of women’s arms. Femininity is central in this photo series. Through the years women have been suppressed and this is still an issue. We want to challenge the viewers to stay open-minded. Things are not always what they seem.
This photo series now consists of twelve images. We continue expend this photo series. Once we have taken fifty photos, we want to publish this project in book form. We were allowed to exhibit part of this series in Barcelona (Spain) and Budapest (Hungary).
Four images of this photo series:
Tender Tabs – For this image we have created two blankets out of aluminium can tabs we found on the street. We cut and bent each tab slightly so that we could string them together. The arms of the model are covered with the blankets out of can tabs. The total process took around 5 hours.
Beloved Bark – For this image we collected bark pieces out of the park. We’ve puzzled the different pieces of bark around the arms of the model and then glued them on the arms. The total process took around 2 hours.
Black Boots – For this image we have painted the arms of the model black. We have tied a thread in every knot. So that it looks like the knots are really threaded into the skin. The total process took around 3 hours.
Fabulous Flowers – For this image the arms of the model are manually covered with different types of flowers. The total process took around 3 hours. As with every of our images we used minimal post-production.
Awards and publications
Magazine Foto Nostrum, 2020
Collective exhibition ‘Staged’ in PH21 Gallery in Budapest, 2019
The Gala Awards, Collective exhibition in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, 2019
Gold awarded in Prix de la Photographie Paris, 2019
Gold awarded in Moscow International Foto Awards, 2019
Honorable Mention London International Creative Competition, 2019
Honorable Mention 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award 2019
2nd place Fine Art Photography Awards 2019 in Open Theme
1st place ND Awards 2018 in Special – Open Theme
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