THE SIBLINGS {Independence}



Series THE SIBLINGS
Photography/art-direction/edit: Justine Tjallinks
Styling: Ellen Mirck (AH Mngnmt)
Tailor-made props: Saskia van der Klei
Hair & Make-up: Patricia van Heumen (AH Mngnmt)
Model: Rachel Hie


Artist statement
This is the story of siblings, specifically the relationship between two sisters. Family is a connection we do not choose for ourselves, but can be one of our strongest bonds. The bond is not a given and needs to be developed over time, through shared experiences and the struggles we encounter in our daily lives.

One of the struggles is how to further the relationship, but giving enough room for the individual to blossom. The older sibling is expected to be the role model, the guardian, to give guidance. A role that might be respected in hindsight, but in that moment is seen as a nuisance. The younger sibling too has obstacles to overcome, often living in the shadow of her older sister and thus overcompensating. The Siblings shows the emotional journey that is sisterhood
THE SIBLINGS {Secrets}
THE SIBLINGS {Independence}
THE SIBLINGS {Serene}
THE SIBLINGS {Guardian}
THE SIBLINGS {Guidance}
WOODLAND {Union}
WOODLAND {Lost}
WOODLAND {Solitary}
WOODLAND {Belong}
WOODLAND {Sorrow}
FEELINGS {Jayda}
FEELINGS {Isa)
NUDE {Introspect}
NUDE {Gust}
NUDE {Strength}
NUDE {Frail}
NUDE {Reach}
SILK {Metamorphosis}
SILK {Origin}
SILK {Cocoon}