LIFE FRAMER GRAND WINNER 2015
''The images are sophisticated, polished, and powerfully disarming” – Brian Paul Clamp (owner and director of ClampArt gallery in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography).
Exhibited 7 -16 January Meinier Gallery London
From the series Nude
Photography/Creative Direction: Justine Tjallinks
Post production: Peter Witte (Magic Group Media)
Hair & make-up: Danine Zwets (AHM)
Fashion design: Annemarije van Harten
Model: Miriam de Boer
She finds herself navigating a world that is full of challenges and prejudice to overcome. Living with albinism not only means an absence of pigmentation in the skin and hair, but also impairment in vision. Not allowing herself to be dispirited she goes about her business like any other, propelled forward by inner strength. We all fight our battles, with the difference being that she wears her vulnerability on the outside for all to see. The preconceived opinion being that she is frail.
Nude explores the duality between the vulnerability and strength within oneself. The soft colour palette represents the vulnerability, whilst the strength and determination is found in the body language.