The work that both photographers present is about beauty and concealment.
Annelie Bruijn shows with her aesthetic autonomous images how she plays with beauty and light. With her apparently cheerful images with sweet colors, Lizette Schaap shows how vulnerable life is. LIZETTE SHEEP: In our society I feel that we have to rush all the time, that we have to live for the future instead of in the here and now. The speed of our existence and the overconsumption that comes with it causes damage. Not only to ourselves as individuals, but also to other people and especially to our planet. The consequences of this are most noticeable in places where consumption is on a smaller scale than we do. My goal is to live consciously in the present, to deal with the haste and speed of existence and to find more peace in my life. That is why I maintain the sustainability principle of the 3Ps: an equilibrium between people, planet and profit. ANNIE BROWN: The essence of vulnerability and strength Annelie Bruijn's roots lie in fashion photography and styling. The work she made for Vogue NL, Vogue Man, Amica, Bare Journal and Cap 74024, among others, already showed a high degree of authenticity. The step to making autonomous work was not a big one for her. By means of analog photography, Bruijn captures the elusiveness of a momentum in time. Although her images are aesthetic with an irrevocable feminine touch, aesthetics is not her main goal. She is more concerned with capturing the 'authenticity' and essence of the moment and her models. Showing a hidden beauty. One of her great examples, for example, is Bertien van Manen.