Selected Portraits 2

The Process

The basis for my portraits are ideas, concepts and a manipulation of reality.

In every portrait, I create some kind of staging from imagination or perception of the portrayed.

Each portrayed person represents their own history. The portrait also tells the story of the society in which they live and the part they play in this society. It describes the person's ideology towards the greater questions; the meaning of, and important choices in, life. I am fascinated by faces and I perceive it as a privilege to be able to interpret another person's inner and outer selves; who is this portrayed person, how do they live, which values do they hold dear, and what are their thoughts about life in general?