VAN DE CAMP & HEESTERBEEK

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“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.|| The starting point for our work.”||

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VAN DE CAMP & HEESTERBEEK

“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.|| The starting point for our work.”||

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PassePartout-ArtCompany

VAN DE CAMP & HEESTERBEEK

“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.|| The starting point for our work.”||

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V/D CAMP & HEESTERBEEK

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V/D CAMP & HEESTERBEEK

“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.

The starting point for our work.”

The nature of portrait photography is capturing someone’s appearance at a certain moment in time. Mostly from one position or viewpoint.

The ideal image

In these days of the selfie the importance of portrait photography on social media is growing stronger and stronger. One wants to picture oneself as advantageously as possible, resembling the ideal image of oneself as closely as possible. This search for perfection is more and more at odds with reality. Profile pictures on dating sites are often not truthful, Snapchat has filters to enhance the symmetry of the face, on Instagram everybody appears to be happy in a perfect life. These are the aspects we investigate in our work.

Investigation for beauty

We investigate the aesthetic principals of symmetry in face and body by subtracting and adding. A classic view on beauty tells us that perfect beauty is only then reached when nothing more can be subtracted or added. Could this mean that only half of a face is enough when a face should have perfect symmetry? According to Plato, reality to us is only momentary, weary of wear and old age. Capturing a moment of reality with a photograph can therefore only depict a imperfect reflection of the idea of perfect beauty.

Change that moment of reality

Through means of digital manipulation we want to change that moment of reality to become a timeless esthetic image. Not only do we alter the appearance of our subject, we also create a new reality for them. We try to catch time and space by drastically altering them. Sometimes by teleporting the subjects to another as they become astronauts. Something by combining several moments and views into one image. We give our subjects their own reality bubble. With this we are constantly touching the borders of aesthetics, identity and estrangement. Always looking for a timeless and universal image referring to the collective image memory of iconic images. This is a way to deny time.

Timeless & Dynamic

In our work portrait photography becomes timeless and dynamic. Real persons become fictitious in a new reality. A reality where aesthetics are the basis of all things visible.

“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.

The starting point for our work.”

The nature of portrait photography is capturing someone’s appearance at a certain moment in time. Mostly from one positions or viewpoint.

Selfie-importance

In these days of the selfie the importance of portrait photography on social media is growing stronger and stronger. One wants to picture oneself as advantageously as possible, resembling the ideal image of oneself as closely as possible. This search for perfection is more and more at odds with reality. Profile pictures on dating sites are often not truthful, Snapchat has filters to enhance the symmetry of the face, on Instagram everybody appears to be happy in a perfect life. These are the aspects we investigate in our work.

Aesthetic Principles

We investigate the aesthetic principals of symmetry in face and body by subtracting and adding. A classic view on beauty tells us that perfect beauty is only then reached when nothing more can be subtracted or added. Could this mean that only half of a face is enough when a face should have perfect symmetry? According to Plato, reality to us is only momentary, weary of wear and old age. Capturing a moment of reality with a photograph can therefore only depict a imperfect reflection of the idea of perfect beauty.

Change the moment of reality

Through means of digital manipulation we want to change that moment of reality to become a timeless esthetic image. Not only do we alter the appearance of our subject, we also create a new reality for them. We try to catch time and space by drastically altering them. Sometimes by teleporting the subjects to another as they become astronauts. Something by combining several moments and views into one image. We give our subjects their own reality bubble. With this we are constantly touching the borders of aesthetics, identity and estrangement. Always looking for a timeless and universal image referring to the collective image memory of iconic images. This is a way to deny time.

Timeless & Dynamic

In our work portrait photography becomes timeless and dynamic. Real persons become fictitious in a new reality. A reality where aesthetics are the basis of all things visible.

v/d Camp 

&

Heesterbeek

“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.

The starting point for our work.”

The nature of portrait photography is capturing someone’s appearance at a certain moment in time. Mostly from one positions or viewpoint.

Art-College

During the later years of the eighties art college thought me to take the time to observe shadows and lines so that I could let the forms in paintings speak for themselves.

The love For Art

It is my love for art, my feelings and pasion for colors, lines and contrasts that make my paintings exciting and mysterious.

Clair Obscur

The golden ’touch’ and the effect of light on a dark background that reminds one of the technique Of Clair Obscur. A technique often used in the art of painting during the 17th century.

Challenge

It is my intention to challenge the viewer and let my paintings speak to their observations. My paintings don’t give answers but ask questions. My paintings are always different in execution.  Characters with a story, a harmony of colors, rigour, purity and romance.

v/d Camp & Heesterbeek

“Aesthetics, identity and estrangement.

The starting point for our work.”

The nature of portrait photography is capturing someone’s appearance at a certain moment in time. Mostly from one positions or viewpoint.

Selfie - Importance

In these days of the selfie the importance of portrait photography on social media is growing stronger and stronger. One wants to picture oneself as advantageously as possible, resembling the ideal image of oneself as closely as possible. This search for perfection is more and more at odds with reality. Profile pictures on dating sites are often not truthful, Snapchat has filters to enhance the symmetry of the face, on Instagram everybody appears to be happy in a perfect life. These are the aspects we investigate in our work.

Aesthatic Principles

We investigate the aesthetic principals of symmetry in face and body by subtracting and adding. A classic view on beauty tells us that perfect beauty is only then reached when nothing more can be subtracted or added. Could this mean that only half of a face is enough when a face should have perfect symmetry? According to Plato, reality to us is only momentary, weary of wear and old age. Capturing a moment of reality with a photograph can therefore only depict a imperfect reflection of the idea of perfect beauty.

Change the moment of reality

Through means of digital manipulation we want to change that moment of reality to become a timeless esthetic image. Not only do we alter the appearance of our subject, we also create a new reality for them. We try to catch time and space by drastically altering them. Sometimes by teleporting the subjects to another as they become astronauts. Something by combining several moments and views into one image. We give our subjects their own reality bubble. With this we are constantly touching the borders of aesthetics, identity and estrangement. Always looking for a timeless and universal image referring to the collective image memory of iconic images. This is a way to deny time.

Timeless & Dynamic

In our work portrait photography becomes timeless and dynamic. Real persons become fictitious in a new reality. A reality where aesthetics are the basis of all things visible.

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