The girl with the broken HEART
Photography & Styling by Nienke Wind
Design by Oilily Verbeek
Make up Artist & Hair Stylist by Salma
Model - Jorijn Wiegersma
of Moxie Models Amsterdam @moxiemodels.amsterdam
Why are you an image maker?
I love to create a new world; I began as an illustrator 15 years ago, I loved making drawings all day long. Then one day I used my camera making some concepts for new illustrations and then I realized that making images, can also create a new world.
I love the combination of photography and styling.
What inspires you to shoot in such a dreamy, surreal way?
In this world everything for me looks like a rat race. I need to create a sort of dreamy world in my series, just a world where the viewer longs to be besides being busy all the time… a place where you can be yourself and dream away about everything you wanted to be.
I’m inspired by my big hero Tim Walker, he is a master in creating a new, dreamy world.
How would you describe your style of shooting?
In my series I think it’s important to create a new reality through photography but also styling plays an important role in my images by using fashion.
I’m very intuitive when I start shooting, I often make mood boards but for me that’s a basic idea. I do have a lot of ideas in my head and I like to work out all of my ideas, sometimes it works sometimes not.
Your subjects often feel vulnerable is such a beautiful way. Describe the importance of the relationship between subject and photographer and what your process is in regards to that.
My work is very personal, you can literally see how I feel in my images. The models translate my sense of emptiness in this busy society or the urge for me as a person who wants to dream away.
It's obvious that nature plays an important role in this series, why is that?
For me nature is a kind of freedom. The nature in these series is the nature I grew up as a kid. Besides that tranquility, for me personally, nature stands for dreams. Dreams are central to my work as a photographer and a conceptual thinker.
What makes a great image to you?
When I look at an image for more than 5 seconds it’s a good image. For me that is, for example, the fragile and vulnerable characters in my images.