2020 / Fine Art
Judith Minks Photography
In her youth,Judith Minks worked every summer vacation as a chambermaid at Hotel de Wadden on Vlieland. Every day she saw the traces of lives that had taken place within the four walls for a short time.
She wrote the stories about those lives in her head and then forgot about them.Until these memories came back after several hotel visits related to her work.
She recreated a hotel room in her studio in Harlingen.Bed and bedside tables; etc. She fitted everything.And then she let her imagination play with her memories and staged the hotel scenes that she dreamed of in her childhood on Vlieland
Minks creates cinematic photos, staged in her studio with elaborately detailed sets of daily life in created interiors, a Hotel room or even a stable with a rather alienated and uneasy quietude. "I have always been fascinated by the still image because you can take the time to discover every detail."
With her rather alienated and uncomfortable images with their immaculately staged lighting and sombre, solitary figures, it becomes clear that Gregory Grewdson and Edward Hopper are both great examples for her. The images Minks creates are based on her own memories, experiences and fantasies.